Ross Station Estate
Russian River Valley

The vineyard surrounds a historic Victorian home that was built in the late 1850’s by the Ross family who grew grapes, apples, and peaches on the property before it became a bustling stagecoach station from 1904 to 1984. Later restored by Paul Hobbs, the farmhouse overlooks chardonnay vines rooted in the coastal influenced Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley that is frequently blanketed by morning and evening fog providing moderating diurnal temperatures that bring an average daytime low of 44°F and high of 75°F.

Fog hovers over the vineyard in the early morning and evening. 

Site

7.5 planted acres with southern exposure and slopes up to 15 percent

Soil

goldridge fine sandy loam

Variety

chardonnay

Clonal selection

calera, hudson-wente, mt. eden