MacLeod Family Vineyard - Indian Springs Ranch
The ranch consists of fifty hillside acres in Sonoma County's Valley of the Moon. The soil is a rocky loam consisting of poorly sorted, metamorphic and recent volcanic debris, stones, boulders, sand and clay layers with about 20 inches of topsoil underlain with more rocks and boulders and eventually volcanic andesite. This is not your typical farm or garden soil but when properly managed lean rocky soils like this can produce wine grapes with unusually great flavors. Our Sauvignon Blanc is planted on gentle north facing slopes. The Zinfandel and Merlot are planted on a gently sloping old erosion surface high above the valley floor.