Category: The Mission Vineyard Project

The Mission Vineyard Project


The Heritage Mission Vineyard at the Dana Adobe | August 9, 2023

The Heritage Mission Vineyard planted on the original 37,888 acre rancho in Nipomo owned by Boston sea captain William Dana is thriving. Viticulturist Jim Efird, assisted by volunteers Len Hoskins and Rod Gross, reports that the vines have grown substantially in the last few months and require constant thinning, trimming and topping as we continue to form a proper head-trained vine. The vines are irrigated for 30 minutes every four days. Each vine has two emitters.