This giclee print by artist kerne Erickson depicts the undulating vineyards along Westside Road in the Russian River Valley AVA which is located in Sonoma County north of San Francisco. The Russian River Valley AVA accounts for about one-sixth of the total planted vineyard acreage in Sonoma County. Granted AVA status in 1983, the Russian River Valley has a characteristically cool climate, heavily affected by fog generated by the valley's proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The geography of the Russian River Valley was shaped millions of years ago by collisions between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and eruptions by volcanic vents that deposited volcanic ash over layers of eroded bedrock. This created sandstone of loam known as "Goldridge soil" Although this area is known for cool climate varietals notably Pinot noir and Chardonnay, there are other varieties that do well in this region: Alicante Bouschet, Arneis, Barbera, Black Muscat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo nero, Carignane, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Cinsault, Dolcetto, Early Burgundy, Freisa, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Malbec, Mammolo, Marsanne, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Pinotage, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Trousseau gris, Viognier and Zinfandel.
Wineries & vineyards include: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, J Rochioli Vineyards & Winery, Williams Selyem Winery, Russian River Vineyards, Arista Winery, Matrix Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Holdredge Wines, Ramey Wine Cellars, Wine Road, Acorn Winery, J Vineyards & Winery, Moshin Vineyards, Porter Creek Vineyards, C Donatiello Winery, Hartford Family Winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Alquimista Cellars, Ancient Oak Cellars, Bacigalupi Vineyards, Bailarin Cellars, Balletto Vineyards, Bruliam Wines, Bucher Wines, Camlow Cellars, Camlow Cellars, Campana Ranch Winery, Cartograph Wines, Char Vale Winery, Chenoweth Wines, Christopher Creek Winery, Cleary Ranch Vineyards & Winery, Croix Estate, D & L Carinalli Vineyards, Davis Bynum Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Dehlinger Winery, DeLoach Vineyards, Domaine Della, DRNK Wines, Dutton Estate Winery/Sebastopol Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Ektimo Vineyards, Emeritus Vineyards, Enriquez Estate Wines, EnRoute Winery, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Furthermore Wines, George Wine Company, Germone Hill Vineyard, Gold Ridge Vineyards, Gordian Knot Winery, Graton Ridge Cellars, Hartford Family Winery, Harvest Moon Estate & Winery, Holdredge Wines, Hook & Ladder Vineyards and Winery, Inman Family Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards, J Cage Cellars, J Vineyards & Winery, J. Rochioli Vineyards, James Family Cellars, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Joseph Swan Vineyards, Kanzler Family Vineyards, Kistler Vineyards, Kobler Estate Winery, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Kosta Browne Winery, La Crema Winery, La Follette Wines, Landmark Vineyards, Lando Wines, Lynmar Estate, MacPhail Family Wines, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery, Martin Ray Winery, Martinelli Vineyards & Winery, Matrix Winery, Medlock Ames, Merriam Vineyards, Patz & Hall Wine Co., MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Gallo Family Vineyards, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Forchini Vineyards & Winery, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery, David Bruce Winery, Inc., Tremani Vineyards, The Rubin Family of Wine, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards &Winery, Siduri Wines and Paul Hobbs Winery.
*Please note: The paper print dimensions include a .25" border on all 4 sides within the final size of the print. The canvas prints have an additional 1.875" canvas border on all 4 sides for stretching. The watermark on the thumbnail will not be on the final print.
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