Ancient redwood groves, lush farmlands, rolling hills and pristine hamlets. There’s no place in the world like the Russian River Valley. Mother Nature brings a mesmerizing bounty of life so unique to this sublime spot. Named for the river that flows through The Russian River Valley, everything grows well here — trees, flowers, fish, bees, butterflies, jackrabbits — even people.
Set close to the Pacific to bring moderate temps, yet protected from the coastal influences by majestic mountains, the Russian River Valley has a genre all its own. The moist environment feeds the plants, the soil, the vines – all living things. And its fertile lands are just as unique, formed millions of years ago from volcanic debris washed down from the Sonoma Mountain range. This has profoundly influenced the grapes grown here. Especially vines rooted near California’s giant redwoods with uncommonly moisture-rich grounds. We know if our vines can see those mammoth beauts…we’re going to get some pretty good grapes. And with more soil types than the entire country of France, nearly every vineyard within a few miles produces vastly different flavors. With all its extraordinary bounty, the Russian River Valley is like a winemaker’s treasure. And come springtime, it’s pure Mother Nature magic. We are humbled to be among ancient redwood groves here. Mother Nature brings a mesmerizing bounty of life so unique to this sublime spot.