Surrounded by the cooling waterways of the Sacramento River Delta is the rich farmland of the Clarksburg appellation.
Weighted drawbridges and swing bridges give access to the lush lands bordered by Interstate 5 on the east and the Sacramento Deep Water Channel on the west. Small towns dot the riverside and wine grape vineyards nestle among the farmlands of row, field and orchard crops. The northern appellation border parallels the town of Freeport, while the southern border runs along Twin Cities Road, extending to the Sacramento Deep Water Channel. Warm summer days and cool breezy nights typify the climate in the Clarksburg appellation during the long, dry growing season. This is the picturesque setting of Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery.
We are a progressive farming family with a performance history of integrity, sustainability and excellence that is seven generations strong.
For four generations we farmed row and field crops, transitioning to growing premium wine grapes over the past three generations. Our vineyards have grown over the years from a small vineyard of Chardonnay and Petite Sirah to 25 varieties meticulously managed. Our expansion challenges perceptions regarding which wine grape varieties can be grown in the Clarksburg appellation and at what quality.
Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery is certified sustainable.
We are dedicated to handing this land down in equal or better condition to future generations. We tend for our land with the future and present in mind, from conscientious water management to integrating native plants to our rotating cover crop. As you walk through our vineyards you’ll hear buzzing in the old oaks lining the property – bees darting in and out to collect pollen from our floral cover crop. In last moments of the sunset, you may see an owl flying low to the ground looking for dinner to feed her young owlets cozy and warm in a box lining the slough.
We meticulously and sustainably manage our family vineyards, resolute that we will consistently produce the best wine grapes the Clarksburg appellation has to offer.
Our viticultural practices are highly respected in the industry due to our understanding that great wine can only be crafted from great grapes and that every wine is formed in the vineyard. Each year we gain more knowledge of our land, the vines and the unique characteristics of the wines they produce. Our intensive and sustainable farming practices include deficit irrigation, shoot thinning, leaf pulling, hand sorting and more. We strive to continuously improve our vineyards through research and a consuming passion for producing the best vineyards we can.
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