IN THE HEART OF PASO ROBLES’ WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT, JADA IS A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER.
Made for Winegrowing
It is the confluence of geography, climate and soils that makes the Willow Creek District and Jada so ideal for winegrowing. More abundant rainfall than many of the other sub-AVAs in Paso Robles and a long cool growing season contribute to the complexity, freshness, and acidity of our wines. Our hilltop terraces, which rise to an elevation of 1300 feet and 17 miles from the coast, are chockfull of fractured shale, rocks, pockets of limestone and even fossils. Farming here is not for the faint of heart, but this challenging environment leads to reduced vigor in our vines and decreased berry size, essential to the intensity of our fruit and the underlying minerality of our wines.
Stretching across three dominant hills and with elevations ranging between 1,100 and 1,300 feet, our vineyard encompasses distinct microclimates and soil types which give us the ability to grow eight different varieties of wine grapes. The combination of row direction, slope aspect and light, coastal breezes allows fruit to ripen fully and evenly. With average rainfall of 24-30” and soils composed of shallow to deep calcareous clay loam, shale rock, and boulders, the site is ideal for sustainable and organic farming practices. In wet years we can “dry farm” the western slopes of the vineyard and in arid years we can achieve the needed canopy growth for balanced fruit.
Certified Organic & Sustainable
Since 2014, Jada has been immersed in the use of sustainable and organic farming practices. We measure soil moisture and plant stress along with grape phenolic analysis to determine best practices in the vineyard, including the use of deficit irrigation. Balanced fruit loading, cluster shaping, detailed canopy management, and shade cloths are all techniques used to ensure the ultimate expression of fruit from each block. Surrounded by neighboring vineyards and oak woodlands, we also consider the ecological health of the entire property. Organic farming, minimal tilling of the vine rows and the use of cover crops encourage healthy flora and fauna both in and outside of the vineyard.
Jada has been committed to organic farming since 2014 and in 2021 received formal certification of our organic farming program by the CCOF.
In 2021, Jada was awarded a USDA grant for fire suppression and land management of our 11-acre oak grove. It was the first formal fuel suppression project conducted on the Central Coast.
As an organic farm, one of the ways we are able to naturally manage pest control is to promote the population of owls in and around our vineyard.
In 1999, we built a man-made pond outside of the vineyard so local wildlife had a water source during the warm growing season in Paso Robles. It was an elegant, simple start towards our sustainability program.
Seven different varieties of olives are on our estate, including Frantoio, Leccino, Manzanillo, Sevillano, Maurino, Pendolino, and Mission olives.
ONE TREE PLANTED
As part of our ongoing commitment to organic and sustainable farming practices, Jada is proud to be a sponsor of One Tree Planted, a 501c3 non-profit with a focus on global reforestation.
For each new member of our wine club, Jada donates a tree on his/her behalf. This is one simple way we do our part to help restore global and local ecosystems.