Nelson Family Vineyards

We sincerely believe in our motto that "Great wines are born in the vineyard." We grow every block with the same intention, to create the very highest quality grapes. The results can be found in our estate wines.

Winemaker Chris Nelson
Contact Greg Nelson
Address 550 Nelson Ranch Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Tasting Room Address 550 Nelson Ranch Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482
Hours of Operation 10AM - 5PM daily
Phone 707-391-7122
Fax 707-462-7924
Email
Website http://www.nelsonfamilyvineyards.com
Is Organic Yes
Is Sustainable Yes
AVA(s): Mendocino
Vineyard Acreage 180
Latitude 39.05037
Longitude -123.1643
Vineyard Certifications Fish Friendly Farming
Soil Type(s) Pinoleville Loam, coal-loam, russian-loam, Bearwallow-Hellman-Witherell,
Elevation(s) 600 to 800ft
Farming Practices Controlled deficit irrigation, annual petiole and soils analysis, fish-friendly farming, cover cropping, no-till, pre-pruning, manual leaf thinning, manual shoot thinning and manual shoot positioning.
Winery Partners Michael David Winery, Hess Collection, Husch
Vineyard Mgmt We self-manage the vineyards as we have for over 60 years.
Production 2000 cases/year
Tours Yes
Picnic Area Yes
Custom Crush Yes, services offered:
Custom Crush Services for boutique producers
Services performed from juicing only to bottling & labeling
Volumes produced from 3 to 60 tons
Winery Certifications Fish Friendly Farming, Certified Sustainable by CAWG
Wine Style(s) Still, Dessert
Estate Grown Yes
Estate Bottled Yes

Vineyard Blocks

Cab 99 Cab I Cab II
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Acres 19 3 15
Clone(s) 337, 4, 15 8 8
Rootstocks(s) 5BB, 101-14, 5C 110R 110R
Trellis Systems VSP VSP VSP
Year Planted 1999 1987 1991
Soil Type Cole Loam, Russian Loam Bearwallow Bearwallow
Slope % 2-10 10-20 40-50
Row Orientation N/S 10 NE/SW 20 N/S 30
 
PC 10 PC 13 PC 15
Varietal Chardonnay Chardonnay Chardonnay
Acres 11 13 8
Clone(s) 4 4
Rootstocks(s) 5C AXR1 AXR1
Trellis Systems 36" Quad T Trellis 36" Quad
Year Planted 1993 1988 1989
Soil Type Cole Loam Cole Loam Cole Loam
Slope % 2-5 2-5 2-5
Row Orientation NE/SW 45 E/W 120 NE/SW 45
 
Merlot East/West Orange Muscat Pinot Gris
Varietal Merlot Muscat Orange Pinot Gris
Acres 30 7 5
Clone(s) 4 3 152
Rootstocks(s) SO4 101-14 101-14
Trellis Systems 18" Quad VSP VSP
Year Planted 1990 1996 1996
Soil Type Cole Loam, Feliz Loam Cole Loam Cole Loam
Slope % 2-5 2 2
Row Orientation SE/NW 135 NE/SW 45 NE/SW 45 NE/SW 45
 
Pinot 98 Riesling Viognier
Varietal Pinot Noir Riesling Viognier
Acres 23 11 6
Clone(s) 113,115,2A 9 1
Rootstocks(s) 5BB, 5C, 1103P AXR1 101-14
Trellis Systems VSP T Trellis VSP
Year Planted 1998 1974 1996
Soil Type Cole Loam Cole Loam Cole Loam
Slope % 2-5 2 2
Row Orientation NE/SW 50 NW/SE 135 NE/SW 45
 
Zinfandel
Varietal Zinfandel
Acres 18
Clone(s) Primitivo Nauman, Pacini
Rootstocks(s) St. George
Trellis Systems VSP
Year Planted 1997
Soil Type Cole Loam
Slope % 2-5
Row Orientation N/S 30

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