WEED FARMS CREATING CLEAN HABITATS FOR THE ENDANGERED COHO SALMON IN DRY CREEK VALLEY22/8/18
When the opportunity to make Raft Wines presented itself, it was the Weed Farms vineyard that really got the wheels in motion. Tucked into a small corner off West Dry Creek Road, approximately 70 miles north of San Francisco, the farm is home to another (more) important species. The vineyard shares a the space with Grape Creek, a tributary of the Dry Creek, which feeds into the Russian River. Several years ago, grape grower Sally Weed, was astonished to see endangered Coho Salmon in the creek, using it as safe space for spawning. Since then, all grape activities are secondary to the salmon, and we're proud to say the vineyard is "beyond organic" - no spraying of anything - ever. But as you can see (and taste!) the vineyard produces some gorgeous fruit and lovely wine, and we're thrilled to be a part of the greater story.
Sally was just interviewed by KALW, a San Francisco public radio station and it's worth a listen to hear all about her amazing project!