Green Valley Wine

 

The Green Valley AVA is in the west corner of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, in California’s North Coast. Due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, it’s prone to dense fog and cool temperatures, but these factors ensure a long growing season with balanced acidity and proper ripening in the grapes. 
 
Green Valley shares much of its early history with other parts of Sonoma and Russian River. Early plantings began in the mid 1800s with the first settlers, a fruitful period of wine-making into the 20th century, then a near collapse due to Phylloxera, the Prohibition and the Great Depression when most wineries were forced to shut down and pursue other crops. 
 
Then a period of regrowth finally took hold starting in the 1960s and 70s with wineries established by the Dutton family, Sterling family and Rodney Strong (Iron Horse). 
 
The region is known for its sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with still wines also Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Green Valley View all

  • O'Connor Vineyards

    O'Connor Vineyards is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery. Our Pinot Noir comes entirely...

  • Salinia

    Salinia is a family business that is owned and operated by Kevin and Jennifer Kelley. We were b...

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine tasting/networking event for our under 30 professional staff who invite colleagues from other businesses around town - mainly young CPA's in US terms/lawyers/engineers/architects etc.  we had James Evers the Chief Winemaker from Nepenthe Wines from the Adelaide Hills and we ... Read More

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  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our neighbors Debbie and Rick.  They brought over two bottles, a Napa Merlot (2014 Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards) and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2015 Twomey Pinot Noir).  We started with that Trump Blanc de Blanc that was given to us last month (I didn't like it muc... Read More

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  • Rodney Strong Reserve Malbec Sonoma County 2013

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    Full fruit aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry, soft clay and bold spice. Rich dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry on the palate, a bit of medicine adding some complexity and sliding towards a mineral earth towards the finish that ends with perky tannins and smoky dark chocolate. Read More

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  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn Napa Valley has lots of Kenefick Ranch fruit in it and sports a darker fruit profile. The Moulds was more juicy on pnp and by day three was taking on some secondary aromas of licorice and cedar. Is more approachable at this dapte. The Napa has shut down so if you open ... Read More

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  • Unlimited Pours of 7 Wines with DinnerRegister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prix-fixe-dinner-with-wine-pairing-at-capital-grille-wall-street-tickets-26760183429Wine Lovers of NYC is excited to offer a great wine and food pairing at the Capital Grille Wall Street on August 9. For $90 (tax and gratuity included) you will have a prix-fixe meal (... Read More

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  • (Updated to add a couple pics)Another great day in the Willamette Valley!Nothing like starting the day (10 am) with a tasting appointment at Patricia Green.  Started off with a really good '15 Estate Sauv Blanc, more of the dried pineapple, lemon and lime profile, none of the grapefruit. We then moved on to five different pinots spanning three d... Read More

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  • This one caught my eye. Not pinot noir, but gamay a la Loire via Oregon and Ian Cauble. Color me interested... Leah Jorgensen Cellars, Tour Rain, Red Blend Oregon 2014 Just when the same old stand-by classics prompt us to yawn in boredom, an interesting wine of such purity, personality and historic roots comes along to throttle our se... Read More

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  • Little known by most wine consumers, Saint Bris is an unusual wine that seems to break the rules of tradition in Bourgogne. Most Bourgogne lovers are seduced by the beauty of barrel fermented Chardonnay from the finer AOPs of Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet. Or the legendary Pinot Noirs of Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle M... Read More

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  • Iron Horse Vineyards Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010

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    Enjoyable bubbles from Russian River's Iron Horse. Crisp, lemon pith, good acidity, some nice biscuity/yeasty flavor and a fairly long finish. One thing a bit different is a very noticeable saltiness that comes out on the finish, not bad, just different. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Weibel Family Gh Green Hungarian NV

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    I experenced this wine in the 70's paired with a swedish meal of pork and it was amazing. I was shocked when Weibel stopped making it and the winery moved from my home town. Crisp, light, sweet, it is truly delicious. Read More

    Wine review by RhonnaM


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