A Cut Above

Bradford Mountain is the tallest of the hills that make up the coastal range bordering the west side of Dry Creek Valley in Northern Sonoma County. From the top, the Pacific Ocean is a mere 15 miles to the west, and in between lie nothing but forested hills, the home of countless deer, mountain lion, and wild pigs.

Just south of the summit lies a swale that was planted to zinfandel nearly 100 years ago. Being the site of an old grist mill, it has been known as the Grist Vineyard for some years.