In 1952 Herman and Clara Nelson sold their ranch in what is now the Silicon Valley and headed north, landing in Southern Mendocino County near the town of Hopland. The farm has evolved from plum growing and sheep ranching to growing vineyards, bartlett pears, olives, canola and Christmas trees.
The majority of the farm is underdeveloped rangeland with over 200 acres planted with twelve varietals of wine grapes, including Zinfandel, Carignane, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Petite Verdot, Petite Sirah, Orange Muscat, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
The key to making world class wines is to start with world class grapes. All our wines are estate grown in order to assure the highest quality grapes. We have the luxury of choosing only the best grapes from our top vineyards to produce the wines our family is so proud of. We sincerely believe in our motto that “Great wines are born in the vineyard.” Our goal is to gently guide our grapes into wines that show off the balance and high quality we strive to achieve in our vineyards.
We offer a variety of fine wines that have been produced in ultra small batches with the tender love and care that can only be found at a family owned micro winery. We sincerely hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors.
Hours Open: Daily 10AM – 5PM
Seasons Open: All Seasons
ADA Accessibility Notes
Tasting Room accessible
-Certified Fish Friendly
-90% of Property is undeveloped rangeland
-Organic Canola Grown to Produce Biodiesel
Locally or Family Owned Business
Pet Friendly Notes
Friendly dogs welcome!
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