The Russian River Valley is one of Sonoma County’s, and California’s, most fortunate wine country areas. Get out there and explore!
The Russian River is one of the largest, and most diverse, wine growing areas in California, covering 150 square miles of forests, redwoods, vineyards and orchards. The river finally rolls gently (rent a canoe!) into the Pacific Ocean. This cool growing area particularly loves pinot noir and chardonnay. Muscular zinfandels do well in the north.
Almost one-third of the grapes grown in Sonoma County are from the Russian River appellation, but the Russian River is not just about wine. Fresh local food, market stalls, art walks, everything outdoorsy, and tiny restaurants that win award after award.
The Russian River is the place you want to be to feel comfortable in your skin. No pretense here. Just enjoying the river and the beauty of it all. From Armstrong Grove’s redwoods to small family wineries and hole-in-the-wall surprising food experiences, get into the Russian River area with discovery on your menu!