McHenry Vineyard is located in the Ben Lomond AVA in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the 1970s and 1980s, the McHenry Family won many awards for their Pinot Noir production.
Unfortunately, disaster struck in 1992. During the late 1980s and 1990s, Pierces Disease swept through much of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Ben Lomond AVA. The McHenrys were not spared from this devastating bacterium. Pierces Disease literally starves the vines of water. Their beloved Pinot Noir vineyard was decimated, but it was not long until the replanting began.
In 1997, the Pinot Noir vines were restored, and they were bearing grapes a few years later. They make two different bottling, each with a different clone. Production is extremely low, and neither wine exceeds 200 cases a year. McHenry Vineyard also makes a Pinot Noir sourced from Massaro Vineyard in Carneros.