Located in Potter Valley, McFadden Vineyard, has been family owned and operated since 1970, where Guinness McFadden has been farming organically for over 40 years. The hot days and cool nights of Potter Valley give McFadden wines exceptional character and flavor; and meticulous care of the soil enables them to produce top quality grapes year after year. A vibrant natural ecosystem, which is essential to maintaining a healthy organic vineyard, is supported by the renowned Russian River and neighboring Mendocino National Forest. Thankfully, not much has changed in pastoral Potter Valley in the past 50 years...it is truly a hidden gem.
McFadden began producing wine in 2003 after many years selling grapes to top wineries in the Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. Its first wine label was a Pinot Gris in which 300 cases were produced and sold quickly. The following year it produced a Riesling and in 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel. In 2006, Chardonnay was introduced to the McFadden collection of wines.
From the very beginning McFadden Vineyard has been organic and has been certified as such by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). McFadden wines state on the label, "made from organically grown grapes." This is an assurance that at no time were any chemical fertilizers or pesticides ever used in the production of the grapes in our wines.
The boutique winery makes fewer than 3,000 cases of wine per year and continues to showcase the quality of grapes they’ve grown for the past 40 years with every vintage.