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DeLoach Vineyards, the pioneering Russian River Valley producer of award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel, released its Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the 2010 vintage. Our Estate Vineyard is certified Biodynamic® and organic, and represents the culmination of a long and dedicated effort to become a more self-sustaining and environmentally friendly producer of fine wine.
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The Durell Vineyard, located just west of the town of Sonoma, was purchased in 1979 by Ed Durell, a businessman from San Francisco, who immediately teamed up with vineyard manager Steve Hill. When the land was purchased, the two gentlemen converted a cow pasture into what is considered one of the most prestigious vineyards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes today.
The soil at this site is Goldridge fine sandy loam, famous for producing some of the world’s best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. These soils originate in ancient shallow seabeds and have significant influence from eroded volcanic ash that make the soil slightly acidic.
The Swicegood Vineyard provides the backbone to our Green Valley Pinot Noir. The site was originally planted to cherries, then to apples, and converted over to Pinot Noir grapes in 1998. Grower Anita Rodero is of Hawaiian descent and much prefers the wine of California to that of wine produced in Hawaii.
The van der Kamp Vineyard has a long history. Constantly farmed for over 100 years, it was originally planted by the parents of Russell Cundi, good friends of the van der Kamp family. Martin Van Der Kamp started purchasing Pinot Noir grapes from Russell in the mid 1960s for home winemaking.
The Heintz family has been farming Heintz Ranch for over a century. Charlie’s grandparents first purchased the property in 1912, and grew many crops over the decades, including berries, apples, vegetables, and of course grapes. In the early 1900’s, the family grew Zinfandel as it was widely available and grew well in that area.
Maboroshi means a “whimsical dream” in Japanese; Tom and Rebecca Kisaichi chose this name for their vineyard because it defined for them what owning a vineyard was, a whimsical dream. This dream developed after the two of them had spent time working in vineyards in both California and France.
Jim and Barbara Emmons purchased Riebli Valley Vineyard in 1976. Jim, a retired highway patrolman, wanted to purchase land in the countryside to raise horses. The Emmons never gave much thought to the small 4.5 acre vineyard near the front of their property, but continued to farm it and sell the fruit to a local co-op.
With its beautiful old vines nestled on a rolling northwest-facing hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the Ritchie vineyard commands respect. First planted in 1972, it is among the oldest vineyards in the Russian River Valley, and one of the most prized Chardonnay vineyards in California.
Located in the Russian River Valley, the 10-acre century old Rue Vineyard is perfectly situated just off of Wood Road and meticulously farmed by Bob and Carlene Rue.
Pennacchio is a four-acre gem in the southwestern reaches of the Sebastopol Hills personally farmed by owner Joe Pennacchio.
One of the oldest remaining vineyards in the Olivet Road region of the Russian River Valley, Saitone was planted in 1895 by Antonio Saitone.
DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the vines in 1973. Read More
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