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Fog Crest Vineyards

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

  • 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.

  • Walk-ins welcome.

  • Dog friendly.


  • 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.

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