Ritchie Vineyard, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is widely renowned for producing some of the finest Chardonnay wines in California.
The vineyard has been carefully tended by Kent Ritchie for over four decades, who has been dedicated to cultivating the unique terroir of the site. The vineyard was first planted in 1972 and sits on a northwest-facing hillside, featuring old vines nestled amidst the rolling hills of the region. The soil at the Ritchie vineyard is a unique blend of sandy Goldridge soils from an ancient seabed, volcanic ash deposits and pockets of tufa rocks, and sloping benchlands leading into the Russian River. This combination creates a terroir that is highly sought-after, resulting in wines that are known for their intensity, natural acidity, and complexity.