Alder Springs Vineyard

On the hilly 6,000-acre Alder Springs Ranch in far northern Mendocino County, Stuart Bewley has been growing some of California's most outstanding wine grapes since 1993. At elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,700 feet, Bewley practices his patented brand of extremist viticulture on a patchwork of vineyards perched along the steep sandstone slopes of the Coast Range. The mountainous ranch is a decidedly challenging spot to cultivate grapes, but the results have been superb.

Owner Stuart Bewley
Winemaker Byron Kosuge
Contact Natalie Holstine
Appellation Redwood Valley
Address PO Box 838
2000 Bauer Rd
Laytonville, CA 95454
Phone 707-984-8970
Fax 707-984-6938
Is Sustainable Yes
AVA(s): Mendocino
Vineyard Acreage 80
Latitude 39.70313
Longitude -123.5396
Vineyard Certifications Sustainable and Fish Friendly
Soil Type(s) Low vigor decomposed sandstone, clay and gravely loam
Elevation(s) 1700 ft-2700 ft
Farming Practices Extreme viticulture, Bonsai shoot thinning, Sustainable and Fish Friendly
Vineyard Mgmt Stuart Bewley, Tim Griffin and Tom Piper
Production 1,000 cases/year
Tours No
Picnic Area No
Custom Crush No
Winery Certifications Fish Friendly
Wine Style(s) Still
Estate Grown Yes
Estate Bottled Yes



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