Elk Prairie Vineyard is located in Humboldt County. We are very excited about this vineyard site. Humboldt County is known for its dense fog, which is why the Redwood trees and grapes flourish in this area. The largest tree in the World once stood a few miles from this site, “The Dyerville Giant.”! Elk Prairie Vineyard sits at 1200 feet elevation on Fruitland Ridge. Fruitland ridge separates the middle fork and the south fork of the Eel River as they head north towards the Pacific Ocean. It is this ridge that the fog creeps up to from the Pacific Ocean (Humboldt Bay) in the evenings and dissipates from in the mornings. The summer temperatures are very mild here rarely reaching 90 degrees and usually in the high 70’s to low 80’s allowing these densely planted vines to ripen at slow rate.