River Ranch – Kristen’s Block
In 2003 our family made our first land purchase in the Alexander Valley since the mid 1960’s— we acquired our River Ranch, an already established vineyard, along River Road in Geyserville. After selling grapes from this property for almost 10 years, we finally produced our first wine from it; 2012 River Ranch Sauvignon Blanc. It is easy to see why we named it The River Ranch. Not only is it located on River Road, but it looks right out to the Russian River.
Kristen’s Block sits right outside of the house Bret and Kristen lived in when they were first married. It’s the second vineyard block up from the Russian River and is the transition point between Yolo Sandy Loam to Yolo Gravelly Loam. This transition of soils and the mixture of both the Musque Clone and Clone 1 made Kristen’s Block the ideal site to produce our first Sauvignon Blanc.