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.
We farm 49 acres of dry-farmed organic vines, and we're focused on Rhone varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon is the only non-Rhone varietal. Rhone varietals include Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Counoise, Viognier, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc.
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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