AVA: Mendocino County
Elevation: 2100 ft.
Distance to the ocean: 9 miles due west
Soils: Cassabonne-Wholly, 12 inches of loamy organic material on top of decomposing sandstone and uplifted ocean bed.
Alder Springs is a winemaker's paradise. It's a geographical anomaly in that there are virtually no other vineyards around it for miles in any direction. It's high in elevation and benefits from warm days, cool nights and well-draining hillside soils. From the beginning when it was first developed, the vineyard has been farmed naturally in-house. Owner Stuart Bewley is steadfastly committed to continuously improving practices in every aspect of farming and being a steward to the land he has cared for since 1991.