Russian River Valley
Cool-Climate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
In 1968, Rod Strong was one of the first to plan Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley, again recognizing the potential of this appellation. The Russian River Valley was formally recognized as an AVA in 1983.
Well-known as one of the finest cool-climate growing regions in California, the Russian River Valley has made its mark not only as a premier Chardonnay region, but as one of the few wine regions in the world capable of producing world-class Pinot Noir. The Russian River Valley is also home to our Tasting Room in Healdsburg, California.