The People Real people making world class wines. Approachable legends. Stewards of the land. Authentic people who identify themselves as farmers who make wine.
The Coast Nearby Pacific Ocean sends on-shore breezes and fog to cool vineyards. Proximity to brisk water creates cooling effect that results in wine textures from structured to silky.
The Fog Fog cools vineyards and develops full flavor maturity of grapes. Cool-climate grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are nurtured by seasonal fog.
The Soil Combination of fractured sandstone and sandy loam create Goldridge soil; ideal for cool climate grapes. Variety of soils foster diversity of wines throughout valley.
Russian River Valley
"What I love most about growing and producing chardonnay in the Russian River Valley is the diversity of the fruit that is grown here. From east to west and north to south, you get completely different fruit, producing different styles of wine, one being lush and rich with texture and the other style being very lean, fruit driven and very lively acid".
- Giovianni Balistreri, Winemaker
It has never been a better, more enchanting time to visit the Russian River Valley! In celebration of our 40th anniversary, visitors are invited to embark on our self-guided “Decades of the Russian River Valley” tour now extended though October 31, 2023. Visit the wineries of Russian River Valley to sip through the history of the area, and visit wineries founded in each decade. Each stop will feature a special offer to highlight diverse wine styles, esteemed vineyard sourcing and unique personalities. Choose your own wine tasting adventure, by visiting participating wineries. Remember to make reservations when required and to mention the winery's 40th anniversary offer.
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