About this video
In the ongoing “Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley”, Gary Farrell Wine Maker Theresa Heredia discusses the Santa Rosa Plain. As the name suggests, this neighborhood is the flattest area in the AVA. The vineyards here are mostly comprised of the clay-based Huichica series soil, and vineyard slopes are minimal. Due to its lower elevation, the cold air sinks down creating an area that is sometimes susceptible to frost. Wines here tend to be soft with balanced acidity and a backbone of minerality.
Russian River Valley, California
For over 37 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines capturing balance and stylistic elegance from some of the finest vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley. In 1985, Winemaker Gary Farrell released his 55 cases of 1982 Rochioli-Allen Pinot Noir to widespread critical acclaim. Since that release, the team at Gary Farrell Winery has consistently focused on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships, and superior quality fruit. For the past 8 years, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality.