7 acres sourced
Crawford is a small family-owned and run farm, well-diversified with apples, corn and blueberries in addition to grapes. These third generation farmers do not worry about trends and fads; they focus only on what is best for the plant and final product. For example, when everybody else is on double cordon, Crawford uses Geneva double curtain. Geneva double curtain trains the foliage up, creating good air movement and shade for the fruit, perfect for whites, it allows more time for ripening and not so much stress from the heat.
Poor, very fine sandy soil provides excellent drainage. Crawford has warm, dry summers, but is cooler than other areas, producing grapes with great acids and flavors.