Petaluma Gap AVA | Estate Wineries with Organic Vines

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Petaluma Gap is Sonoma's newest wine region, achieving official status as an appellation in 2019. 


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PETALUMA

By appt.

• McEvoy Ranch


SAN FRANCISCO

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• McEvoy Ranch

Organic Vines: Acres

Organic Vines: Varieties

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1. McAvoy Ranch: 8

2. Panther Ridge: 7



Organic Vines: Varieties

Organic Vines: Varieties

Organic Vines: Varieties

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• Montepulciano

• Pinot Noir

• Red Blend

• Rosé

• Sangiovese

• Syrah

Organic Vines: Cases

Organic Vines: Varieties

Organic Vines: Varieties

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• McEvoy Ranch: NA

• Panther Ridge Vineyard

McEvoy Ranch | Petaluma Gap AVA | Petaluma & San Francisco

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Location


• Sources its estate grapes from its eight acre organic estate vineyard on a 550 acre ranch on rolling hills near Petaluma; it also buys grapes from a local Pinot Noir grower, an organic grower in Mendocino, and from Italian growers


• The wines are made on the vineyard site in Marin County, north of San Francisco, on the ranch that's home to McEvoy's primary operation—making olive oil


• McEvoy's offers tasting at its Petaluma ranch or in its store in the San Francisco Ferry Building  


Best known for


• Boutique winery that's an offshoot of McEvoy Ranch, the nation's largest producer of estate grown, certified organic, extra virgin olive oil


• Makes six wines from organic vines ($17-60) in Sonoma


• After a career at the helm of the San Francisco Chronicle, founder Nan McEvoy bought a huge, rambling property as a family retreat, planting 1,000 olive trees with the help of Italian olive expert Maurizio Castelli


• In 2006, Castelli, an Italian vintner, planted the estate's eight acres of vines;  today he is the consulting winemaker while Byron Kosuge is the winemaker 


• Nion McEvoy, Nan's son and head of Chronicle Books, runs the estate; he also carries on the family's tradition role as arts philanthropists in San Francisco, establishing major cultural institutions including the de Young Art Museum and the S. F. Jazz Center


• The estate now is one of the largest producers of organic olive oil in the country with 18,000 trees on 80 acres


• In addition to wine and olive oil, McEvoy has an extensive line of body care products which it sells in both it city and country locations


• The winery also sells a line of Italian organically grown wines made for McEvoy called Saimunn


• Uniquely, McEvoy is the only Sonoma producer making an organically grown Montepulciano, a quintessential Italian variety


Organic vineyard case production


NA (out of NA total)


Certification


Vineyard, organic, 1999 (for olive trees originally), CCOF

Wines

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 ESTATE WINES


Certified Organic Grapes


 Montepulciano

• Pinot Noir

• Red Blend

• Rosé

• Sangiovese

• Syrah


MORE WINES


Certified Organic Grapes  (from Italy)


• Vermentino

Visiting | What to Expect | Contact

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 $20

Tasting (by appt.)


$45

Table Tasting (by appt.)

Seated outdoor tasting overlooking the picturesque pond with a view of olive trees and rolling hills. The wines are paired with a generous array of cheese and appetizers including estate olive oils, brined olives, tapenade, bruschetta and more.


$95

Ranch tour and tasting (by appt.)


McEvoy Ranch

5935 Red Hill Rd.

Petaluma, CA 94952


707.778.2307


San Francisco Location

Ferry Building, One, #16

San Francisco, CA 94111 


415.291.7224


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Panther Ridge Vineyard | Petaluma Gap AVA | Penngrove

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Location


• Sources estate wines from its 7 acres of vines on rolling hills at 1,000 feet of elevation  in the cool Petaluma Gap AVA


Best known for


• New Pinot Noir vineyard and winery that's the second of only two organic growers in the Petaluma Gap region


• The vines were planted in 2016 to two clones of Pinot Noir


• The vineyard site is warmer in winter than valley floor sites which protects the hillside vines from frost


• The first vintage of two barrels, from 2019, will be released in 2021


Organic vineyard case production


NA (out of NA total)


Certification


Vineyard, organic, 2019, CCOF

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