Meyer Family Cellars
In the tradition-steeped wine industry an appellation can take decades, if not centuries, to establish itself as a source of consistently noteworthy wines. Armed with the knowledge that theirs is a distinct corner of the viticultural world, a small but tenacious group of growers and winemakers in Mendocino County’s Yorkville Highlands have begun to turn heads with wines from this young appellation. The Yorkville Highlands appellation consists of approximately 40,000 acres straddling Highway 128 between the Alexander Valley to the southeast and the Anderson Valley to the northwest. The appellation was first approved in 1998 and has since increased its acreage nearly six-fold, with its largest plantings in Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.