Russian River Vineyards
  • 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.  

Russian River Vineyards Farm
  • Picturesque and historic winery.

  • One of the valley’s oldest wineries.

  • The vineyards were planted in 1963.

Russian River Valley Estate
  • 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.

Russian River Vineyards Tasting Lounge
  • Gorgeous tasting room

  • Ample parking.  

  • Local art adorns the walls of the tasting room.

Russian River Valley Vineyards Food
  • Lovely outdoor tasting area.

  • Beautifully landscaped flower garden and views of the vineyards.

  • Family activities include:  a game of corn hole or giant Jenga.

Russian River Valley Vineyards Views
  • Dogs welcome in specified areas, not tasting areas.

  • Kids welcome, if supervised.

  • Children may visit the chickens and roam the gardens, if supervised.

Russian River Vineyards Pinot Noir
  • Open Daily:

  • Sun-Thurs 12:00-6:00 pm,

  • Fri & Sat. 12:00-7:00 pm.

  • Walk-ins Welcome

Russian River Vineyards Wine Garden
  • Wine and Cheese Pairing: $45 pp, 4 wines/ 4 cheeses, Reservation recommended .

  • Wine and Farm to Table Pairing: $55 pp. 4 wines/4 chef bites,  Reservation recommended.

  • Wine Social: $55 pp,  20% gratuity, for 7-12 guests, reserved seating, self led tasting.

  • VIP Experience: $105 pp. 4 wines/4 food items, private seating, reservations.  2 hours.


Sonoma County Russian River Valley Vineyards
  • RRV is known for their red wines.  

  • Wines: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Barbera, Petit Sirah, Rose, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay,

  • Wine Pricing: average $65

Russian River Vineyards Dog  Wine Garden
  • The property has a rich history.

  • One of very few wineries with a rustic/chic, recently renovated restaurant.

  • The restaurant was originally the old farmhouse.

Russian River Vineyards Dog Friendly
  • Ben Davies, trained at Meadowood, is the chef.

  • His menu changes based on what is in season in the estate culinary garden.

  • $26-$36 for main entree

Russian River Vineyards Hop Kiln Architecture
  • Use of the picnic area is permitted with Russian River Vineyard food.

  • Restaurant open Friday and Saturday, noon to 8:00pm.

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