About Our Estate Vineyards
Our vines have deep roots in the Russian River Valley, practicing dry farming has encouraged our Estate vineyards to produce amazing fruit year after year. Instead of irrigating the vineyards, in this time of water shortage, we force the roots to dig deep down into the earth to find the water table independently. This creates a very complex profile in both our Estate Merlot and Pinot Noir because the vines are working so much harder and in return produce far less fruit but of incredible quality.
We leave our organic pest control to a colony of bats who take residency in our iconic Hop Kiln building. In return for their rent, they head out every evening and eat any insects they find on our farm and vineyard which allows us to farm organically (and celebrate our Estate Farm being granted Certified Organic by CCOF!) The Merlot vineyard, which has large thick trunks and roots reaching over 20ft in depth, is the oldest Merlot vineyard in Sonoma County.
Our Pinot Noir vineyard, punctuated by a beautiful Oak Tree (the perfect spot for 3 beautiful wedding proposals this year!) produces a very rich and balanced Pinot Noir. The 2013 vintage is another amazing year and whether you’re aging these wines in your cellar or celebrating with them during your spring events, we hope you enjoy the amazing bounty the Russian River Estate Vineyards produce.