Russian River Wine Tasting
Wines from Russian River area deserve to be in the list of some of the favorite wines. The wines produced here are truly amazing and enjoy a distinctive flavor. Wine lovers love to be a part of Russian River wine tasting tour and enjoy the exotic taste. As part of a wine tasting tour, wine lovers enjoy hopping from one tasteroom to another across amazing vineyards that sprawls in vast areas. Watching the Russian River meandering through the area is a wonderful experience. The wineries located in this area enjoys a vast history. They are committed to produce some of the exclusive wines.
As the name suggests, the Russian River valley region runs along the famous Russian River. This place is almost an hour’s distance from San Francisco, located adjacent to the 101 highway. As one goes along the Russian River, several vineyards are found amidst the rolling hills swathed in olive orchard, vineyards and oak trees. There are a lot of areas that are perfect for a family picnic. While enjoying with the family members, the elders can also enjoy local wines that are truly remarkable. It is lovely enjoying scenic views all around while sitting under the oak tree. Verdant vineyards can be seen as far as your eyes can see. Cheese, freshly baked bread and a glass of favorite wine makes the day special and memorable. Nothing could be better than this….
The name of this area comes from the first batch of Russian immigrants who came here for hunting sea otters in the early 1800s and later settled here. The next half century witnessed a number of wineries coming up in the area. There was a time when due to prohibition, strict regulations were imposed on the production of wine. As a result, many wineries had to close down. Later with the 18thAmendment being repealed, the wine production started once again.
There are almost 100 wineries extending over an area of more than 15,000 acres. Wine lovers coming on wine tasting tours to this area must look for large wineries, but at the same time, they must add a couple of small “mom and pop” wineries where they may come across some fantastic wines. The vineyard owners of this area are quite passionate about wine making and they put in a lot of hard work, producing high quality wines. There are many tasting rooms in this region that offers a comprehensive range of wines produced in the area. Some of the most spectacular finds are also available at reasonable rates. Enjoying wine tours has become quite trendy these days.
Since, this area has wineries in different sizes, a great versatility is also seen in the wines that are produced here. Many wineries organize different events from time to time that attracts a large number of wine lovers. They not only get to enjoy premium quality wines, but also enjoy many fun filled activities along with their families. Moreover, every winery has something different to offer which is perfect for every palate.