Hye Estate Vineyard
In the early 1900s, a turkey processing plant was located in the region. The Dieke farm was home to ten thousand turkeys which left an impact on the nitrogen content of the soil. The terroir at the Hye Estate tells the story of the homestead’s past. Dig deep into the ground and you’ll find more rocks than soil because of the previous rocky riverbed bottom. Closer to the surface, the soil transforms into a finer, lighter color of dirt—a reflection of the area’s abundant limestone and granite. Finally, at the soil’s surface the lighter brown earth gives way to a dark, rich dirt that has been farmed for well over 100 years.
- Established: 2012
- Elevation: 1,493 feet
- Rainfall: 33 inches per year
- Soil: riverbed, limestone, rich in nitrogen
- Acres: 6.5 producing acres
- Varietals: Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Malbec