The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso's Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso's favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside from lending their farming knowledge and manual labor to neighbors and those in need, they were the area's biggest philanthropists, leaving 100% of their estate to charity when they passed, Dick in 1990 and Claude in 2000.
Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 100 acres of the property in 2001 with the intent of growing the best fruit for some of the best wineries in the area. After making wine with Justin Smith (of Saxum) for five years and Stephan Asseo (of L'Aventure Wines) for two years the Jensens decided it was time to create their own expression with Booker Vineyard. The 2005 Vintage was Booker Vineyard's first release with the wines being made by owner Eric Jensen.
Booker Vineyard is farmed biodynamically. We believe it keeps us in touch with our vineyard and forces us to perceive it as a living, breathing entity.
First Date Planted: 2002
Last Date Planted: 2015
Row Spacings: 7x3
Trellis Type: VSP & Head- Trained
Grenache Blanc | 22 acres
Syrah Noir | 20 acres
Tempranillo | 3 acres
Roussanne | 3 acres
Viognier | 3 acres
Other | 6 acres
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