Our estate properties purchased in 2003 and 2004 are progressing as planned. These unique, low vigor sites are located in the heart of the Green Valley Appellation amongst the undulating ridge tops and are planted with pedigree field selections. Our sustainably farmed vineyards are configured on a 3×4 foot planting matrix of high density (i.e. 3,630 plants/acre as compared to the usual 1,100 plants/acre) requiring intense hand farming. The 2007 Harvest marked the first fruit from the DuMOL Estate Vineyards. To say it met our high expectations would be a gross understatement. This Estate fruit will become the centerpiece of our finest efforts, as the 2007 and future DuMOL wines will bear out.