First planted in the 1970’s by Dr. Ferrington, a dermatologist from Santa Rosa,
the vineyard was purchased by Kurt and Heather Schoeneman in 1996. Originally from the East Bay,
the Schoenemans had been visiting Anderson Valley for many years and with each visit the
dream of becoming farmers grew. When they found Ferrington Vineyard, they took the plunge.
In their first year, Kurt and Heather replanted nearly the entire vineyard with the goal of further
diversifying the property’s clonal selections. The 70 acre vineyard is now a mix of Pinot Noir,
Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer (Breggo takes all three varieties).
Kurt says “It’s more than a vineyard, it is a community – we have built housing for our workers,
planted gardens, raise chickens and cattle, and all share in the bounty of this land.”
The gentle, south facing slopes of this vineyard supply Breggo with our vineyard designate
Gewürztraminer and one of its single-source Pinot Noirs. The Pinot Noir is a blend of three clones
and is always the most forward and precocious of Breggo’s vineyard designate Pinot Noirs.