The Land

Wander through the Russian River

The heart of VML Winery is a collection of small vineyards nestled in the Russian River Valley. Great care is taken to assure that each wine’s flavor and texture express a sense of place. We are keenly attentive to the varied microclimates and soils of these prized, independently owned farms.

The spectrum of terroir leads us from warm inland vineyards that yield spicy rich fruit, to the balanced central zone’s delicate layers and bright notes, and on to cooler coastal land where floral and soil-driven flavors abound.

Our sustainable farm

Our 20-acre estate farm, shared with sister winery Truett Hurst, is home to wildlife, farm animals, and beneficial insects. It's certified biodynamic by Demeter International. VML strives to lead by example, illustrating ancient and alternative farming methods. At the same time, we source grapes from boutique growers across a range of farming practices – primarily sustainable – from certified organic to more conventional.

Swim upstream

Our wines begin their journey as grapes in the Russian River appellation, and after bottling they come upstream to be discovered at our beautiful Dry Creek Valley tasting room. This gem of a property features an endangered fish habitat, and Dry Creek itself burbling just feet away from visitors. Particularly important to club members is our Secret Garden.

The winemaker on her favorite vineyards

  • Knowlton Farms

  • Ivywood

  • Sexton

  • Cresta Ridge

  • Starscape

  • San Remo