Chapman Vineyards – Home and West Ranches
Argile Chapman manages two small vineyard sites totaling 23 acres. He seeds his vineyards with an organic cover crop mix to create a thick green carpet of peas, beans, vetch, oats, barley, and clover that works to prevent soil erosion during the rainy season.
Golden Vineyards – Heart Arrow Ranch
Golden Vineyards was established in 1996 in Redwood Valley. The Heart Arrow Ranch is a 970-acre property with 32 acres of vineyards and olive orchards owned by Joe and Julie Golden. Situated in the mountains above Forsythe Creek, the property protects the headwaters of several major tributary creeks to the Russian River which support salmon and steelhead. This ranch was enrolled in 2002 and was recognized for its environmental excellence in 2007 with an award for Light Touch Vineyard Development and Operation. Management of the property ocuses on soil conservation, and uses organic and biodynamic methods. The Golden Family are third generation farmers in Mendocino County and are dedicated to using environmentally sound practices to grow grapes, to promoting wildlife habitat on their property and to passing this legacy onto their children and future generations
Light vineyards change text Light Vineyards is an organic vineyard near the west fork of the Russian River. Thousands of oak trees were planted over the rangeland portion of the property and a major riparian restoration of the west fork of the Russian River just downstream of the East Road Bridge was completed.
Hidden Hawk Ranch Vineyards
Light Vineyards is an organic vineyard near the west fork of the Russian River, certified in 2002. Owner Rudy Light and manager Tim Buckner have planted thousands of oak trees over the rangeland portion of the property and completed a major riparian restoration of the west fork of the Russian River just downstream of the East Road Bridge.
Mi Hija Vineyard
Oster Wine Cellars—Tomki Vineyard and Oster Vineyard
These two small sites, totaling nearly 50 acres, are farmed organically by manager Joe Gozza and the Oster family.
Redwood Valley Vineyards
Owner Charlie Barr has been farming this 175-acre site for 60 years, and has implemented many innovative soil and water conservation techniques during this time.
Uva Drive Ranch
This 50-acre site, owned by Tim and Shawna Todd, is situated adjacent to Forsythe Creek and includes a well-vegetated riparian corridor. Over a third of the property remains wildland.