Elk Prairie Vineyard

Perched at 1200 feet elevation on Fruitland Ridge in Humboldt County, Elk Prairie Vineyard is the most northern and highest elevation site in our portfolio. The dense fog that creeps up from Humboldt Bay allows both wine grapes and Redwood trees to flourish. At one time the largest tree in the world, the “Dyerville Giant”, stood just a few miles from this site. Summer temperatures are very mild here, typically in the high 70’s to low 80’s, and only rarely reach 90 degrees. These moderate temperatures encourage the densely planted vines to ripen slowly and achieve a greater complexity and balance.