Grape Varieties grown at Clos du Lac

Clos du Lac has approximately 24 tons of Cabernet Franc grapes for sale, ranging from a few years up to 18 years of age. In addition, we have approximately 18 tons of Petite Sirah, planted in 2002, 16 tons of Mourvedre grapes, and 2 tons of Petit Verdot grapes. Exact tonnage may increase depending on water availability this season. All vines are grown in a "head trained" fashion and are maintained by our professional vineyard maintenance company.

The current 2018 price is $1500 per ton for all varieties. We arrange for the picking of the grapes.

Our grapes are sold to wineries as well as home winemakers. Wineries that have purchased grapes from Clos du Lac include:

Grapes are primarily sold by the ton to commercial wineries. In 2018 selected varieties may be available for home winemakers who are interested in purchasing smaller quantities.

Cabernet Franc:



Principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style. Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine and contributing finesse and a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, and cassis, sometimes even violets.

Wines made from our Cabernet Franc have won multiple state and national awards and have earned high scores in national publications including:

Petite Sirah:



Known in the Rhône region as Durif or Petite Syrah, it produces wines with high tannin levels and thus the ability to age. Characteristically, these wines have dense blackberry fruit character, mixed with black pepper notes.

Wines made from our Petite Sirah have won multiple state and national awards and have earned high scores in national publications including:

Petit Verdot:



A Bordeaux highly concentrated grape, exuding abundant color, structure and flavor. It is utilized not only in blends to add color and stouter tannins, but also as a front and center grape being bottled as a single varietal. Flavor profile often includes blackberry, black cherry and black plum.




Mourvèdre:



A wine grape variety used to make both strong, dark red wines and rosés. It produces tannic wines that can be high in alcohol, and is most successful in Rhone-style blends. It has a particular affinity for Grenache, softening it and giving it structure. Its taste varies greatly according to area, but often has a wild, gamey or earthy flavor, with soft red fruit flavors.




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Please contact Brian at 503-708-3396 or Sales@closdulacvineyards.com