All of our wines are produced entirely from estate grown fruit. This ensures that each bottling possesses the intense complex flavors and minerality specific to our unique terroir. We grow three varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were first harvested in 2000. Pinotage was first harvested in 2001.
Grapes are picked for flavors and physiological ripeness, not just by the numbers. Sometimes single blocks are harvested several times so that only those grapes with the desired flavor components are selected.
All Fort Ross Vineyard wines are handcrafted. We endeavor to marry the truest expressions of the different clones into distinct wines that best reflect their component flavor profiles. Barrel selection plays a very important role in our winemaking and blending decisions. The objective is always to create wines that reveal their fruit, with structure, balance and finesse.
With rare exceptions our wines are unfined and unfiltered.
For more information on past and current releases, please click the vintage below.
|Pinot Noir Reserve||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2007||2009|
|Pinot Noir: Bicentennial||2010|
|Pinot Noir: Sea Slopes||2004||2006||2009||2010||2011|
|Pinot Noir: Symposium||2002||2003||2006||2007||2009|
|Rosé of Pinot Noir||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2012|