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HVS Registered Gold Mine Ranch, Dry Creek Valley

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Vineyard Name:

 

Gold Mine Ranch

Decade Planted:

 

1910's

County:

 

Sonoma

Appellation:

 

Dry Creek Valley

Current Owner:

 

Jan Mettler

1 Vineyard Block:

 

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Name of grower who first planted vines (if known):

 

Charlie Derrick

 

 

 

Vineyard Location (nearest major road intersection):

 

Brack Road off W. Dry Creek Road

 

 

 

Which wineries produce from the pre-1960s section of the vineyard today:

 

Rafanelli, Lambert Bridge, Dehlinger

 

 

 

Historical producers and dates (if known):

 

Carlisle

 

 

 

Taste characteristics:

 

Raspberry, briar, earth flavors

 

 

 

What makes this heritage vineyard special? (brief history, interesting anecdotes, etc.):

 

When I purchased the vineyard in 1972, my neighbor, Charlie Derrick, told me that he and his brother planted the vines before going off to ride in the US Cavalry in WWI.

 

 

 

Submitted by (Name and relation to vineyard):

 

Jan Mettler

 

 

 

Notes and interesting facts on vineyard blocks (rootstock, topography, trellising, irrigation, cover crops, soil depth, orientation, maximum grade, etc.):

 

St. George Rootstock. Dry Creek Valley Benchland on West side of valley, approximately 3.5 miles north of southern appellation

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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