The Mariah Vineyard sits 2,600 feet above sea level in the Mendocino Ridge appellation. The Mendocino Ridge is unique in the world, as the vineyards must be above 1,200 feet. Situated on the rugged North Coast, just above the fog line, these vineyards are referred to as the Islands in the Sky. The Mariah Vineyard has sparse soils and is warmed each day before the cooling maritime breezes are drawn westward and cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to rest each night. These conditions prove challenging to grow grapes but result in fruit with intensity and rich complex flavors. The meticulous farming practices of our growing partners, Dan & Vicki Dooling, have evolved to the point where they can produce miraculous results each year from these challenging conditions.