Leras Vineyards (Pink Label) (Gold Label) (Yellow): Location Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
The Leras Family Vineyards, in the heart of the Russian River Valley off Woolsey Road, is planted with the Pinot Noir Pommard clone, as well as clones 115, 667,777 and the ultra rare Martini clone. The fruit from this vineyard embodies earthiness and minerals with flavors of cherry, cassis and hints of strawberry.
Nunes Vineyard (Black Label): Location Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Located on the last of Russian River Valley’s alluvial bench with its silty clay loam soil, Nunes Vineyard provides us perfectly ripened grapes vintage after vintage. The valley’s renowned fog is a natural cooling system influencing from two directions, the Pacific Ocean from the west and San Francisco Bay from the south, the perfect condition for a long cool growing season.
Sangiacomo Vineyards (Green Label): Location Roberts Road- Petaluma Wind Gap Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir grapes from Roberts Road Vineyard are amongst the most prestigious that the Sangiacomo family cultivate. The growing season is long, slow and even, making for good balance. The vineyard stays in the fog until mid-day and it si alwys one of the last vineyards to be harvested. Bordered by Copeland Creek on the north, the soil is very well drained with silty gravel. The vineyard is highly unusual in that it has two watersheds, with a meandering creek that fans left and then right. The southern end of the property drains to the San Pablo Bay while the northern section drains to the Russian River.
Silver Pines Vineyards (Purple Label): Located Sonoma Mtn Road- Bennett Valley, Sonoma Mountain
Located at 900’ elevation overlooking nearby Bennett Valley, on the northwestern flank of Sonoma Mountain, Silver Pines vineyard is well situated to yield pinot noir clone 115 of uncommon complexity. Planted in 2000 by owners Norm and Carole Silverman, the vineyard has a cooler microclimate dominated by infusions of morning fog, followed by warm afternoons tempered with brisk afternoon breezes as the fog courses back in through the Petaluma Gap by nightfall.
The loamy-clay soil on this site is particularly low in vigor, naturally limiting yields to about 2 tons per acre. Bailiwick takes only the 115 clone from this vineyard, from a block that faces due south, providing the perfect orientation for even ripening in this cool location. The care that Norm and Carole lavish on this vineyard consistently results in showcase fruit.
The Weir Vineyard property is located about 7 miles south of Boonville in the Anderson Valley near the headwaters of the Navarro River at 900 to 1000 feet elevation (Anderson Valley in comparison is about 499 feet elevation in Boonville). There is a melange of soils which fall into the Torkville Series that are mountainous, deep, well drained and composed of schist, brittle sandstone, and other sedimentary and metamorphic rocks including quartz. Some percentage of loamy clay keeps the soil united. The climate is characterized by dramatic diurnal shifts in temperature of 40 to 50. Bill considers the diurnal bounce to be the key to the success of his vineyard, since he thinks the nighttime cooling intensifies polyphernol compounds (flavors), preserves acidity and produces smaller berries during the growing season.
Wohler Vineyards (Yellow Label): Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Wohler Vineyards in Forestville sits in the heart of the gamed Russian River Valley within sight of the historic Wholer Bridge. The combination of climate and Goldridge Series soils provides an enviornment classically situated for the growing of ultra-premium Pinot Noir. Roadhouse sources fruit from distinctive blocks within the vineyard focusing on clones 667, 828, 115 and 2A planted in cooler, lower spots within the vineyard.
Rodgers Creek Vineyards (Blue Label *NEW*): Located on the western flank of Sonoma Mountain at the souther end of the Petaluma Gap.
The wind, coupled with the low fertility of the volcanic ash soils, limits the size of the canopy, producing small, intensely flavored berries with very low average yields (barely over two tons an acre). The resulting wines are well balanced with mix of intense fruit and marked structure that express the charcacter that is the signature of the Petaluma Wind Gap.