Maddie’s Vineyard is located along Westside Road, just south of the town of Healdsburg, in the area of the Russian River Valley commonly referred to as the Middle Reach.
Sited on the bench land on the western edge of the river, the soils of Maddie’s Vineyard are a mixture of river gravel, sand, silt, and fossil alluvium. They overlay the coastal belt of the Franciscan rocks, remnants of the oceanic plates that fractured while colliding with the western edge of North America. Rich in various minerals, the soils are naturally well drained and the roots of the vines run deep.
At just 3.5 acres, Maddie’s Vineyard is quite small by California standards, and only 0.75 acres is planted to Chardonnay. Aggressive pruning, green harvesting, cluster selection, and multiple passes through the vineyard further limit crop yields. Despite its tiny size, the vineyard is harvested in three separate picks to ensure optimum ripeness for each and every cluster. One pick for the chardonnay, one for the single vineyard pinot noir, and the balance goes to our Russian River Valley wine.