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Russian Hill Estate Winery

Russian Hill Estate Winery Russian Hill Estate, a family owned and operated winery, is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Using the utmost care from vineyard to bottle, Russian Hill is dedicated to the production of world-class Pinot noir and Syrah. The key philosophy of the winery is to maintain the highest degree of excellence in viticultural and winemaking practices to allow wines to fully express the various vineyards that are their source. Edward Gomez and Ellen Mack established Russian Hill in 1997 after a two-year intensive search for the appropriate site. It was imperative that the land be capable of producing outstanding estate vineyards but also allow for construction of a winery. Only by having full control of both the vineyard and wine production, did the team at Russian Hill feel they could produce wines of the quality they envisioned. Russian Hill is located in an area of rolling green hills extensively planted to vineyards with views extending from the geysers of northern Sonoma County to the coastal mountains in the west and Mount St. Helena in the east. It is an idyllic location with many world class vineyards interspersed with romantic old hop kilns, prize-winning dairy farms, and lovely country roads that beckon to be explored. Russian Hill Estate is a 21 acre property that includes a stately house, called Tara by the locals, on the top of the hill. We have named our surrounding estate vineyard Tara Vineyard in its honor. The home, winery and vineyard together are being developed as a place of hospitality for our friends and visitors. With our new winery in place, plans are underway to convert the original winery building to use as a tasting room so that in the future Russian Hill will be open to the public and will be the site of special musical events.


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4525 Slusser Road, Russian River, CA, US, 95492 Email:
Phone: 707-575-9428 Web:
Fax: 707-575-9453
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A beautiful Chardonnay rich in the flavors of lemon, apple and pear with a creamy vanilla finish and subtle oak overtones. Reminiscent of a great Chablis, but packed with the fruit of a Russian River Valley wine, this crisp, refreshing Chardonnay will add elegance to any meal.
  Russian River Valley Ellen's Block Syrah
A wine with rich, intense flavors of plums and cassis, roasted coffee andchocolate intertwined with hints of earth and bacon fat. The nose hints of cherry and spice. This is a beautiful wine with elegance and concentration that we expect will age gracefully for many years. Owner Ellen Mack personally provides viticultural care of this vineyard block, making it the prize of Tara Vineyard.
  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
The 2002 vintage of our Russian River Valley Pinot noir has ripe cherry flavors and bright acidity. The mouth filling fruit is complemented by a hint of spice followed by a smooth finish. This robust Pino noir exemplifies the great wines of the Russian River Valley. A complex, well structured Pinot noir exemplifying the great wines of the Russian River Valley.
  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Estate
A bright, structured Pinot with deep red color and blue hues highlighted by great clarity. The flavors range from teaberry with a hint of cloves and Asian spices to black cherry and other fruits.
  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Leras Vineyard
A rich, fully extracted Pinot noir, loaded with the flavors of black cherries and blueberries interlaced with earthy nuances and complex spicy tones. Its vibrant, deep red color is a prelude to the expansive mouthfeel and long lingering finish to follow. A bold, full-bodied Pinot noir, expected to age well.
  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Tera Vineyard
A medium bodied Pinot with deep flavors of cherry, spice and red berries with beautiful smoky overtones. The nose is sensuous and the finish is long and smooth
  Russian River Valley Top Block Syrah
A wine with rich aromatics reminiscent of jasmine, honeysuckle, orange peel and white peach. On the palate, the wine is rich in flavors of plum, chocolate and lavendar. An aromatic wine that pairs beautifully with foods rich in flavor and spice.
  Russion River Valley Syrah
A dark intense Syrah with an abundance of plum and blueberry flavors with distinct tones of roasted coffee and spice. This is a wine with character, length and style that will evolve for many years.
  Russion River Valley Syrah
A deep indigo inky, higly viscous Syrah with firm tannins making it suitable for extensive ageing. A very black fruited wine, this Syrah has concentrated flavors and great power.
  Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This deep garnet Pinot noir greets you with rich, luscious aromas that are followed with flavors of dark cherry, cranberry and plum. As more levels are unveiled, hints of sassafras and earthy nuances are revealed.
  Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Meredith Vineyard
A weighty, rich Pinot noir with a hint of lavendar on the nose that is followed by bright red berry flavors. A touch of blueberry and spice are evident in the long, smooth finish.


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