Kick Ranch Vineyard
Fountaingrove, Sonoma County
Kick Ranch Vineyard, owned by Dick Keenan and Kathy McNamara, is a hillside vineyard located in northeast Santa Rosa’s Rincon Valley. Its soil is Pleasanton-Haire complex that has been deposited in an alluvial fan surrounding natural runoff from the Mayacama Mountains. Fantastic drainage has forced the plants to dig deep roots, naturally balancing the vines with low yields and concentrated fruit. With a straight shot through the Petaluma wind gap, the cool maritime breezes balance the intense afternoon exposure. This results in dark, ripe fruit with good acidity.