The winery is open for Tastings every day from 10am to 5pm. Reservations required.
Russian River The heart of our winemaking program.
The Russian River lies in the geographical heart of Sonoma County, and center stage in our hearts as well. Its growing conditions are perfectly suited for creating world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with warm days cooled in the evenings by fog banks rolling in over the western hills, resulting in highly acclaimed vintages that set the standard for New World wines.
Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley is an expansive appellation. The region is comprised of many terroirs, all of which are home to unique vineyard sites that are planted mostly to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As the region’s notoriety continues to soar, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley have been recognized as world-class wines.
The Cresta Ridge Vineyard is located in Green Valley, a sub-appellation of the Russian River. Because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the fog hovers over the vines for much longer each day and cooler, coastal winds blanket the vineyard. The wines tend to be lean but firm, with nicely developed tannins and a gentle, soft mouthfeel.
The Starscape Vineyard is located in the Middle Reach- due south of Healdsburg- where some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the Russian River Valley are located. It is the northernmost of the Russian River neighborhoods and therefore the warmest, though the fog still helps mitigate temperatures at night. These wines are lush and rich, with unmistakable red cherry and red fruit notes. The tannins here are the highest in the Russian River Valley due to the thicker skins that are developed from the warmer daytime temperatures, while the acid levels tend to be lower from the cool evenings
The Sexton Vineyard is located in the Sebastopol Hills neighborhood, and it is one of the vineyards that we have contracted with the longest. The Vineyard has steep hillsides, prized Goldridge soil, and a cold northern exposure because of its location about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. As the vineyard is protected from direct afternoon sun, the grapes planted here produce concentrated and structured wines.
The ….. Vineyard is located in Green Valley, a sub-appellation of the Russian River. Because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the fog hovers over the vines for much longer each day and cooler, coastal winds blanket the vineyard. The wines tend to be lean but firm, with nicely developed tannins and a gentle, soft mouthfeel.
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