Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Farms
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery—Estate Vineyard, Beckman Ranch, and Keegan Ranch
Ferrari-Carano’s 50-acre Estate Vineyard, certified in 2005, borders both Dry Creek and Dutcher Creek where revegetation projects are ongoing. The Beckman and Keegan ranches, totaling over 100 acres, were certified in 2008 and are managed to protect soil using cover crops. An invasive plant eradication program is underway to remove Himalayan blackberry, blue periwinkle, and Arundo donax from Dry Creek and re-plant with native plant species to increase wildlife habitat.
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery—Magnolia Ranch and Storey Creek Ranch
Magnolia Ranch occupies 38 acres between West Slough and the Russian River. Channelization of the Russian River and urbanization elsewhere in the watershed is impacting West Slough, creating bank erosion and channel incision. These impacts are being addressed on the site by revegetating the banks with native tree species. The 129-acre Storey Ranch straddles Storey Creek where revegetation projects are ongoing to increase wildlife habitat. In 2003, Ferrari-Carano received an FFF award for Exceptional Actions and Dedication to Environmental Conservation.
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery—Upper and Lower Hocking Ranches, Stang Ranch
These sites are situated along the Russian River, where bank erosion is a common problem. Natural measures are used to control and stabilize the banks, and site managers are working to eradicate non-native plants such as Arundo donax from the river corridor and ditches. In 2003, Ferrari-Carano received an FFF award for Exceptional Actions and Dedication to Environmental Conservation.
Lazy Creek Vineyard
This site encompasses 40 acres of organically farmed vineyards, originally planted in 1973 on a 90-acre ranch north of Philo and south of Hendy Woods in the northern end of Anderson Valley. The land was tended by a family who farmed it organically since 1999, managing the land to conserve water and prevent soil erosion. Recently it has come under the management of Ferrari -Carano.