Russian River Valley AVA

Russian River Valley


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.


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


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.


Geologically diverse

Popular Varietals:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel


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