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Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Appellation Winegrowers
Silverwood Ranch
  • Area: 1,100 Acres
  • Planted: 30 under lease
  • Elevation: 1,800 - 3,000 Feet
  • Varietals: Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo etc.
  • Wines: Imagery Estate Wines

  • Property: Silverwood Ranch
  • Owner: Barry and Jackie Hoffner
  • Address: 33300 Pine Mountain Road
    Address: Cloverdale, CA 95425
  • Phone: 707-894-9519
  • Email: barryh822@aol.com
  • Website: silverwoodranch.net

A video tour of Silverwood Ranch

Miro Tcholakov on Silverwood Ranch
Cabernet Sauvignon

Lise Asimont, Director of Grower Relations at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, discusses the unique growing conditions of Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

A Mountain of Excitement and Passion
Examiner.com | 6/6/13 | by John Compisi

Examiner.com article featuring Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

The Highest Elevation Vineyard in Sonoma County

Silverwood Ranch, like the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA, straddles both Sonoma and Mendocino Counties and includes the highest elevation vineyard in Sonoma County. Owners Barry and Jackie Hoffner wove together the 1,100 Ranch over a period of about 5 years beginning in 2003. Their 13 acre Silverwood vineyard, planted in 2005 and farmed for Francis Ford Coppola’s Archimedes label was sold in 2017 to Francis Ford Coppola. The remaining vineyard, Upper Ridge Vineyard below, is leased to Benziger Family Wineries. The remaining non vineyard acres contain a vast array of natural and biological diversity – madrone and manzanita forests, rolling hills, springs and ponds, and elevation changes from 1,800' – 3,000', culminating at the peak of Pine Mountain. The Ranch supports wildlife corridors for foxes, wild pigs, turkey, deer, mountain lion, bobcats, and bears.

The Upper Ridge Vineyard:
Leased to and farmed by Benziger Family Winery, the Upper Ridge Vineyard encompasses 30 acres planted to 11 different high-elevation varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as several lesser grown varieties in our region including Lagrein, Teroldego and Tannat. Benziger harvests these blocks for use in their Imagery brand.

The Upper Ridge Vineyard, with planted elevations reaching 2,600' claims the distinction of the highest-elevation vineyard in Sonoma County.


A Commitment to Wildlife and Watershed Protection

Silverwood Ranch is committed to sustainable practices, including our participation in the Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification Program, which is run by the California Land Stewardship Institute, a non-profit organization located in Napa County, California. Fish Friendly FarmingĻ is a certification program for agricultural properties that are managed to restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve water quality. Certification assures the consumer that the wines and farm products they purchase are produced by protecting and restoring the environment and by sustaining the beauty and natural habitats of California. To learn more about this program, visit www.fishfriendlyfarming.org