The Rued family have deep ties to Sonoma County and the wine industry for many years. It all started in 1876 when Henry Rued left his vineyards in Switzerland and moved to Northern California to grow grapes for Beringer Brothers in Napa. In 1882, Henry purchased his own land and began his vineyard. These acres were passed down and more were acquired. The family currently has 160 acres of land in Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and the Russian River Valley where they grow 6 varietals of grapes.
Richard and Dee Rued, and their sons Steve and Tom, continued with the family business. Steve and his lovely wife Sonia met in 1993 while both working at Dry Creek Vineyard. Throughout the years, Steve has worked as a winemaker at Kenwood Vineyards, Valley of the Moon, and Rutherford Wine Company. Sonia has held enologist and winemaking positions at Carment and Seghesio Vineyards. In 2000, they created the first vintage of Rued wines. With their combined experience, the wine they produce is high quality at a more affordable price point.
The family knew that they needed a winery and tasting room in order to introduce the public to their collection of wines. In 2006, the family finished construction on their winery and tasting room nestled into the vineyards of Dry Creek. The wine comes full circle at this location and gives visitors a taste of the wine making process. The winery is the perfect spot for a picnic or to get the Sonoma County experience. The family hosts many events including barrel tasting and barbecues. Come visit and taste the Rued family’s passion for wine!
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