Walala comes from the Kashaya Pomo Indian saying, “where the water flows down,” a reference to the local Gualala River and nearby town of Gualala. Perched on a ridge along the California coast, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard resides in what is often referred to as the “true” Sonoma Coast AVA.
One Sky Vineyard
It’s safe to say One Sky is one of our more beautiful properties, nestled on the top of the rural Sonoma Mountain. This unique site is unusually high for Pinot Noir and Chardonnays, lending itself to layered, multi-dimensional wines. The name One Sky comes from its elevated perspective of San Francisco all the way to the coast of Sonoma, epitomizing that we all live under one sky.
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.
The pedigree of Three Sticks begins not in the glass, nor even in the cellar. Instead, it begins in the rocky, volcanic soils of Durell, one of the most diverse and prized vineyards in Sonoma Valley. Planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this rolling 610-acre parcel spans the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast and Carneros AVAs, and is the birthplace of Three Sticks Wines.
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
Acquired by Bill Price in January of 2013, our 406-acre Gap’s Crown Vineyard has become one of the most iconic vineyards of the Sonoma Coast, consistently producing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of distinction. Located on the western slope of Sonoma Mountain known as the Petaluma Gap, this unique site allows for near-perfect ripening conditions with a combination of wind and fog that is almost always present.
William James Vineyard
William James is located in Gravenstein – the heart of Sonoma County’s apple country. For the uninitiated, part of Sonoma County’s history is rooted in the belief that where apples thrived, grapes would too. Lucky for us, folklore has proven right.
Russian River Valley
This meandering AVA is sculpted by the path of the thick, cooling fog that flows up the Russian River and through the Petaluma Gap daily. The fog ebbs and flows nearly every day – often lowering the temperature by up to 40 degrees from the daytime high, then retreating back to the ocean by mid-morning. Particularly perfect for Pinot Noir, this natural air-conditioning allows the fruit to ripen at a snail’s pace, developing full flavor maturity over a long (long!) growing season while retaining bright natural acidity. The combination of its prized Goldridge sandy-loam soils and climate create quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot Noir terroir.
Producing world-class chardonnay and pinot noir from exceptional estate vineyards and celebrating the bounty of Sonoma County, one glass at a time.