Upper Ridge Vineyard
- Area: 30 Acres
- Planted: 30 Acres
- Elevation: 1,800 - 2,600 Feet
- Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, German Riesling, Grenache, Lagrein, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Teroldego
- Wines: Imagery Estate Winery
- Olive Oil: Imagery Estate Silverwood Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A Playground of Clonal Experimentation
Planted in 2000 by Benziger Family Winery for its Imagery Estate wines, the Upper Ridge Vineyard is nestled into the 1,200 acre Silverwood Ranch on the southern and southwestern slopes of Pine Mountain. Developed as a playground of clonal experimentation, the 30-acre vineyard has enjoyed incredible success in grafting both well-known and lesser-known varieties in this high-elevation setting.
Reflecting Imagery Estate Winery's focus on eco-responsible farming, the surrounding acres contain a vast array of natural and biological diversity madrone and manzanita forests, rolling hills, springs and ponds, and support wildlife corridors for foxes, wild pigs, turkey, deer, mountain lion, bob cats, and bears.
The Upper Ridge Vineyard, with planted elevations reaching 2,600' claims the distinction of the highest-elevation vineyard in Sonoma County.