Shake Ridge Ranch
Sutter Creek, California, Amador County
Shake Ridge Ranch sits at elevations ranging between 1650 -1810 feet above sea level, set within rolling hills located in the Sierra Foothills, overlooking the small town of Sutter Creek, CA. Its soils are iron, volcanic rich, and layered with quartz, basalt, shale, and soapstone.
This 46-acres of extraordinary micro-climates is owned, impeccably, intuitively, and organically farmed by one of the most talented, coveted, and dedicated growers in Northern California, Ann Kraemer.
El Dorado, California – Sierra Foothills
The Fenaughty vineyard brings a nod to the past and a look to the future.
The Fenaughty Vineyard located in El Dorado in the Sierra Foothills was formerly orchard land, in the Apple Hill district above the Gold Rush town of Placerville. Before there were grapes, there were lots of apples, lots of peaches and nectarines. This vineyard is situated on the North edge of Carson Ridge, at roughly 2800 feet in elevation, with Aiken volcanic clay soils and 40 year-old rooted vines.
This sustainably and organically farmed vineyard sees steep slopes, warm days and cool nights, and bright red iron-rich volcanic soils provide the optimal growing environment.
Las Cerezas Vineyard
Mokelumne River -Lodi
The Mokelumne River area is the birthplace of Lodi’s wine history dating from the 1880’s. Las Cerezas is a 3-acre, family-owned, organically farmed vineyard is comprised of Tokay loam soils of the Mokelumne, and only planted to Iberian varietals. This is also the first Graciano planting in the new world.
Planted in 1999, by Markus Bokisch, this organic vineyard is the “Motherblock” of Spanish varieties and these varieties were specifically selected from unique blocks in Spain.
Certified Green by “Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing Practices”
Certified Organic by “California Certified Organic Farmers” (CCOF)
Steel Plow Vineyard
Location: The narrow northern end of Sonoma Valley.
This certified organic vineyard lies in the Moon Mountain District in Sonoma Valley, and is managed and farmed by Phil Coturri, who is best known for his organic farming practices. This beautiful vineyard made up of alluvial soil, igneous volcanic rock and clay.