Mendocino, Potter Valley
Variety: Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Gris
McFadden Farm is located at the northern end of Potter Valley in Mendocino County. Potter Valley lies on the edge of the Mendocino National Forest and by the headwaters of the Russian River. For 37 years, Guinness McFadden has been farming all his vineyards organically. He grows a mix of certified organic grapevines, herbs, rice and cattle. Organic farms sustain diverse ecosystems with higher populations of plants, insects and animals that encourage healthy, well balanced vineyards. To supplement his eco–friendly vision of sustainable agriculture, Guinness built a hydro–electric power plant in 1983, capable of powering 100 homes. In 2005, he installed solar panels to make the farm completely energy sufficient.
Wines: Draft Horse White, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay