There are many variables that effect the flavors of wine.Â Environmental elementsÂ are the first factors to determine the final outcome of a wine. Subtle differencesÂ inÂ enviromental conditionsÂ can be passed into the finalÂ product.Â "Terroir" -Â Basically, it refers to the micro-climates that exist across a vineyard.
At Mercer House Estate, each of theÂ vineyards hasÂ it'sÂ own unique climate based on theÂ different soil types, field slopes, proximity to aquatics, wood lines and orientation toÂ sun exposure. These subtle differences impart unique flavors into the grapes of each vineyard, each harvest and each wine.
When we designed the trellis layout, we took into account these differences andÂ decided toÂ label each as part of the vineyard culture, which is reflected in the unique flavors ofÂ our wines.