Fox Hill Vineyard is a special place for us. We first ventured into Italian varieties when we began making Nero d’Avola from the site in 2013, our “Badger” wine. These are grapes you do not see every day as there are not many Nero d'Avola vines in California. Then came Amore Bianco and Amore Rosso. Recently we released Amore Blendo, adding to the Amore line. We are looking to experiment with other varieties in the future.
The vines are around 20+ years old and farmed by Sam Bilbro and Evan Lewandowski. They farm organically with no use of pesticides, herbicides, chemicals or synthetics. Cover crop is grown to control weeds. Fox Hill rests between Hopland and Ukiah just up from the Russian River on benchland called the Talmage Bench. Uplifted former riverbed, Fox Hill is predominantly standstone based – very rocky and pebbly, with a large amount of quartz to trip over as one is weaving one's way in and out of the vine rows.
AVA: Yorkville Highlands
Farming Practices: Organically Farmed
Varietals We Work With: Tocai Friulano, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Barbera, Primitivo, Nero d'Avola