View of Mendocino Coast Range from Elswick Vineyard in Anderson Valley


Pinot Noir

With 12 acres planted to Pinot Noir in 1997 by the renowned vineyardist Jim Barbour, Elswick Vineyard is owned and managed by Michael Green, who inherited the land from his grandparents. The 40-acre property was first established in 1964 and is part of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley, an emerging wine region known for its ideal climate for Burgundian and Alsatian wines.

Clusters of pinot noir grapes ripening at Elswick vineyard Small white building with red roof at Elswick Vineyard

The valley has its feet in the Pacific Ocean on the west and runs southeast through the redwood and oak woodlands along the Navarro River, keeping it within reach of the cooling marine air while enjoying ample sunlight and inland warmth. The vineyard, on a gravelly bench of the river, produces Pinot Noir with pronounced depth and concentration, and a fresh acidity that balances the darker fruit flavors and aromatics.

Redwood trees in Elswick vineyard
Redwood trees in Elswick vineyard
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