The Russian River Valley AVA is one of America’s premier grape growing areas. Due to the AVA’s large size, numerous microclimates exist within its boundaries and allow for the production of both warm and cool climate grapes. Located one hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley’s climate is heavily influenced by the Russian River and by cool coastal winds and fog entering the valley from the south. These coastal winds result in a cooler southern valley and a warmer northern valley.

The Russian River Valley AVA is home to over 300 wineries ranging from small family wineries producing less than a 1000 cases a year to industry giants with annual production greater than 200,000 cases. Wineries located within the Russian River Valley are not alone in making wines with Russian River Valley grapes. Non-resident California wineries such as Kistler, Kosta Browne, Dumol, Williams Selyem, Paul Hobbs, Carlisle, and Chausseur routinely produce award-winning Russian River wines.

Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Russian River Valley wineries and click "map view" to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available on-site to complement its wines, hosts vineyard weddings, or produces wines from organic grapes, we make it easy to find the best Russian River wine tasting and touring destinations.

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Russian River Valley Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings


1.   Hartford Family Winery  
5.0
5.0
2.   Kistler Vineyards  
5.0
5.0
3.   Littorai  
5.0
5.0
4.   Martinelli Vineyards  
5.0
5.0
5.   Arista Winery  
4.5
6.   Cattleya Wines  
4.5
7.   Chasseur Wines - Hunter Wine Cellars  
4.5
8.   Dehlinger Winery  
4.5
9.   Ferren  
4.5
10.   Freeman Vineyard & Winery  
4.5

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All Russian River Valley Wineries (318) [map view]


Acorn Winery / Alegria Vineyards

Adrian Fog Winery

Agharta Wines

Albini Family Vineyards

Alma Fria

Alquimista Cellars

Alysian Wines

Amelle Wines

Arista Winery

Atascadero Creek Winery

Atelier Winery

Bacigalupi Vineyards

Baker Lane Vineyards

Balletto Vineyards

Banshee Wines

Barbed Oak Vineyard

Battaglini Estate Winery & Vineyard

Benovia Winery

Bertapelle Cellars

Bink Wines

Bjornstad Cellars

Bluenose Wines

Bodkin Wines

Brack Mountain Wine Company

Bradford Mountain at VML

Bradford Mountain Winery

Branham Estate Wines

Bucher Vineyard

Bugay Vineyards

Bybee Vineyards & Habitat

C. Donatiello Winery

Calluna Vineyards

Calstar Cellars

Camlow Cellars

Campana Ranch Winery

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carol Shelton Wines

Carrozzi Vineyard

Cartograph Wines

Castelli Vineyards

Cattleya Wines

Cederquist Wine Company

Cellars of Sonoma

Ceritas Winery

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery

Char Vale Winery

Charles Heintz Vineyard

Chasseur Wines - Hunter Wine Cellars

Chenoweth Wines

Christopher Creek Winery

Churchill Cellars

Cinque Insieme

Claypool Cellars

Cleary Ranch Vineyards

Colagrossi Wines

Copain Wine Cellars

Coral Mustang

Cosa Obra

Cowan Cellars

Crinella Winery

Croix Estate

Crush Winery

Crux Winery

D'Argenzio Winery

Dancing Lady Wines

Daniel Cohn Wine Company

Dark Hundred

Davis Bynum

Davis Family Vineyards

Deering Wine

Dehlinger Winery

DeLoach Vineyards

Denier-Handal Wines

Desmond Estate Vineyards

Deux Amis Winery

Devil Proof Vineyards

Domaine Della

Downtown Wine

Dreyer Sonoma

DRNK Winery

Due Ruscelli Winery

DuNah Vineyard & Winery

Dutton Estate Winery - Sebastopol Vineyards

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Duxoup Wine Works

Ektimo Vineyards

Ellipsis Wine Company

Emeritus Vineyards

Emtu Wines

Enfield Wine Co.

Enriquez Estate Wines

Eric Demuth Wine Co.

Eric Kent Wine Cellars

Ernest Vineyards

Esser Vineyards

Et Cetera Wine Company

Fanucchi Vineyards

Ferren

Five Rivers Winery

Fog Crest Vineyard

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