The geological center of the Russian River AVA marks our River Road Ranch, where moderating sea breezes and cool, foggy nights are ideal for growing desirable Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. River Road Ranch sits on rolling hills overlooking the site where the Russian River turns west, running toward the Pacific Ocean. Three creeks in riparian zones run through the property.

River Road Ranch

Acreage: 125.28 planted

Site: 60-114 feet elevation, east-west exposure

Soils: sandy clay loam over sandy loam subsoil

Years planted: 1998-2009

Source of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah