One of Sonoma County’s 19 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), the Russian River Valley AVA spans over 150 miles and 15,000 acres. Home to 90+ wineries, the Russian River Valley AVA makes up close to one-sixth of Sonoma County’s total planted vineyard acreage. Within the larger Russian River Valley appellation there are two sub-appellations or sub AVAs: the Chalk Hill AVA and the Green Valley AVA.
The Russian River Valley is best known for pinot noir and chardonnay. It’s really this region that put California (and Sonoma County) on the map as a world-class quality pinot noir and chardonnay producing region, and the wineries below have played no small part in contributing to that reputation.
Pick and choose from the below wineries to craft the perfect Russian River Valley pinot noir itinerary.