Anderson Valley, Mendocino
Located in the town of Philo in the cool end of Anderson Valley, Stephanie and Chris farm this 87 acre biodynamic and organic paradise of apples, pears, blueberries, peaches and of course pinot noir and pinot gris. Soils are largely alluvial with gravel and clay loam. Innovators in many fields, Stephanie and Chris fertilize their vineyards with an algae they grow in their ponds. They also eschew spraying copper and sulfur compounds (a mainstay of many organic vineyards) opting instead for refined mineral oil and clay based products.
Sumu Kaw Vineyard
The name means "place of the sugar pines" in the native Maidu language. It was planted by the Bush family in 1997 with Rhone and Port varieties, Sumu Kaw has an unusual northern exposure and 3000' elevation that keeps the grapes cool and preserves acidity. Carefully farmed and mature, the vines express minerality and concentration rarely found in the foothills.
Potter Valley, Mendocino
Potter Valley is known for hot days and cold nights and is the most northerly AVA within the North Coast viticultural area. The valley runs northwest and is about eight miles long and two miles wide. It is the northernmost valley in the Russian River watershed. The Eel river also runs through the region.
Vecino Vineyard is managed organically and biodynamically and is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen!
Perry Creek Vineyard
El Dorado County
Perry Creek Winery is located south of Placerville in the El Dorado appellation, east of Lake Tahoe in the picturesque Sierra Foothills. The El Dorado appellation is unique due to its high altitude, complex topography, and decomposed granite soils. El Dorado's mountain vineyards are cooled by elevation rather than costal influence, having the same cool nights and warm days.
Our winemaker works with the vineyard to sustainably farm the vines with manual weed control.