Dotted with numerous small vineyards (30 of which are 5 acres or smaller), the Ukiah Valley region has perhaps the deepest grape growing roots in the County. Remnants of wineries abandoned in the prohibition days are still evident and old-timers recount the days of packing the harvest on rail cars.
Ukiah, the county seat of Mendocino, still retains the feeling of a small agrarian California town. The Russian River flows the length of the Ukiah Valley and has been its defining landmark for eons. The fertile flood plain of this storied waterway is flanked by miles of benchland. The two topographies create a superb growing region reminiscent of the Medoc.