Owners: Deborah Schatzlein & Cindy Paulson
Located in the hills of the Yorkville Highlands AVA, the Hawks Butte vineyards produce grapes for both Bink Wines and Copain Wines.
Owner: Paul Gordon
Driven by a love of the ethereal wines of the Northern Rhone and impressed by the cool climate characteristics of wines emanating from Mendocino, we searched the Anderson Valley area for a plot of land that could generate truly world-class wine from Rhone varietals. Having found such a site, a site dominated by the same schist soils found in Cote-Rôtie, a windblown, cool mountaintop with a view to the Pacific, we set out to plant a vineyard without compromise.
Meyer Family Cellars is a small, family-owned winery situated in the picturesque Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County. At once a leading artisanal winery in one of California’s emerging viticultural areas, Meyer Family Cellars blends establishing this new Appellation with the legacy of Silver Oak Cellars.
Owner: Tom Rodrigues
Grapes: Chardonnay, Merlot and Symphony
Maple Creek Winery, Ranch and Vineyards is the dream of Vintner Tom Rodrigues. Tom works to combine his passions of Art and Wine. Maple Creek Ranch boasts 180 acres, 7 springs, natural gardens and fruit orchards. We have edible mushrooms and wild boar and wildlife and an abundance of fresh food and water on this land. We are sustainable and herbicide and pesticide-free.
Owners: Pete & Lorna Opatz
Grapes: Syrah, Zinfandel, Viognier
The wines are only as good as their origin and skill from which they are created. The true meaning of terroir is the combination of soil, climate and viticultural skills. So why the Yorkville Highlands? From our first visit in 1998 to our property, Pete sensed the incredible potential for winegrowing. Immediately after the purchase of the ranch property, Pete went to work on his tractor and planted 5 acres of Viognier, Zinfandel and Syrah with the addition of an acre of field blend Bordeaux varieties a few years later.
Owner: Theodora Lee
Grapes: Petite Sirah
Theopolis Vineyards is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley, which produces petite sirah, a red Rhone varietal. Established in 2003, Wine Critic Robert Parker bestowed upon wine made from grapes harvested from Theopolis Vineyards a stellar rating of 94-96 points, a spectacular showing for the vintner’s first harvest in 2006.
Emboldened by the great fruit produced by the land, its owner and founder, Theodora R. Lee, a bold and dynamic Texan and trial lawyer at Littler, is now bottling her own wines. In addition to bottling the richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah, Theopolis Vineyards strikes a lighter note by bottling Symphony, a white wine, which is a crossing of Muscat and Grenache Gris. Tastings available via appointment. We hope you will enjoy our wines, and visit our website.
Owner: Bill & Suki Weir
This highly acclaimed vineyard is distinctive in that its terroir is unmistakably pronounced in the high quality grapes, overflowing with the minerals and forests of the Yorkville Highlands in Mendocino County. The result is a rich, deep yet graceful and highly nuanced Pinot Noir.
The vineyard's proximity to the coast provides an ideal cool climate in which the grapes grow. Both the Old and New of the Weir Vineyards are characterized by rocky hill soils, consisting of gravel and old brittle rock. The soil lends deeply to the distinctive mineral quality of the wine that the grapes produce. Each vine is stressed using various pruning, irrigation, and trellising techniques, in concert with soil mechanics, to encourage the vine to draw into itself the earth. By monitoring the crops to ensure low yields, all the rich nutrients and organic character will intensify and concentrate in what few clusters are produced, the result being a richer and more intense fruit, and thus a richer and more intense wine.
Yamakiri, or 'Mountain Fog,' is a constant presence at our ranch in the hills of Yorkville, California. Our intent in making wine is simple: we tend older vineyards, pressing them into gentle use. We seek low-till and dry-farmed vineyards for their depth and low yield. We let native grasses grow because vitality and diversity in the vineyard translate to a distinct expression of terroir and produce wine with a light footprint. We work closely with the land and its stewards in an effort to craft exceptional and unique wines.
Owners: Edward & Deborah Wallo
Grapes: 8 Bordeaux Varietals
We fell in love with the three ancient oaks on this property and were intuitively convinced that such a place would foster complex and richly favored grapes, and secured a 110 acre ranch in the town of Yorkville (Pop. 317). There were already a few acres of neglected Sauvignon Blanc but the quality of the small amount of fruit that these vines yielded was encouraging. With the help and dedication of our vineyard manager and application of the latest organic practices, we restored those vines to fine, healthy plants.
Le Vin Estate Winery
Owners: Eric Levin & Holly Harman
Grapes: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Musque, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mouvedre
The Le Vin Estate Winery & Vineyards, on hillside terraces, rise up 1550 to 1900 feet above sea level, in the prestigious and beautiful Yorkville Highlands appellation of southern-most Mendocino County near the Sonoma County line. Here we create gold-medal, prize-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot, grown from our estate organically grown grapes. Our Extra Virgin Late Harvest Estate Olive Oil is made from organically grown olives grown on our 164 acre ranch. We produce about 2,000 cases of excellent wines per year.