Paul R. Anamosa, PhD
Paul Anamosa, Ph.D.

Soil Monoliths


The secret to quality wine starts with the vineyard's foundation: soil. Celebrate what is special about your terroir-showcase your soil in a unique work of art.

Soil monoliths capture-literally-the components of soil in its natural state as it changes with depth from the surface into the subsoil. Soil structure, porosity, rocks, roots and vertical diversity are displayed in various genetic layers.

How it's done:

  • Pit is dug in your vineyard, revealing vertical soil profile
  • Rectangular metal frame is pressed into side of soil profile
  • Soil-filled frame is secured and removed to workshop for hardening
  • Profile mounted onto glass or acrylic plate

What it does:

  • Shows a three-dimensional replica of your unique vineyard soil
  • Reveals the spectacular beauty of nature's art
  • Educates staff and visitors about what makes your vineyard special
  • Provides unique decorative item for tasting rooms or personal art collection
  • Creates enduring natural monument of your land

Because each monolith is extracted from its natural location, no two are alike and each is an original work of art.

To create your unique soil monolith, see contact page or call Paul Anamosa: 707/255-3176