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.
PO Box 838
2000 Bauer Rd
Laytonville, CA .
|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|
|Winery Partners||Stuart Bewley|
|Vineyard Mgmt||Stuart Bewley, Tom Piper and Nick Rico|
|Winery Certifications||Fish Friendly|
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Syrah|