We have almost 2 acres of Howell Mountain AVA Cabernet Sauvignon grapes growing on our property. The harvest yields an average of 6 tons of exceptional quality grapes for making a premium Howell Mountain Cab.
Contact us at:
brent@PonderosaVines.com or Call 630.508.3740
Formerly known as Bella Vetta Vineyard, Brent and Laura Albrecht took ownership of the property in 2021. 1.68 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted in 2001 and another .2 acres added in 2018 for 1.88 net vine acres.
Vineyard gets full sun and protected by the surrounding Ponderosa Pine trees native to the area.
Rootstock is 110 R, and clone is Entave 191 with 4x4 spacing in vineyard. Vineyard is in the Howell Mountain AVA at 1936 ft.
April 22, 2023
Bud Break is finally getting moving up here on Howell Mountain. Look at these cute little leaves popping out! This is late compared to last year. 2022 we started bud break around April 1, so it looks like we are approx 3 weeks later this year. Lots of rain in Feb and March combined with much cooler days has slowed things down. This week could be our first week with every day 70+ degrees. It's beautiful here and we are enjoying the sun and looking forward to our second season in the vineyard
Ponderosa Vines is proud to be partnering with Stressed Vines to produce our first vintage of Howell Mountain Cab. Watch for updates on this year's harvest as it progresses, we are looking forward to watch how this inaugural vintage develops.
In March we tasted the 2022 vintage and it was very exciting. Obviously very early, but so far it is shaping up to be a spectacularly delicious wine!