Gus Gamba with Hector Garcia, vineyard manager of Starr Road Ranch
Hector has been managing the ranch for well over 30 years, and Gus has had the pleasure of working with Hector for 10 of those years. Hector is on the ranch daily and knows every nuance of the vineyard, and oversees every aspect with passion and dedication. Hector also works with the Santa Rosa Junior College educating the young and upcoming growers around the county and is a knowledgeable mentor. We are extremely fortunate to have Hector and his crew on our team!
Late spring growth at the Starr Road Ranch
After bud break, green shoots emerge and reach skyward. We carefully thin the shoots to ensure the energy produced by the vine is directed as efficiently as possibly to the fruit clusters. Note the green shoots that have been thinned on the vineyard floor. One of the many practices that are taken in the vineyard to encourage the highest quality fruit production possible for our wines.