Redwood Valley Wine

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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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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Redwood Valley View all

  • Naughty Boy Vineyard

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

  • Silversmith Vineyards

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

  • Elizabeth Vineyards

    Redwood Valley covers about 35 square miles and its wineries and vineyards produce premium to ult...

  • Lolonis Winery

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

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Redwood Valley on Snooth

  • "Napa Valley Wine & Cigar"I had my first taste of Campesino from them! Now Macario is a customer of mine as well as I being one of his. "Backyard's looking good, OT!"Thanks, we're real close to being done for this project and others. Finished the storage yesterday and put a smooth redwood cap on top of the railing Saturday. Read More

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  • Redwood Creek Mendoza Malbec 2011

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    Elegantly spiced fruits on the palate, inky purplish tones for color and satiny soft mouthfeel. The aromas are still fresh and slightly alcoholic, but there are hints of cherry and blackberry. Flavors may include watermelon sweetness right at first, with emerging spice and earthy tones. Great bang for the buck!! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Redwood Creek Merlot 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Joyjoy123


  • Redwood Creek Cab NV

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    Enjoying on a warm summer day....very fresh and fruit forward. The alcohol is superbly well hidden and smooth from start to finish! Ripe, rich cherry and blackberry is complimented by a hint of licorice on the finish! Highly recommended and will buy again...especially at $8/bottle Canadian! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Fruit fom Anapolis out in the True takes 2-1/2 hrs to get to Santa Rosa. Alder ... ... to SR from Sutter Creek, Redwood Valley and Santa Barbara. Halcon fruit is a 4hr truck ride from the winery. Adam trucks his fruit down from Oregon and up from SLH. Bedrock from Lodi to Sonoma. It happens all the time with most wineries.&nbs Read More

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  • Redwood Creek 08 Cabernet Sauvignon California Cabernet Sauvignon New World 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio 2012

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    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

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  • 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


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