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The Redwood Valley AVA is a subregion of Mendocino in California’s North Coast. The region benefits from higher ridges and cooler temperatures than other parts of Mendocino, with the picturesque Russian River running through it. It also has its own distinct soil types, characterized by intense red color, alluvial clay and loam. All of these features make it an ideal location for grape-growing, allowing for a long growing season and desirable balance in the wines. 

Early settlers first began to plant vineyards in the 1870s. By the end of the century, the wines had garnered a significant reputation and had attracted many wine-makers. Unfortunately, as with most nearby regions, Phylloxera and the Prohibition presented a double-whammy effect that forced many wineries to shut down and pursue other crops. 
 
The Lolonis family was one of the first to emerge from this period to replant and redirect wine production, and by the 1950s, more than 4000 acres of land were devoted to vineyards Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Redwood Valley View all

  • Lolonis Winery

    Welcome to Lolonis Winery! For over 20 years our family has been producing handcrafted, organical...

  • Silversmith Vineyards

    Tom Johnson Managing Partner A member of the fourth generation of his family to farm in Mendocin...

  • Naughty Boy Vineyard

    Located in a lush and isolated valley, Naughty Boy Vineyards is a 6 acre vineyard where the entir...

  • Claudia Springs Winery

    Claudia Springs Winery was founded in 1989 by Bob and Claudia Klindt in the picturesque Anderson ...

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Redwood Valley on Snooth

  • Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • "OT, do you drink Gallo?"Yep, I do, as do many here. Gallo brands are far reaching. Look what's on my countertop right now... Frei Bros is a Gallo brand, so is Louis Martini. That Rancho Zabaco that EMark drank the other night, you guessed it, Gallo brand. They are a huge operation that produces a lot of pedestrian wine. They also make wines on ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • Redwood Creek W Zin

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    I love redwood creek white zinfandel. Live in utah and cant find it anymore. Is it available Read More

    Wine review by lease


  • Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2006

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    Good Wine, aged well, really nice table wine. Fairly smooth with a good finish. Read More

    Wine review by vanir


  • Redwood Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2011

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    This wine is an excellent companion with whom I share Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic at home on Friday nights, with my beloved. Read More

    Wine review by WHMastin Jr


  • Ledson Winery & Vineyards Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2007

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    Applewood bacon notes. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Redwood Vintners Redwood Vineyards Pinot Noir

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    Super smooth. Surprisingly sweet Read More

    Wine review by proagg


  • Orsianna Sauvignon Blanc Redwood Valley 2010

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    Good warm weather wine Read More

    Wine review by dennisseaman


  • Edmeades Winery Zinfandel Mendocino County Piffero 2009

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    Matte on the nose with hints of oily seed over spiced plum fruit. Plump in the mouth, with lovely, fresh if abundant tannins that lend this a firmness in the mouth. The macerated black cherry fruit is framed with hints of earth and just a faint edge of herbs. Theres plenty of juicy black fruit on the moderately long finish. Nicely done, if a to... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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