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Francisca's Vineyard

Francisca's Vineyard

Forgeron Cellars sources the beautiful Viognier we use in our Façon Blanc White Rhône Blend from Francisca's.


"Every Day In The Vineyard Is A Holiday" - Francisca Van Heezik


4.3 Acres of Syrah (4154 vines) planted in 2001
2.3 Acres of Viognier (2239 vines) planted in 2004

Francisca & her huband planted the vineyard and do the majority of the work themselves. They only hire supplemental help when behind schedule or need extra hands such as during harvest.

The Van Heezik's goals are to produce quality wine grapes in a sustainable environment using sustainable methods. They accomplish this by:
- Focusing on the health and structure of the soils
- Managing irrigation
- Obtaining uniformity throughout the vineyard

Francisca's Vineyard is certified Salmon-Safe and follow viticulture practices as specified by sustainable LIVE (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) certification requirements.