Why you'd want to live in Russian River
A special place to grow grapes, to make wine, to live or to visit. The Russian River Valley is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Sonoma County. Centered on the Russian River, the Russian River Valley AVA accounts for about one-sixth of the total planted vineyard acreage in Sonoma County. The area generally lies between Sebastopol with Santa Rosa to the south and Forestville and Healdsburg to the north. The Russian River Valley has a characteristically cool climate, heavily affected by fog generated by the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The area is known for its success with cool climate varietals, notably Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.