Russian River Valley Wineries

The Russian River Valley accounts for about one-sixth of the total planted vineyard acreage in Sonoma County. It has a characteristically cool climate, heavily affected by fog generated by the valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean. This is why it is known for its cool climate varietals, notably Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Russian River AVA begins near Healdsburg and extends south to the Santa Rosa Plains and Sebastopol and west to Occidental and Guerneville. Within its boundaries are the sub-AVAs Chalk Hill and Sonoma Green Valley.

Shaped millions of years ago by collisions between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and eruptions by volcanic vents that deposited volcanic ash, the Russian River Valley is largely composed of loam known as “Goldridge soil”. It is because of this soil that this area creates some of the most respected Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in California.

World-class Chardonnays from this region are slightly leaner than those of Alexander Valley, but the fruit is developed enough to sustain months in oak barrels to cultivate depth and complexity.

Where most red wines focus on flavor, Pinot Noir is about texture: that fleshy, succulent, slides-down-your-throat feel that is so alluring. It is a textural delight that can only be found where morning river fogs moderate afternoon temperatures so that the fruit maturity is achieved without loss of depth and suppleness.

Please ask us for suggestions of wineries to visit in this lovely region, as there are over 60 wineries to choose from.

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Acorn Winery/Alegria Vineyards
12040 Old Redwood Hwy
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-6440

Balletto Vineyards
5700 Occidental Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-568-2455

Benovia Winery
3339 Hartman Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-526-4441

Bertapelle Cellars
1160 Felta Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-5900

Blanchard Family Wines
109 W. North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 630-606-4389

Christopher Creek Winery
641 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg,, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-2001

D’Argenzio Winery
1301 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-280-4658

DeLoach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-526-9111

Deux Amis Winery
9050 Windsory Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-687-5089

Dutton Estate Winery / Sebastopol Vineyards
8757 Green Valley Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-829-9463

Ektimo
4905 Ross Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 925-819-2635

EMTU
611 Van Keppel Road
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-1239

Fogline Vineyards
875 River Road
Fulton, CA 95439
Phone: 707-326-9699

Foppiano Vineyards
12707 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-7272

Graton Ridge Cellars
3561 Gravenstein Hwy. North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-3040

HANNA Winery (Russian River Valley)
5353 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
Phone: 707-575-3371

Harvest Moon Estate & Winery
2192 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-573-8711

Hop Kiln Winery
6050 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-6491

Inspiration Vineyards and Winery
3360 Coffey Lane, Suite E
Santa Rosa, 95403
Phone: 707-536-9505

Joseph Jewell Wines
6542 Front Street
Forestville, CA
Phone: 707-975-4927

MacRostie Estate House
4605 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-473-9303

Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery
11400 Graton Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-4365

Martinelli Winery
3360 River Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-525-0570

Martin Ray Winery
2191 Laguna Rd.
Santa Rosa, Ca 95401
Phone: 707-823-2404

Matrix Winery
3291 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-1911

Merriam Vineyards
11654 Los Amigos Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-4032

Merry Edwards Winery
2959 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-7466

Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery
1401 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-473-8086

Moshin Vineyards
10295 Westside Rd.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-433-5499

Mueller Winery
6301 Starr Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-837-7399

Mutt Lynch
9050 Windsor Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-687-5089

Occidental Road Cellars
870 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-827-3327

Old World Winery
850 River Road
Fulton, CA 95439
Phone: 707-490-6696

Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-528-9463

Robert Rue Vineyard
1406 Wood Road
Fulton, CA 95439
Phone: 707-578-1601

Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-431-1533

Russian Hill Estate Winery
4525 Slusser Rd.
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-575-9428

Russian River Vineyards
5700 Highway 116 North
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-596-2300

Sheldon Wines
6761 Sebastopol Avenue #500
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-829-8100

Siduri Wines/Novy Family Winery
980 Airway Court, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-578-3882

Sunce Winery
1839 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-526-9463

Tara Bella Winery & Vineyards
3701 Viking Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-544-9049

Twomey Cellars
3000 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-942-7120

Vizlay Vineyards
851 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-481-1514

VML Winery
4025 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-431-4419

Wine Guerilla
6671 Front Street
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-1996

Woodenhead Winery
5700 River Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-887-2703