Elke Vineyards

7072467075 12351 Hwy 128
Boonville, CA 95415
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Elke Vineyards is comprised of about 80 acres at Donnelly Creek in Anderson Valley, and about 18 acres in Napa Valley in the Tulocay District. The Elkes are primarily growers, who farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, and organic apples. Guest winemakers are hired to make wine from the grapes we farm. Elke Vineyards began more than twenty years ago, and has grown fruit for many, many wineries over the years. Chances are, you have tasted the wine from our grapes. Currently we grow fruit for Mumm Napa, Roederer Estate, Radio Coteau, Copain Wine Cellars, Londer Vineyards, Au Bon Climate, Mendocino Wine Company, Far Niente, ICI/La Bas, Franciscan, and Breggo Cellars. Every year since 1997 we have reserved fruit for our own Elke wines, namely the Elke Vineyards Blue Diamond Pinot Noir. That wine has been made by master winemaker Tom Farella, of Farella Vineyard, since inception. We choose other winemakers to work with our grapes, and more often, they choose us. There's always something Read more »

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  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

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  • Elke Riesling Mosel 2011

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    Only can say about this wine that is the best Riesling, is not the common Riesling, is semi-sweet, a little bit dry and with some fine bubbles. AWESOME!!! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Elke Pinot Noir Pfalz 2008

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    This is a lovely, satisfying, value-driven, varietally-correct Pinot Noir. It is not in the same quality field of the other wines I mention. And, that's just fine. Because this wine is 1/3 to 1/4 the price of the others. This is an easy-drinking, moderate-bodied wine with no new oak and perfect ripeness.Overall I give it 3 glasses, but for the v... Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Elke Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Mary Elke 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Parke Wiegman


  • Hi, a good friend will be at SanFrancisco next days, we have shared thousands of good bottles and we have plan to use this work travel to find (and buy) some good wines from California. We are not into California wines, just know and taste some world famous names like Mondavi. I'm asking u some advices about really good bottles, price is not a b... Read More

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  • Elke Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Mary Elke 2008

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    Wine review by amistry


  • Would love your recommendations as well!I have found a few I REALLY like, and a few I've tried that I THOUGHT might fit the bill, and did not.Gracianna is my fav - tasted 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyards Gracianna and LOVED it at Taste of Sonoma.....  I also like Lioco- 2008 "sonoma coast" pinot noir...   Another favorite is the Cosentino 2006 Sonoma P... Read More

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  • Mary Elke Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2009

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    Wine review by Ranjit


  • Anderson ValleyOverviewTo the majority of the world the term California wine ... ... vintage bottling around. Elke Vineyards (www.elkevineyards.com) Mary Elke is one of the wine makers that the lovers of Pinot Noir need to know about.  She crafts wines from pinot noir that are faithful to the Burgundy tradition.  That is to create wines that r... Read More

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  • Elke Donnelly Vineyards Pinot Noir 2005

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    Lovely wine. Bright red cherry, cedar box, mild spicy nose. Smooth mouthfeel, light tannins. Ripe cherries, tabacco, leather flavors in rapid succession. Enjoyed this with thyme-roasted pork loin and was a lovely pairing. Read More

    Wine review by Randy Hall


  • Elke Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Mary Elke 2005

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    Wine review by cronis


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