This 35-acre vineyard located adjacent to the Russian River in Guerneville was an apple orchard owned and farmed by Roscoe Drake for many decades. In 1999, William Selyem developed the site as a vineyard. Cover crops are used to protect soil and the vineyard manager works with adjacent residential neighbors to define sustainable practices acceptable to everyone. The property protects a wide swath of redwood and riparian forest along the river.
River Road Ranch
Summer Home Park
This 46-acre site includes a large redwood riparian forest with an infestation of invasive non-native blue periwinkle and Himalayan blackberry. Working with the Fish Friendly Farming program, a project eradicating these species and restoring native habitat including some additional riparian forest areas to support nesting songbirds was implemented.