On the western flank of Spring Mountain, on the Sonoma County side, amid the rugged terrain of the Mayacamas range sits a 97-hectare ranch. Vineyards were first cultivated here in the 1850s, then torn out in the 1920s during Prohibition.
The site lay fallow for 80 years, until Henry Cornell purchased it in 2000 and established Cornell Vineyards.
Originally, the ranch comprised 46.5ha of varying slopes and aspects in Sonoma’s sub-AVA of Fountaingrove District but had no vineyards to speak of. It was bookended, however, by Fisher Vineyards and Pride Mountain Vineyards, and is in the same neighbourhood as Terra Valentine and Immortal.