Parrish Creston Vineyard
In 1995, the Parrish Creston vineyard was planted on 40 acres with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique vineyard consisted of four different clones of Cabernet grafted onto two different rootstocks. The clones featured were Clone 4, 6, 7, and 337. The 2014 Clone 6 became an awarded and popular vintage. In 2020, the vineyard was replanted with more Cabernet Sauvignon, but a few other varieties to add to the Parrish wine portfolio.
The terrain of the Parrish Creston vineyard is unique to the region due to its location and the influence of the cool evening coastal breezes and the warm daytime temperatures. The soil features granite with high calcium, which produces beautiful color and flavor for the wine. The Cabernet has its own unique personality and as David would tell you: “The wine is distinctive and never tries to be anything else.” Just like he was taught by his Grandfather Earl, “If you’re a 3rd baseman, stay at 3rd base, and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.”
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Average Rainfall: 11.5 inches
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Petite Sirah