Yorkville Cellars

Welcome to Yorkville Cellars!

We are located in Mendocino County, 100 miles north of San Francisco. Our tasting room is on Highway 128, a picturesque road that winds past vineyards, sheep ranches and apple orchards before plunging through the redwood forest to emerge at the Mendocino coastline. Our organic vineyards have been certified since 1986, so pesticides or chemicals are not used. Every day is Earth Day here and you will find the only winery to grow and produce all eight of the main Bordeaux grapes each as a varietal wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere It would be a privilege if you would come visit us for a tour of our organic vineyards and a free tasting when you have the opportunity. Ask us about our Hi-Rollrs Wine Club and its many benefits for wine lovers. Over the last decade we are proud to have won 446 medals in major wine competitions in California.

Owner Edward & Deborah Wallo
Winemaker Greg Graziano
Contact .
Address 25701 Hwy 128
P.O. Box 3
Yorkville, CA .
Tasting Room Address 25701 Highway 128
YORKVILLE, CA 95494
Hours of Operation 11AM - 5PM daily

Phone --
Fax 707-894-2426
Email
Website http://www.yorkvillecellars.com
Is Organic Yes
Is Sustainable Yes
AVA(s): Mendocino
Vineyard Acreage 110
Latitude 38.9074
Longitude -123.2301
Vineyard Certifications CCOF - Certified Organic
Farming Practices Since the planting of our vineyard in 1982, there has been a commitment to following organic farming practices. CCOF (California Certified Organic Farm) certification ensures that no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers are ever used on the property. In addition, we believe our farming practices will ensure a healthy soil that will be sustainable for agriculture in the future. We respect the delicate land and the balance of nature. Healthy soil and robust plants yield vibrant, complex grapes, the basis of great wine.
We have worked to build the quality of our soil by cover cropping, composting, and appropriate tillage. To replace the nutrients that grapes remove each year we apply compost and a row of cover crops. Our compost has in the past contained Peruvian bird guano but more recently we've used kelp. Seaweed, kelp and other aquatic plants have been used for fertilizer, and crop production since (and probably before) the times of the Roman Empire. It wasn't until the 20th century that science discovered that seaweed and its extracts contain trace nutrients, plant hormones, chelating agents, and anti-microbial compounds.

Many years we plant cover crops after harvest in the fall, including fava beans, winter peas and oats, which are subsequently tilled back into the soil in the spring. As our soil becomes richer, we will convert the vineyards to a permanent cover crop of dwarf grasses and clovers. Typically, we limit our use of fertilizers to organic fish emulsion delivered via the drip irrigation system.
Production less than cases/year
Tours Yes
Picnic Area Yes
Custom Crush No
Winery Certifications Certified Organic by CCOF since 1986
Wine Style(s)
Estate Grown Yes
Estate Bottled No

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