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Our Mission

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) is a community of farmers and winemakers promoting the exceptional grapes and world-renowned wines reflective of the diversity within the Russian River Valley AVA. We are multi-generational stewards of our land and natural resources, continuously innovating sustainable practices for the future in our premier region known for its distinctive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other grape varieties.

It’s a legacy that began in the 19th century when immigrants from Mediterranean countries settled in the Russian River Valley and began planting vines. While most vineyards were "gardens" for personal family consumption, commercial wineries sprang up, and by the dawn of the 20th century there were nearly 200 wineries operating.

Board Members


Jake Martini, Taft Street Winery

Winery, 2nd Term: 2022-2024
1st Vice President Mari Jones, Emeritus Vineyards Grower, 1st Term: 2022-2024
Treasurer Tim Allen, Allen Wine Group At-Large, 1stTerm: 2024-2026

Tessa Gorsuch

Grrower, 1st Term: 2024-2026


Nick Frey, Balletto Vineyards

At-Large, Legacy Seat: 2022-2024

Erica Odden, Rodney Strong VineyardsGrower, 1st Term: 2022-2024
Leslie Renaud, Martin Ray Winery & Vineyards Winery, 1st Term: 2024-2026
Erica Odden, Rodney Strong Vineyards Grower, 1st Term: 2022-2024
Christopher L. Strieter, Senses WinesWinery, 1st Term: 2024-2026
Geoffrey Thompson, Notre Vue Estate Grower, 1st Term: 2022-2024
Cristina Torres, Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery Winery, 1st Term: 2022-2024
Nick Wolfe, Silicon Valley Bank At-Large, 1st Term: 2021-2023

Past Presidents

Clark Lystra, Betty Ann Vineyard

Mike Sullivan, Benovia Winery

Chris Crispo, Bush Crispo Vineyards

Gio Balistreri, Russian River Vineyards

Clay Gantz, Gantz Family Vineyards

Rod Berglund, Joseph Swan Vineyards

Chris Donatiello, C. Donatiello Winery

Randy Luginbill, Silverado Sonoma Vineyards, LLC

John Holdredge, Holdredge Wines

Nick Leras, Nick Leras Vineyards

Steve Dutton, Dutton Brothers Farming & Dutton Ranch

Valerie Wathen, Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Bob Cabral, Bob Cabral Wines

Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Wines

Lee Martinelli, Jr. Martinelli farms, Inc.

Ellen Mack, Russian Hill Estate Winery

Kirk Lokka, Emeritus Vineyards

Hector Bedolla, Crop Production Services

Warren Dutton, Dutton Ranch

Saralee McClelland Kunde, Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard

Annual Reports & Neighborhoods Materials

Annual Report 2022 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2017 Russian River Valley Winegrowers Media Toolkit

2024 Calendar of Events


Membership Inquiries

Membership Application Form OR email us at: info@rrvw.org

The annual membership dues structure has been revised and is now based on the amount of Russian River Valley grapes SOLD or CRUSHED from this past vintage (2023). The membership rates are broken down into five tiers, which are listed below:

  • 0-25 Tons $500
  • 26-100 Tons $750
  • 101-250 Tons $1500
  • 251-500 Tons $2500
  • 501+ Tons $4000
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Russian River Valley Grapes for Sale

Members of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers are invited to advertise Russian River Valley grapes on our new page, Grapes for Sale. Please send your information to info@rrvw.org and we will post the information on the site.

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