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Elke Vineyards

Address
12351 Highway 128
Boonville, CA 95415
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Refunded with purchase

Winery Features

Established:
1992
Winemaker: 
Matt Evans
Owners: 
Mary Elke
Enjoy Anderson Valley, Mendocino, and the Elke Winery. Taste special bottlings, barrel samples, and library wines.
Story

Elke Vineyards is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery. They started growing grapes over thirty years ago, and they continue growing grapes because they value that connection to the land. They have prized vineyards in Anderson and Napa Valleys, and they grow grapes for a number of celebrated Pinot Noir and sparkling wine houses, such as Roederer Estate, Au Bon Climat, Far Niente, Saintsbury, and Goldeneye.

In 1997, Elke Vineyards began to save some of their favorite Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay grapes for their own wines. These vineyards produce limited quantities of each wine, using traditional, handcrafted winemaking at their winery in Anderson Valley. This type of winemaking allows winemakers wines to be "wines of a place," meaning that they will speak to you of where the grapes were grown, and the conditions under which they grew.