Inspired by the majesty of the wild Sonoma Coast, Proprietors Linda and Lester Schwartz founded Fort Ross Vineyard in 1994 when they began preparing to plant the grassland at the top of a steep, windswept coastal ridge. Planting with their small crew began in 1998, marking 2018 as a celebration of 20 years. Located in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, the picturesque 52-acres vineyard is just one mile from the water’s edge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The single Estate vineyard is a necklace of 32 small mountain blocks that rise in elevation from 1200 to 1700 feet above sea level. With Jeff Pisoni at the winemaking helm, Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery crafts cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinotage with a purity and elegance that reflects the challenges of this extreme site through minimal winemaking intervention and dedicated micro-farming practices.
15725 Meyers Grade Road, Jenner, CA 95450