From Land to Cellar
The wines produced by the Rued family begin with boots; boots on ground in vineyards that are tended directly by the family. Patriarch Richard and son Tom together look after and farm their Home Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley as well as leased vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley.
Dry Creek Valley Home Vineyard: (70 Acres) Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
Alexander Valley: (30 acres) Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay
Russian River Valley: (60 Acres) Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
The Rued family farms far more acres of grapes than they use in their small production of wines. The large selection of grapes at their disposal allow them to evaluate each vineyard block by block to determine which grapes are best suited to the style of wines they want to produce for their own label. The remainder of their harvest is sold to other local winemakers.
Finished in 2006, the Rued family’s winery in Dry Creek Valley provides them with complete control over the winemaking process. Together, Steve and Sonia Rued craft wines that first and foremost are true to the vineyard the grapes were grown in. This effort to faithfully interpret the land is testament to the family’s history of working the ground as a their primary vocation.