Rock Star's Vineyard and Orchard steps up the side of a steep slope in the high desert of Arizona at 5000' elevation. This project involved the design and construction of several acres of terraces, and took 2.5 years to complete.
 
Challenge: Stablize a steep slope and set up a system for efficient movement and workflow on that terrain.
 
Solutions: Construct on-contour terraces using on-site rock and amend soils for over 700 vines planted in vineyard. In orchard, construct zig-zagging terraces to infiltrate runoff and super-hydrate planting areas during rain storm events.
 Project Lead: Andrew Millison

High desert Terraced Vineyard & Orchard

Jerome, Arizona USA
Terraced Vineyard
Terraced Vineyard
Terraced Vineyard
Terraced Vineyard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Diverse Terraced Orchard
Crew with Maynard - R.I.P. Pablo
Crew with Maynard - R.I.P. Pablo