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Russian River Vineyards

Updated: Jan 12

  • Located in the small, sleepy town of Forestville.

  • In 2008 founding partners:

  • Chris O’Neill, Barbara Sattler, Giovanni Balistreri, and Anthony Austin

  • Purchased the property, and thoughtfully restored it.

  • Picturesque and historic winery.

  • One of the valley’s oldest wineries.

  • The vineyards were planted in 1963.

  • One of only a handful of vineyards that is dry farmed.

  • Producing far less fruit, but incredible quality.

  • Pest control is dependent upon the resident bats who eat the farm insects.

  • The fog and the volcanic soil add to the complexity of the fruit.

  • Giovanni Balistreri, the winemaker, completes the formula for success.