DeLoach Vineyards: Russian River Valley’s Finest

DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River's Finest

It’s early. 9am on a Monday. Driving up from Napa to Russian River Valley it occurs to me how much I love coming to this part of Wine Country. The weather is a little overcast and the drive beyond smooth.  The trip from Napa to DeLoach Vineyards is just over an hour.

The Russian River begins at the northernmost point near Willits in Northern California (2.5 hours north of San Francisco)It flows parallel to Hwy 101. It then takes a sharp turn to the coast near Healdsburg and empties in the ocean at Jenner.

DeLoach Vineyards: Russian River Valley's Finest
The extent of the Russian River from start to finish in Northern California.

De Loach is in the Russian River AVA. Founded in 1983, the Russian River Valley AVA today holds over 15,000 acres of vineyard. The climate of the region is particularly cool. This effect comes from the coast in the way of fog and wind. Known for growing great wine from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel grapes. They thrive in places with Diurnal shifts. These shifts are significant temperature fluctuations. While it can be hot during the day, the shifts can take the temperatures down and keep them there longer. Part of the beauty of being so close to the Sonoma Coast.

Blue sky, wild flora and green vineyards

DeLoach Vineyards has a signigicant place in California wine history. It was one of the first wineries in the Russian River Valley. Started in 1975 by Cecil and Christine DeLoach. They were the first to plant Pinot Noir on Olivet Road. Also first to use the RRV designation on their winery labels.

In 2003 French Vintners of the Boisset Family Estates purchased the property. It was then the work for the Boisset’s began in Northern California. With a focus on biodynamic and organic farming practices, Boisset honored the DeLoach tradition. They also took it a step further. See other properties owned by the Boisset’s.

Signature sips at the lovely DeLoach Vineyards, photo by Kelly Mitchell, The Wine Siren

Imagine a French Country Home tucked away and surrounded by vineyards of the most meticulous nature. Organic, and biodynamic producer DeLoach Vineyards has taken style and taste and combined it into one remarkable example in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. There are goats and chickens, a stunning garden of extraordinary flowers. And of course the vineyards. It’s a quiet and picturesque destination, sure to take the edge off the day and give you a relaxing, memorable experience.

4 bunchs of purple grapes on the vine
Pinot noir grapes thriving in the summer at DeLoach
DeLoach Vineyards: Russian River Valley's Finest
Cow horn used in biodynamic growing
DeLoach Vineyards: Russian River Valley's Finest
Goats and chickens are part of the animals you'll see on property

I’m sitting down with assistant winemaker Katie Cochrane and talking about her experience at DeLoach. She’s been here since 2006 and was born and raised in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. (See Video). They’re famous for their organic and biodynamic approach to winegrowing.

It’s a quiet getaway from the masses and a stunning exploration of Sonoma County wine. This beautiful tasting room has luxurious outdoor seating under umbrellas so you can sip your afternoon away. Breathtaking vistas and views of mountains and hilltops dot the horizon. All this in the Russian River Valley.

Contact Wine Paths Travel to make this your next wine country destination.

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An incredible indulgence and the ultimate experience.

It’s in my neighborhood. Two miles away door to door. Why do I find myself returning again and again? Because this is one of the most stunning destinations in Carneros and Napa Valley. Stunning in both taste and views.

The skies, the ultimate blue, the vineyard hills throughout the landscape. It’s a breathtaking pinch yourself situation no matter how often you visit.

The team is so welcoming and the sparkling wine is world class and made sustainably. If you’re ready to step up your sparkling wine game this is where you need to be.

The wines tasted:

2016 Estate Brut Cuvée (late disgorge) ripe pear, white flowers, creamy, beautiful structure.
2019 Brut Rosé Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, incredible well poised, citrus, red berries, almonds and floral notes
2015 Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs Tête de Cuvée The dream. A signature must taste from the most prized blocks of Chardonnay. Evocative of citrus curd, pie crust, a nuance of ginger and tart lemon. I could drink this all day every day!
2017 Ultra Brut Tropical fruit, lime, lemon zest, crisp, lovely palate and exquisite finish.

The ultimate indulgence, featuring three of Tsar Nicoulai’s finest caviars:
Classic, Select, and Golden Reserve
Served with potato chips, toast points, and Cowgirl Creamery crème fraîche.

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