Geoff & Margaret Roullard’s interest in growing grapes and wine making in Nevada was initially piqued by Bill Coplin. “Bill generously allowed us to prune, weed and ultimately, harvest, his vineyard in West Washoe Valley in 2019”, said Geoff jokingly. Then, under the tutelage of Joe Bernardo, we developed an appreciation for the process of grape growing and wine making here in Nevada.
Grapes Grown - Wines Made
Geoff and Margaret planted 152 vines in their initial vineyard in 2018, with the rows running East-West in ameliorated decomposed granite soil. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Meniure and Zinfandel. The rows are 7’ apart, vines are spaced 5’ apart and bilateral cordon spur trained utilizing a drip system on timer.
Margaret & Geoffrey