GRATON RIDGE VINEYARD
Russian River Valley
This Furthermore Wines estate vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and is located on the winery property just outside of the tasting room, sharing a fence with neighbor Paul Hobbs. The location is on the western side of the Russian River Valley just north of Sebastopol and up the hill from the bucolic town of Graton at the top of the Laguna Ridge.
The vineyard was planted in 2002 with an initial vineyard designate release in 2006, receiving great accolades at the time including a double gold medal. In 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition cast a big spotlight on the wine from this new Russian River Valley vineyard, naming it the Best Red Wine Sweepstakes winner. In 2016 Scott Zeller took over the vineyard management and the quality of the fruit has only improved.
Double Gold Medal – Sonoma County Fair
Gold Medal – Sunset International Wine Competition (Pinot Noir)
Double Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Chardonnay)
96 Points “Classic” – California Wine Advisor
93 Points, Gold Medal – Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (Pinot Noir)