Over 1,400 ft
Perched high above the clouds atop the Mayacamas Mountains sits Redwood Hill Vineyard. Carved into the steep, hillside terrain, Redwood Hill benefits from its unique combination of soil, elevation, and climate to produce complex, captivating Bordeaux style wines. Planted in 1992, the vineyard features just over six acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (4.25 acres), Cabernet Franc (1 acre) and Merlot (1 acre), with fruit demonstrating vivid color and aromatics, sturdy tannins and natural acidity. The soils are extremely rich, rocky volcanics, the result of the eruption of Mount Saint Helena just north of the vineyard over three million years ago. The steep, well-drained hillside with shallow, rocky topsoil provides for less-vigorous vines, smaller berries and intensely flavored wines.
At over 1,400 feet, Redwood Hill sits within its own microclimate, high above the valley fog while benefitting from the cool marine airflow off the Pacific during the hot summer months. This climate allows the fruit to develop slowly and evenly, resulting in full physiological ripeness at lower alcohol levels than in warmer growing regions to our east. With a view of the entire Russian River Valley, Redwood Hill is truly one of California’s most majestic vineyards.
These key elements of Redwood Hill’s terroir provide a necessary balance of fertility and stress in which our fruit, and ultimately our wines, thrive. We strive to craft wines which express the uniqueness of the site and believe that an organic and holistic approach provides the optimal path. We are proud to be 100% organically farmed.