Bells Echo Vineyard
Bonterra Vineyards – McNab Creek Vineyard and Butler Ranch
Brutocao Cellars—Hopland Ranch
This family-run business has been operating in Mendocino County for over 40 years. Owner Len Brutacao manages the property for soil and water conservation, and is working with the FFF program to plant more native tree species along Dooley Creek. See also Brutocao Cellars Philo Ranch in Anderson Valley.
Dempel Hopland Ranch
Fetzer Vineyards—Sundial Ranch and Anthony’s Hill Vineyard
The Fetzer Winery manages 1,000 acres of organically certified vineyards in the Hopland and Ukiah Valleys. Projects to enhance habitats and water quality on two sites along the Russian River and in the foothills east of Hopland have been implemented.
Ghianda Rose Vineyard
This vineyard borders Duncan Creek and is managed with soil and water conserving practices. Owner Robert Gibson is working to improve the canopy cover of Duncan Creek by planting native trees.
Golden Vineyards—Fairbairn Ranch
This 22-acre site owned by Joe and Julie Golden has been farmed organically since 1986 and biodynamically since 1994. See also Heart Arrow Ranch.
Hildreth Farms – Babcock Ranch
James Vineyards in Hopland includes a wetland area and wildlife corridor set aside by owner Jim Nelson “just for the ducks”. This land is very plantable and its protection for wildlife demonstrates how individual farmers often put wildlife before profit. In 2007, James Vineyards received an award from Fish Friendly Farming recognizing Outstanding Efforts in Stream Habitat Improvement and Restoration.
Jeriko Estate Vineyard
This site is farmed organically and in the process of becoming a biodynamically-farmed site. Manager Joe Gozza allows goats and sheep to graze rather than mowing the natural cover.
McDowell Valley Vineyards
This 456-acre site borders McDowell Creek and stretches up to the foothills of this small alluvial valley east of Hopland. McDowell Creek has a large riparian corridor with wetlands bordering the site and is managed to benefit steelhead habitat and other wildlife.
Milovena Blocks/Hopland Ranch
Milovina Vineyards—Largo Ranch
The Largo Ranch encompasses 230 acres and stretches from the Russian River up the valley bordering Crawford Creek. Waterways on this ranch will be managed using willow plantings to stabilize stream banks. See also Milovina Vineyards—Robinson Creek.
Nelson Family Vineyards
This large ranch includes Kneeland and McNab Creeks, tributaries to the Russian River. In 2004, Kneeland Creek was revegetated with a variety of native riparian trees and shrubs. This creek provides spawning and rearing habitat for steelhead trout. In 2005, portions of McNab Creek were revegetated by the Nelson family and the FFF program, in collaboration with the federal Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Rancho Feliz Vineyard
Sanel Valley Vineyards
This 75-acre site borders a number of small creeks on the west side of the Sanel Valley. Surrounding the vineyards are rows of lavender, providing insectary benefits to the vineyard and a fragrant crop for aromatic oil.
Only a third of this 300-acre site is planted in vineyards, where organic and biodynamic methods are used. The property lies along the Russian River and has several infestations of invasive, non-native Arundo donax or giant reed, which the managers of Saracina are working to remove.