Maggy Hawk Vineyard
The Maggy Hawk Vineyard is our Anderson Valley flagship. Family owned since 1994, and planted in 2000, our estate vineyard is tucked away in what locals call “The Deep End” of Anderson Valley, northwest of Philo. Here, coastal fog and redwoods frame the steep vineyard slopes where the vines root deeply to survive. The decomposed sandstone soils offer few nutrients but excellent drainage, resulting in small yields of well-structured fruit that can go the distance in the cellar.
The Edmeades vineyard was established in 1963, just north of Philo on the west side of Highway 128. This is a warm, flat site about 500 feet above sea level with clay soils and good sun exposure, so grapes tend to ripen earlier here. To help slow things down, Pinot Noir vines are positioned closer together than they are at the Maggy Hawk Vineyard.
From this historic site, we source bright and aromatic Pinot Noir Clone 777, and typically pick it a little early – around 23 Brix – to capture its elegant natural freshness that is perfectly suited for our White Pinot Noir.
The Skycrest Vineyard is our highest elevation site in Anderson Valley, soaring almost 2000 feet above sea level in the hills northeast of Boonville. The blocks for Maggy Hawk’s Skycrest Chardonnay cling precariously to the steep hillsides at the very top. “You almost have to wear gravity boots,” says winemaker Tony Rynders. The cooler temperatures and stressful growing conditions mean the grapes ripen slowly, giving them greater depth of character.
Jory Hills Vineyard
Jory Hills Vineyard perches high in the ridges of Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills. Named for the red volcanic soil type that predominates here, this site consistently produces intense, fruit-driven Pinot Noir with elegant spice notes.