The Holy Sepulchre cemetery grounds in Hayward, CA, were the birthplace of Bishop’s Vineyard and serve as home to our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Primitivo grapes. The neutrality of the weather in Hayward serves as a great home to these varietals, which need a “not too hot, but not too cold” type of environment.
The Holy Cross cemetery in Antioch, CA, is home to our Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel grapes. The warmer climate serves these thick-skinned varietals well, as they are less susceptible to burn and rot. Cabernet is the last grape to be picked during growing season, so it’s best to keep this thriving, away from any cold or damp conditions.
St. Joseph’s cemetery in San Pablo, CA, with its cooler, damper temperatures, is home to our Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sangiovese grapes. The Pinot Noir grape is particularly thin-skinned, and it’s friend, Merlot, ripens especially early and thrives in colder soil.