Ellen Lane Estate
Russian River Valley

A hidden site that was discovered near Forestville in the Green Valley area, within the Russian River Valley appellation, is prized for growing complex chardonnay. The site’s unique topography creates 2-30 degree slopes that resembles an amphitheater and generates a distinct microclimate where cool air can be retained during the warmer months.

Amphitheater shaped vineyard that retains warmth from the afternoon sun and cool air in the evening.

Site

5.4 acres situated on a southwest facing hillside

Soil

blucher & josephine soil series that includes gravel and clay loam

Variety

chardonnay

Clonal selection

hudson-wente, hyde-wente