Press Information

Proprietors

Sarah O'Herron & Edward Boyce, along with their children:
CJ -- Vintage 1990
Sean -- Vintage 2001
Timmy -- Vintage 2003
Lucy -- Vintage 2005
Denny -- Vintage 2007

Media and Trade Contact

Melissa Schulte
619-203-8230
melissa@blackankle.com

Photos

Please feel free to use these photos of our vineyard and tasting room.

Red Varieties Planted

  • Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Malbec
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir

White Varieties Planted

  • Albariño
  • Chardonnay
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Muscat
  • Viognier

Important Dates

  • May 2002 - 145 acre farm on Black Ankle Road purchased
  • April 2003 - First 7 ½ acres of grapes planted
  • April 2004 - Additional 15 acres of grapes planted
  • Fall 2005 - First small scale harvest from 2003 planting
  • Fall 2006 - First harvest from entire vineyard
  • Fall 2008 - First bottles of wine available for sale and tasting room opened to public
  • Spring 2011 - Additional 20 acres of grapes planted
  • Winter 2017/2018 - Two new farms purchased. 170 acre farm in Westminster that will be used for expanding the amount of wine we have at Black Ankle and 250 acre farm in Clarksburg. The Clarksburg location will have a new sales and tasting space called Live Edge Vineyards with an anticipated tasting room opening date of 2024.