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    Irrigation plays an important role in the development of the vineyard. Melville utilizes a drip irrigation method with half gallon emitters. Irrigation management practices include depriving the vine of water between fruit set and veraison. The rapidly draining sandy soil further aids this process. Depriving vines of water forces the vines to dig deep into the earth for nutrients, resulting in hardier vines, and therefore, more complex wines.

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