Our 53 hillside-acres of vineyards are located in the eastern hills of southern Alexander Valley, at the confluence of the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations. The valley is emerging as a leading location for producing Bordeaux style Cabernet-based blends to rival the finest from the Napa Valley. Alexander Valley’s hillsides and mountain locations where diverse, nutrient-deficient soil types and microclimates are most prized, are proving ideal for developing distinctive wines of concentrated varietal character, deeply rich fruit forward flavors and aromas, alongside lithe tannins with demonstrated ageability.
Millions of years ago, a period of seismic upheaval and volcanic activity created the dramatic vistas of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. A low coastal range flanks the valley on the west, while its eastern border is defined by the majestic Mayacamas range. Over many years rich, red volcanic soils washed down the valley’s hillsides, combining with sand and gravel deposited by the Russian River. As a result, the floor of Alexander Valley today is incredibly fertile, while hillside vineyards enjoy a wide variety of micro-climates and the desirable low-nutrient soils that give the finest wines their intense character and complexity.