Over a creek and into the redwoods...
To Wing Canyon Vineyard we go. The road is rough and rugged, with steep stretches that demand a functional 4WD and a sense of adventure.
An alligator, four dogs and a giant buzzard are just a few of the creatures greeting you along the way. Seven-tenths of a mile in, after passing a fork that winds uphill to the ridge vineyard, is the tile-roofed residence and Wing Canyon Vineyard winery nestled in a grove of redwoods and madrones.
Bill and Kathy Jenkins have been making wine here for over 25 years, sourcing grapes primarily from their steeply sloped, dry-farmed ridge vineyard. The wines are made in small lots and feature rich, concentrated and intense flavors, with dark red fruit, hints of Mount Veeder chaparral and spice, with firm, ripe tannins.
Wing Canyon Vineyard produces estate-grown Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. The Winery sources grapes from nearby Yates Family Vineyard for their LOLITA Merlot and Mt. Veeder Chardonnay.