"Today the Russian River Valley is one of the most prestigious wine regions in California blessed with a reputation for food, wine and Wine Country life style that echoes around the world."
"For generations, the Russian River Valley has attracted artisans with its quiet beauty, where hard work next to nature nourishes their souls. As you visit the vineyards, wineries and studios along the back roads of Russian River Valley, we invite you to be inspired by the artists who call this beautiful place home.
Around the corner from a vineyard where a grape grower tends the vines, you will find potters creating bowls and vases to decorate the table. Nearby a hillside pinot planting, cheese makers round up their goats and cows for milking, while bakers knead their dough into rounds and pop them into wood ovens to create loaves of crusty bread. Next to a block of Chardonay vines, a beekeeper sets up his stand of honey flavored by the blossoms of apples, lavender and blackberries as he followed the flowering season, alongside him is a sculptor who's transformed scrap metal into whimsical works of art. Down the road, a winemaker crafts his expression of a vineyard in a small bottling he labels by hand, and a farmer tends his vegetable gardens, selling the produce at the downtown farmer's market. Painters sit by the roadside with their easels, capturing the changing light at the sunset over an ancient zinfandel planting. As night falls, budding singers and dancers, take on the roles of their dreams at the local theater, and chefs pair seasonal menus with delicious Russian River wines."