Nestled in the redwood trees of the Russian River Valley, Alana feels like a part of the forest around it. Working with its surroundings versus against, this vineyard is small but mighty and produces grapes of distinction. Alana is named after Bill’s youngest daughter and like Alana herself, these youthful vines are vibrant and full of energy.
Alana Vineyard: Location
20 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Alana sits above sea level in Green Valley, between the towns of Graton and Occidental. This ridge maintains a near perfect climate for grape growing with winding valleys that keep the fog in late and temperatures low. The sun peeks through in the afternoon to warm up the vines, giving the property a harmonious balance.
Alana Vineyard: History
Alana holds a special place in our hearts as it was the first vineyard in our portfolio built from the ground up after we purchased in 2008 and planted in 2010 (the year Alana was born!). It’s also our first venture into west Sonoma County, known for its rolling hills and mystical redwood forests.
Alana Vineyard: Terroir
With extreme temperature fluctuations sculpted by the path of thick fog, this natural air-conditioning allows fruit to ripen at a snail’s pace, developing full flavor and maturity over a long growing season.
Alana Vineyard: Chardonnay
2016 was the first vintage from our Alana Vineyard. This Chardonnay uses the heritage Wente clone that produces tiny clusters with intense concentration that has made our winemaking team giddy with excitement. We are all over the moon happy with the quality of this vineyard.
Alana Vineyard: Stats
AVA: Russian River Valley
Soils: Goldridge, fine sandy loam
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Clones: CH = Wente; PN = Swan, Calera, 943
Acres: 20 total; 5.5 planted
Alana Vineyard: Wine List
– Alana Single Vineyard Estate Chardonnay
– Cuvee Alana Pinot Noir
– Price Family Estates Pinot Noir
– Russian River Valley Pinot Noir