Alder Springs Vineyard

Description:

On the hilly 6,000-acre Alder Springs Ranch in far northern Mendocino County, Stuart Bewley has been growing some of California's most outstanding wine grapes since 1993. At elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 feet, Bewley practices his patented brand of extremist viticulture on a patchwork of vineyards perched along the steep sandstone slopes of the Coast Range. The mountainous ranch is a decidedly challenging spot to cultivate grapes, but the results have been superb.

Winemaker: Byron Kosuge

Vineyard Acreage: 80

Farming Practices: Extreme viticulture, Bonsai shoot thinning, Sustainable and Fish Friendly

Vineyard Management: Stuart Bewley, Tim Griffin and Tom Piper

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