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Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak AVA Winegrowers
Upper Ridge Vineyard

Named Sonoma County
Winery of the Year, 2012

A video tour of Upper Ridge Vineyard

Imagery Estate Winery Brings Home Gold for Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak AVA
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Joe and Mark get inspired by the 2012 fruit!

Imagery Estate Facebook highlight

"Joe Benziger and Mark Burningham out in the Upper Ridge Vineyard checking on the "teenaged" 2012 vintage's progress. Lookin' SO good! This is the newly crowned Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA!"

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.