Updated: Jan 12
A family owned winery in Sebastopol’s Russian River Valley.
On top of a hill. A Tuscan-style Villa with vineyard views.
Open Daily 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
Tastings on the beautiful terrace is a little piece of heaven.
Or inside the modern, airy tasting room, with massive windows all around for views.
Views span Laguna de Santa Rosa, meadows, Mayacama Range, and tree groves.
Tastings $15 pp, waived with purchase, includes 4 tastings (2 pinot noir and 2 chardonnay)
Artisan Cheese plate $30, from Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery and Village Bakery Bread.
Wine & Lunch 48 hrs advance notice, min 2 people, Website Menu $50 pp.
Vineyard & Winery Tour: Meet the owner or winemaker $10 pp. By appt.
—Find out why the Russian River Valley is ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
First Friday of Month: Gourmet Food Truck and Wine. 5:00-700pm. Must RSVP.
Wines: Chardonnay, Rose, and Pinot Noir
3 to 5 million years ago a sandstone ridge was formed, the Wilson Grove formation.
The ridge was once beachfront property that created the sandy soil at Fog Crest.
The Fog Crest vineyard with its sandy loam soil is terroir suited for Burgundian wines.
Red soil offers excellent drainage for roots and the roots go deep to find water.
Cool fog rolls in to cool things down. Prime grape growing.
All of these factors make for an excellent fruit for wine making.
Add a Frenchman, Jerome Chery, winemaker, to round out the success.
Owners Rosalind and James Manoogian purchased this 30 acre parcel in 1997.
2005 the Fog Crest Chardonnay was launched
The tasting room opened in 2014 after nine years of producing the Fog Crest Brand.