Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Single vineyard wines from Van Alyea Ranch
Christopher Cameron Vineyards- We started producing wines in 1999 exclusively from grapes that our family grows on the Van Alyea Ranch in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. The Van Alyea’s purchased the vineyard in 1993 and have sold the fruit to top wineries in Napa and Sonoma county. We produce wines from the best rows of vines and currently in bottle/ barrel we have Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Chardonnay.
About the Van Alyea Ranch
The vineyard is situated on Dry Creek in the heart of the valley in northern Sonoma County. Soil and climate are the most influential factors in great wine and the vineyard's gravelly creek-side soil and a Bordeaux–like climate produce wines with great balance and structure. Due to the porosity of the soil and great drainage the vine roots dig deeper in search of more minerals which bring complexity to the wines that we produce. We tend to harvest with substantial sugars and the result is full bodied wines with lots of depth and fruit on the palate.