kukkula

kukkula (Finnish for "high place")makes Rhone-centric blends from dry-farmed, organic, estate vines.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • About
    Finnish for a "high place", kukkula refers to winemaker/owner Kevin Jussila's heritage and the stunning westside location overlooking Adelaida and the Adelaida Schoolhouse. kukkula exclusively produces blends with a Rhone focus, from dry-farmed, organic and estate vines.

    We believe that most of the hard work is done in the vineyard. And, if we maintain this discipline, farm organically, and without irrigation, we will create wines of intense aromatics, flavors, and color, that are a true expression of place, and the essence of their terroir.

    Our home and winery are nestled in the vineyard and olive orchard, and are very modern structures which employ unconventional materials. Both have won AIA citations for design excellence.
  • Vineyard Details
    • We farm 49 acres of dry-farmed organic vines, and we're focused on Rhone varietals. Plantings include 3 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5 acres of Zinfandel, 2 acres each of Petite Sirah, Viognier, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc, 12 acres of Syrah, 10.5 acres of Grenache and Mourvedre, and 1.5 acres of Counoise.
    • First Date Planted: 2006
    • Last Date Planted: 2013
    • Row Spacings: 12 X 12 Diamond
    • Trellis Type: Head trained
    • Rootstock: Mostly 1103P
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Dry Farmed
    • Soil Types: Clay, Sedimentary
    • Slope Description: Hillside, steep
    • Aspect: North Facing bias
    • Harvest Method: Hand
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 3 acres

    • Counoise | 1.5 acres

    • Grenache | 10.5 acres

    • Mourvèdre | 10.5 acres

    • Petite Sirah | 2 acres

    • Syrah | 12 acres

    • Zinfandel | 3.5 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 2 acres

    • Roussanne | 2 acres

    • Viognier | 2 acres