Our Mediterranean-style climate and superb location is conducive to rapid
plant growth; anything we put in the ground immediately flourishes. As
evidence of this, zucchini from our garden swept first, second and third places
at the 2005 Healdsburg Farmers' Market Giant Zucchini Contest!
Additionally, Scott's zucchini took second and third place at the 2006 Farmer's
market, being narrowly edged out by a professional farmer from Windsor.
See the monster zucchinis here. Much bigger than a garden, but not quite a farm, Lavender Hill Vineyards
We have two blocks of grapes: Primitivo and Zinfandel. Block One was planted
in spring of 2000 and consists of approximately 1.2 acres of St. George
rootstock with a mix of Primitivo and "Old Vine" clone Zinfandel. Block Two, of approximately
two acres, was planted in spring of 2004 and yielded its first
vintage in 2006 from the "Deaver" clone. To see a picture of our Zinfandel vineyard, click
here. Passalacqua Winery has produced the 2005 vintages and beyond.
The flavor profile of the wines from our vineyard have prompted us to coin the term "ZinGasm!"™.
Pictures of the 2006 grape harvest can be found
In 2001, we planted the first of three separate blocks of Lavender on our
property. In 2002 and 2003, we planted two more blocks. Today, we
have approximately 3,000 plants under cultivation. We focus our efforts
on providing fresh cut lavender to the crafts and essential oils market.
If you are interested in a commercial, wholesale source of supply for fresh
Lavender, please call us at 707-433-8989 or send an email to
Also, our Pick-Your-Own (PYO) method is available to the
public from approximately mid-June through August.
Given our ideal Mediterranean climate, our grove is made up of the
traditional Tuscan varieties: Leccino, Frontoio, Pendolino. We
planted the olives in 2000 as 15 gallon specimens. The
trees are now 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Our 30 trees yield
approximately 20 gallons of oil each year and are blended into the
gold-medal Deergnaw label. Click
here to see a picture of our olive grove.