Jonive

California: Russian River Valley, United States

Overview

With the launch of Jonive, the Underwood family are writing the next chapter in their long history in the wine business. The Underwoods are the owners of Young’s Holdings, one of America’s oldest continuously operated family-owned businesses. Originally established as Young’s Market Company in 1888, and expanding over decades to grocery, soda bottling, meat and seafood wholesale, and ultimately alcohol beverage wholesale, Young’s Holdings is now in its fifth generation of family leadership with a passion and focus on fine wine. The founding of Jonive marks an exciting evolution for the family, in establishing estate grown wines of exceptional quality.

The Jonive property is nested within the Sebastopol Hills in the coolest area of the Russian River Valley, home to rich and desirable Goldridge soils. First planted to vines in 1998, the property consists of four pristine acres of Chardonnay, comprising two individual clones across two blocks. In 2007, the estate was expanded to comprise an additional 11-acres of Pinot Noir, planted to 6 distinct Pinot Noir clones. Jonive is a true reflection of vine maturity, high quality soil and a world-class microclimate.

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History

Jonive takes its name from the original 1845 California land grant titled “Rancho Cañada de Jonive”, from which this organically-farmed estate vineyard was established. In the 1840’s, Historic General, Mariano Vallejo, gifted land grants to arriving settlers willing to work and live off their land. Jasper O’Farrell, a pioneering California land surveyor identified the terroir of “Rancho Cañada de Jonive”, as a unique and fruitful opportunity due it its fertile watersheds and moderate temperatures with plentiful rainfall yet wonderful natural drainage. Many years later, the Underwood family again saw the potential of the site. The family purchased the 18-acre property in 2021 with the vision of producing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the estate’s mature vineyards.

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