CLONES: Old Wente
SOIL: Sandy Goldridge mixed with deposits of volcanic ash
YIELD: 2.5 tons/acre
GROWER: Kent Ritchie
Kent Ritchie's vineyard is widely recognized as one of the best Chardonnay vineyards in California. Coastal breezes and cool morning fog—combined with the unique soil profile of Goldridge, small pebbles and a layer of volcanic ash—allow this vineyard to showcase grapes of rare intensity and complexity. Since its birth in 1972, Kent Ritchie has been delicately farming his vineyard with passion and pride.
Russian River Valley