Bud and Charlie Chenoweth

Chenoweth Ranch

The Chenoweth family established their homestead estate in Green Valley in 1838. Owned by Bud Chenoweth, and farmed by his son Charlie, this longtime apple orchard was planted to Pinot Noir in 2000. Increasingly well known as one of California's preeminent vineyard managers, Charlie has earned recognition for his talent as a farmer, and for his collaborative approach to viticulture. In this spirit, we were pleased to work alongside Charlie during the planting of Chenoweth Ranch. Ever conscious of his family's name on the vineyard, and on our single-vineyard Pinot Noir bottlings from Chenoweth Ranch, Charlie puts his heart and soul into the cultivation of his family's exceptional Russian River Valley Vineyard.

Chenoweth Ranch, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

This small Pinot Noir vineyard is located on a knoll above the Chenoweth family's homestead estate in Green Valley. Planted exclusively for Patz & Hall in 2000, we worked with viticulturist Charlie Chenoweth to select an assortment of Dijon clones perfectly suited for this site. These clones excel in the Russian River Valley, and when grown in Chenoweth Ranch's Goldridge sandy loam soils, help to produce a wine that is both complex and complete. Because it is a warm site, in the coolest region of the Russian River Valley, the fruit at Chenoweth develops signature bright fruit flavors, a soft unctuous quality, and enticing cranberry and cherry aromatics. This delicious fruit is grown exclusively for Patz & Hall. We were proud to craft our first single-vineyard bottling from this exceptional young vineyard in 2004.