Pitts Home Ranch Vineyard:
A Russian River Valley Gem
2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Total Acres: 12
Planted to vine: 9
Pitts Home Ranch Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley AVA, is home to a diverse range of grape varietals, including Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir.
The Chardonnay grapes at Pitts Home Ranch Vineyard thrive in the region’s mineral-rich soil, resulting in a wine with a refined complexity and notes of crisp apple and vanilla. The aromatic Gewürztraminer grapes benefit from the perfect balance of sunlight and cool coastal breezes, producing a wine with distinct lychee and floral notes.
On the east side of the estate, the renowned Zinfandel grapes produce a bold and robust wine with dark fruit flavors and spicy, often peppery, undertones. Meanwhile, the world-famous Russian River Pinot Noir block on the south side of the vineyard is a harmonious symphony of bright red fruit, earthy notes, and a silky texture.
Discover the Agricultural Wonders of Willowside Vineyard
1792 Willowside Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Total Acres: 7
Planted to vine: 5
Willowside Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley, is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate the art of winemaking. This is the location of Harvest Moon’s Willowside Farm Tour Experience, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the estate’s exceptional agriculture.
The vineyard’s Petite Sirah grapes thrive in the region’s unique terroir, producing a wine with luscious dark fruit flavors, velvety tannins, and hints of spice. The estate’s Pinot Noir grapes yield a harmonious wine characterized by bright red fruit, earthy notes, and a smooth finish that leaves a lasting impression on the palate.
The Zinfandel grapes at Willowside Vineyard enjoy the perfect balance of sunlight and cool coastal breezes, resulting in a robust wine with rich dark fruit flavors, spicy undertones, and a bold character. Each of these varietals reflects the winemaker’s passion and expertise, who craft exceptional wines that embody the essence of the Russian River Valley’s agriculture.
Paradise Lane Vineyard:
A Historic Treasure in Winemaking
Total Acres: 5
Nestled in the heart of wine country, the Paradise Lane Vineyard is a remarkable home to Old Vine Zinfandel grapes, which are meticulously dry-farmed and were planted shortly after the end of Prohibition.
The old vine Zinfandel grapes at Paradise Lane Vineyard benefit from the region’s unique terroir and the vineyard’s sustainable dry-farming practices. The resulting wine is a true testament to the vineyard’s dedication to preserving the heritage of winemaking. The Zinfandel produced here boasts rich dark fruit flavors, spicy undertones, and a bold character that reflects the resilience and strength of the old vines.
These historic vines have weathered the test of time and continue to yield an exceptional wine that embodies the legacy of the Prohibition era. With each sip, wine lovers are transported back in time, experiencing the perseverance and passion that has gone into the cultivation of these cherished vines.