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Joseph Swan Russian Winery River Valley

This is the oldest established winery in the Russian River. It was founded by the original owner, Joe Swan, Lynn Berglund’s father in 1967. Four decades later the wines reflect the history of the property and are both traditional and characterful. Pinot Gris is rich and honeyed with a firm mineral structure, the fruit will […]

Skewis Wines Russian River Valley

Originally established as a top-notch producer of Chardonnay in 1973 by Brice Cutrer Jones. The wines are consistent well priced, particularly the two leading cuvées below. With the exception of Les Pierres, which is just to the north of Carneros, the vineyard plots are all Russian River. The Russian River Ranches bottling is a blend […]

Selby Winery Russian River Valley

A relatively small operation producing small lots across a fairly extensive range with several wines only available at the tasting room in Healdsburg. However if you are travelling in the area it is well worth a visit. Throughout the range the wines offer generally excellent value for money. The winery was established in the early […]

J Rochioli Winery Russian River Valley

The Rochioli family have been grape growers for far longer than they have been wine producers. They do however produce some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Russian River, along with impressive Sauvignon Blanc. A Pinot Noir rosé is also made and Estate Syrah and Valdigué are also now available. A sparkling […]

Porter Creek Vineyards Russian River Valley

Small family-owned winery producing four separate Pinot Noirs, two Chardonnays, a Syrah, an oldvine Zinfandel and a striking example of old-vine Carignane. The George’s Hill Chardonnay is in a tighter, leaner style than others from the region, with notes of apple and pear, rather than more exotic tropical notes, and an impressive mineral core. The […]

Papapietro Perry Winery Russian River Valley

The first commercial vintage was as recent as 1998 at this very new, small but high-quality warehouse winery with a range of single vineyard Pinot Noirs and two special clonal selections, Pommard Clones and 777 Clones, which are touch pricier. There is also a small amount of Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley including two […]

Novy Family Wines Russian River Valley

Novy was recently purchased by KJ, having been run by Adam and Dianna Lee of Siduri and Dianna’s family, the Novys. The wines which are dominated by Rhône styles, including a Russian River Viognier, are made at the Siduri facility in Santa Rosa. The intention is for Siduri to remain focussed on Pinot Noir while […]

Robert Mueller Wine Russian River Valley

The Muellers established their small family winery in the centre of Healdsburg in 1991. Since then production has gradually risen to a few thosand cases a year of good, rich and stylish Syrah Block Eleven, Zinfandel Old Vines, Sauvignon and Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir from a number of sites, all in the Russian […]

Matanzas Creek Winery Russian River Valley

Medium-sized operation producing mainly Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and an increasing amount of impressive Pinot Noir. Matanzas Creek produced some stunning wines during the late 1980s and early 90s, and the winery looks to be right back in the top division. Small amounts of a powerful Reserve Merlot, a very pricey Journey meritage blend, a […]

La Crema Winery Russian River Valley

A significant winery in the Kendall-Jackson empire, La Crema was originally established in 1979. It produces a now extensive range of good, well-crafted and reasonably priced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with Pinot Gris, and Viognier. There are particularly good value wines taking the Sonoma Coast and Monterey appellations. An extensive and impressive array of […]

Halleck Vineyard Russian River Valley

Ross Halleck produces a number of brilliant Pinot Noirs as well as very good Sauvignon Blanc and a particularly unusual and very striking, minerally Gewürztraminer. The first vintage was in 1999. His home vineyard is tiny just 0.4ha (1 acre) planted solely to Pinot Noir and although not tasted the wine produced is likely to […]

Dutton-Goldfield Winery Russian River Valley

Very impressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from a range of sites, mostly in the cool Green Valley. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are both sourced from the cooler Dutton Ranch, which is family owned. The east-facing Rued Vineyard is planted to Chardonnay now over 40 years old. The resulting wine has both a firm structure and […]

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