MOON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Situated above the cloud line on the western slopes of Mount Veeder,
the Cavedale Vineyard is located 1960’ above the town of Glen Ellen.
Steeply planted, this vineyard is rooted in iron-rich soils of basalt and
volcanic schist. Producing less than two tons per acre, these vines yield
concentrated fruit that result in powerful, intense, focused Cabernet
Sauvignon. Wild, white sage grows between the rows and intense
aromas from the surrounding forest lend layers to the finished wines.
Planted in 1982, the Pickberry Vineyard is located on the northeast slopes
of Sonoma Mountain between Sonoma and Bennett Valley. This vineyard
experiences a moderate climate providing a long growing season. Soils vary
between shallow clay and rich, red volcanic rock. The end result is a plush,
structured wine with acid, tannin and fruit all in harmony. We consider this
site a home to some of the best Merlot grapes in California.
Known for its diverse soils and microclimates, the Windsor Oaks Vineyard
is located where the Russian River meets the Mayacamas Mountains. The
Chalk Hill appellation is named for its white, chalky soils composed of silt,
sand, loam and volcanic ash. Our block of Cabernet Franc is situated in a
thermal belt that wraps the western hillsides during the day, and benefits
from cool afternoon breezes coming up the Russian River.