Stubbs Ranch, Hicks Valley
600 ACRES MALT-PROTECTED SINCE 1986
In 1982, Tom Stubbs, a 4th-generation farmer from England, and his wife Mary purchased their ranch overlooking Hicks Valley. Mary and Tom immediately fell in love with the land situated just a few miles from the Petaluma border and four years later sought to permanently protect it from non-agricultural development by selling a conservation easement to MALT. Stubbs Ranch is now home to Stubbs Vineyard.
The Stubbs’ decision to grow their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes organically aligned with their desire to leave a small footprint on the land. The ranch is completely “off the grid” and the home and outbuildings—which were built by Tom and Mary themselves, much out of recycled materials—are powered by solar and wind energy.
How to Purchase Stubbs Vineyard Wines
The Stubbs initially sold their grapes to other wineries but later decided to become vintners and have produced wine under their own label since 2002. Stubbs Vineyard wines can be found at restaurants and select stores throughout the Bay Area, and can be purchased directly from the Stubbs’ through their wine club. For more information, please visit www.stubbsvineyard.com.