Russian River Valley Wine Region
TOTAL SPAN: 150 miles → 169,000 acres
VINEYARD ACRES: 15,000
NUMBER OF WINERIES: 70+
DIFFERENT GRAPE VARIETALS GROWN: 35+
Russian River Valley is nestled just south and west of the Dry Creek Valley in Northern Sonoma County, California. Another rural wine region, it lies between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa in the south, and Forestville and Healdsburg in the north. It lies 55 miles north of San Francisco and 10-15 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.
Established as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983, it continues to be a premium grape-growing and wine producing region where world-class Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays garner many accolades. This acclaimed winemaking region is just miles from the nearby Pacific Ocean, and is filled with vineyards, rolling hills, redwood groves, apple orchards, and a flowing river.
The climate is characterized by cool morning fog that comes in from the ocean through the Petaluma Gap and burns off during the day. This cool-climate appellation produces an extensive array of delicious wines. From subtle textures to silky finishes, Russian River Valley wines are as diverse as the region they come from. This region is a winemaking nexus where fog from the Pacific Ocean meets ancient soil to yield wines you can’t find anywhere else.
If you ever get the opportunity to visit the beautiful Russian River Valley, do so. You absolutely will not be disappointed. Visitors can find a complementary mix of country history and modern luxury in this rural and tranquil region.
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MAPS OF SONOMA COUNTY WINE REGIONS