The Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) is located in the heart of Sonoma County, California, just fifty-five miles north of San Francisco. The seasonal fog and the tempering effects of the ocean to our west give us an uncommonly long growing season, and creates ideal conditions for cool-climate-loving grape varieties, particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
These nearly ideal growing conditions result in wines of uncommon depth and richness that still maintain their bright natural acidity.
Russian River Valley is not only abundant with grape growing and winemaking; it is also rich in history—both geological and man-made. This history makes the Russian River Valley a special place to grow grapes, to make wine, to live or to visit.