Plumis Vineyard is Bravium's estate Chardonnay planting, located on the north side of the Russian River near the small town of Forestville. This low-lying site is regularly blanketed by fog and winds that originate in the nearby Pacific Ocean, which slows ripening and provides balanced acidity in our wines. 90 acres are planted to a wide variety of Chardonnay vines, including selections that originated at Stony Hill Vineyard. Dijon clones make up the balance of the vineyard, with nine distinct blocks planted in 2001 and 2003. The Chardonnay grown in this vineyard reaches its highest potential, thanks to its unique microclimate, soil, and exposure.
Straddling a naturally sculpted ridgetop above the fog line, just ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, Wiley Vineyard is situated in the famed “Deep End”—the relatively cool, westernmost portion of Anderson Valley. Resting at an elevation of 525 feet, this historic vineyard has a gentle slope, a Southeastern aspect and shallow Franciscan soil. Our Pinot Noir is blended from 20 acres of vines planted to clones 37, 115, 538, 667, 777 and Pommard, planted in 1982. This complexity in the vineyard contributes to the finished wine's intriguing spice notes and savory character. Encircled by ridges sprinkled with conifers, this former homestead exemplifies the sublime beauty of Anderson Valley.
Signal Ridge Vineyard is one of the highest elevation plantings in California at 2,642 feet and is sited in the Mendocino Ridge AVA where there are only 239 acres planted. This unique, elevation-demarcated appellation features vineyards that are positioned on exposed mountaintops above the fog line.
Valley Foothills is a sprawling vineyard located on south-facing slopes in the heart of Anderson Valley. This family-owned site is planted to cane-pruned and meticulously farmed Chardonnay that yields exceptional fruit and produces wines that are aromatic, with intense fruit flavors, balanced acidity, a relatively viscous mouthfeel, and good length.
Helluva Vineyard is a hillside planting located on East-facing slopes just outside the town of Boonville. This family-owned site is planted to 5.5 acres of cane-pruned Pinot Noir. The Pommard selection here produces wines with effusive aromatics and bright fruit flavors. Helluva Vineyard is deserving of its moniker.