The Hoot Owl Creek Ranch is located in the southern end of the Alexander Valley, just north of the Knight's Valley and the Napa Valley. Although the family ranch was purchased mostly for its wonderful river frontage, the Hoot Owl Creek Vineyard wine grapes are farmed on nine acres of the southwestern side of the mountain portion of the extensive property. Its characteristics as a vineyard site offer plenty of diurnal heat, with cooling fog streaming in from the Chalk Hill Valley, up the Russian River, and in from the Healdsburg gap. This cools the area in about a ten day cycle in the summer, as the fog builds and ebbs. The soils are gravelly and well drained, and the relatively new vineyards in the hills show great promise.

Our family has been growing Cabernet Sauvignon in the Alexander Valley since 1962.