Russian River Valley is the County’s largest appellation, specializing in cool climate varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The cooling fog pouring in from the Sonoma Coast results in an extended growing season, allowing grapes to ripen slowly and mature fully. The terrain is level in this coastal area, presenting little challenge and providing ideal grape-growing conditions.
You will cross the Russian River through the heart of wine country, where you will taste the depth and richness of this region’s excellent wines.Whether you prefer a Pinot Noir or an old vine Zinfandel, the Russian River Valley will not disappoint you. The area’s Sonoma wineries offer beautiful gardens with impeccable landscaping, natural elegance, and world-class wines.