Russian River Appellation
Dec. 15, 2010
This AVA holds fully one-sixth of Sonoma County’s vineyard acreage. It’s a cool-climate region, with coastal fog drawn into this low-lying valley on almost a daily basis during the growing season.
Soils range from the loam and sandstone of Goldridge soil to clay and alluvial benchland soils.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown here are highly prized, but there are also 38 other varietals that flourish in this internationally renowned area.
There are 166 resident wineries in the Russian River Valley. Another 184 non-resident wineries source fruit from these vineyards.