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Growing grapes for great wine is a year-round job — a blend of science, art and folk wisdom.

Winegrowers in the Russian River Valley enjoy many advantages: abundant sunshine, moderate winters, a near-perfect selection of soils and terrain and a farming heritage that provides generations of accumulated wisdom.

The maritime climate offers a long growing season, and the varied terrain provides special places where soil, slope and sun exposure are ideally suited to the different types of grapes that prosper here.

The goal of every grape grower is to “match the vine to the site” — to find the perfect convergence of the ancient urges of the once-wild vines with the exact type of soil and microclimate that suits their needs while serving the winegrowers’ goal to produce superb grapes for exceptional wine.