Russian River Valley AVA
EDUCATION

Russian River Valley

Summary:

This region received its AVA status in 1983 and is known for the natural air conditioning provided by the cooling fog coming from the Pacific Ocean.

Location:

The “center” of Sonoma County: North of Petaluma, South of Dry Creek Valley and to the West of Chalk Hill

Climate:

Each afternoon, cooling fog rolls in from the nearby Pacific Ocean and each morning the fog retreats, giving this region the perfect balance of sunshine and cool air.

Soil:

Geologically diverse

Popular Varietals:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel

Noteworthy:

Named for a Russian explorer who explored the valley in the early 1800s, this region was originally planted with grapevines as early as 1817.

Featured Wineries in Russian River Valley AVA:

Christopher Creek Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Donelan Family Wines, Friedeman Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards, Jaclynn Renée Wines, MacPhail Family Wines, Orpheus Wines, Silverado Vineyards, Sonoma-Cutrer VineyardsViszlay Vineyards

Russian River Valley AVA