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Eric Ross Winery

14300 Arnold Drive
Glenn Ellen, CA 95442
707-939-8525

Tasting:   Open 11 to 5 pm Thursday to Monday
Tasting fee $5 credited with purchase
Price Range:   $18 to $35 per bottle
Established:   1994
Production:
  2500 cases

Eric Ross Winery Description

Set just off of Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen, CA, Eric Ross Winery produces some spectacular wines for such a small winery. Founded in 1994 by two San Francisco newspaper photographers, Eric Luse and John Ross Storey, the Winery is committed to producing wines with big personalities and heartfelt passions.

“Sonoma’s long, cool growing season keeps the vines temperate, yet there’s plenty of sun to ripen," Eric explains. "The cool-down at night prevents acids in the skins from dissipating into the air. Grapes ripen slowly, and what we’re getting is a fruit of great concentration".

The wine making is hands on and deliberate. The Old Vine Zinfandel starts with fermentation in open-topped redwood tanks, punched down by hand twice daily. After pressing, the wine is transferred to American and French oak casks for 18 months prior to bottling.

The offerings include memorable Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as a Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. The storefront tasting room is laid-back, casual, and dog friendly. Eric Ross Winery is proof that even the little guys can still make some extraordinary wine. 

Eric Ross Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Dog Friendly
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Gift Shop
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Eric Ross Winery Reviews

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Friendly and comfortable
Stevie123, San Diego
Very cozy and friendly winery. Great wine and nice staff.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
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Relaxed spot
SBStacey, Santa Barbara
For just a one room shop, Eric Ross Winery showcases some very nice wines. I especially liked their Pinots. The place is dog friendly too, which is a nice treat for those with vacationing pets. Their wines were moderately priced, and could've been priced a lot higher, since they only produce a limited quantity every year. Nice, cool tasting room to visit on a hot summer's day in Sonoma.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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