Willcox AVA Soil
Soils derive from the geology of an area and their physical and chemical properties help determine characteristics like water infiltration, storage, and draining, erodibility, and acidity or alkalinity. These components can inform winegrape growers on site and variety suitability, vineyard design and infrastructure, vine growth and yield, as well as potential wine styles for which their fruit may be best.
Parent material is the type of bedrock from which soil forms.
Major Rock Types
Major rock types are the most common solid, loose, and unstratified rocks, defined by composition, texture, and origin.
Depth to Bedrock
Depth to bedrock represents the distance between the soil surface and the top of a restrictive layer.