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Fort Ross

15725 Meyers Grande Road
Jenner, CA 95450

Tasting:   Monday - Sunday 10 am -5 pm
Tasting fee charged
  Tours by Appointment
  Amazing ocean views from the foothilltop vineyards
Price Range:   $32 - $59
Established:   1994
Vineyards:   40 acres

Fort Ross Description

Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, Fort Ross Vineyards is one of the closest, if not the closest, vineyard to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard, visitors can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far below. Fort Ross’s high elevation above the coastal fog and its proximity to the ocean provide a gentle, sunny and temperate climate that has proved to be very favorable for the slow and even ripening of Burgundian varietals.

Fort Ross Vineyard is a “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard. The Tasting Room, designed in the vernacular of the rustic barns that dot Sonoma County, has a steep roof made from corrugated Corten steel oxidized to an earthy hue with three cupolas perched on the top. Adjoining the main building is a classic tall water tower that houses the stairs leading to the cellar below and the offices above. The shingles that cover the walls of the building are reddish brown and mirror the bark of the surrounding Madrone trees.

In front of the building is a long wooden pergola that is planted with heirloom climbing roses. The garden is filled with swaying grasses and the driveway travels around a circular stonewall that delineates a Botanical garden that is being planted with Proteas. From the Tasting Room there are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean framed by tall Redwood forests and golden meadows.

Fort Ross Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Pinot Noir
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites
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Beautiful Location
gentlemanjack45, Philadelphia
Beautiful location, the drive to the winery is worth the trip. the wines are above average, especially the Pinot Noir if the visit lacked anything the tasting room personnel could be more entertaining.

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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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