Davis Family Vineyards
It's a Vine Life
At Davis Family Vineyards, we believe wine is an essential element in a rich and passionate life. In our quest for palatal perfection, our goal is for every wine to be a true, natural reflection of the vineyard from which it came, as well as the vintage in which it was grown.
Located in beautiful, sunny California only steps away from the Russian River.
Fax: (707) 433-3889
- Handcrafted wines from earth healthy farming.
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Estate Vineyards / AVA
The Soul Patch vineyard is on an eastern facing hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley, with vineyard rows running north to south. This positioning is important because it allows the vineyard to benefit from the gentle heat of the morning sun, while being shielded form the harsh afternoon sun. All of the vineyard rows running north to south ensures that all of the fruit gets equal exposure to the sun. The soil is Goldridge series, with very high amounts of volcanic ash. This adds a beautiful minerality to each vintage, one of the highlights of the amazing complexity from our estate vineyard.
Starr Ridge Vineyard
The Starr Ridge Vineyard, owned by our close friends the Baker Family, is the warmest of our Pinot Noir sites. Being north of the transition where the Russian River turns west toward the Pacific Ocean, it has a more diffused nature to the fog and reaches temperatures a couple of degrees above those of our own Soul Patch vineyard most days. It's a very slight difference but added up over the 240-day growing season, it is just enough to give a unique and luscious mid-palate and darker red fruits than the other two wines.
Horseshoe Blend Vineyard
The Horseshoe Bend Vineyard is our coolest and most coastal of the three Vineyard Designates. The vineyard sits at the summit of the ridgeline above the town of Occidental. At this elevation above 1000 feet, even with the cool ocean breezes, the vineyard gathers enough warmth to ripen these tiny Pinot clusters because it sits above the famous fog banks of the Russian River Valley below. Those oceans breezes also add to the flavor packed skins of the grapes by making them slightly thicker to protect against the winds; this character adds a unique structure and texture to the wine and adds a streak of earthiness and darker spices in most vintages.
This Green Valley expression of Pinot Noir is grown for us by the Dutton family, cornerstone growers in the Russian River Valley. Comprised of two neighboring blocks of Pommard and Dijon clones, half way between the coastline and our own Estate Soul Patch Vineyard, nestled on a slope directly east of the Russian River’s transition to the Ocean. This is one of the coolest climate sites in the Russian River Valley – creating mouthwatering acidity, exotic aromas, and a complex fruit profile centered around the signature blueberry notes Green Valley is known for.
Campbell Ranch Vineyard is located just west of the town of Annapolis in the Northern corner of the Sonoma Coast appellation. Site is everything to us – this vineyard is a premier example. The vineyard is perched at 1,000 ft elevation, above the fog, clouds and the Pacific coastline. The proximity to the ocean keeps the vineyard site extremely cool, yet the elevation ensures continuous sunshine on the vines. The soil is calcareous coastal sandstone and closely spaced vines are planted to multiple Dijon clones. All of these factors combined help deliver a beautiful Pinot Noir – bright acidity, balanced yet rich vibrant fruit and refined mouth coating tannins.