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Ellen Lane Estate
Russian River Valley

This Russian River Valley vineyard is prized for growing complex chardonnay fruit. Previously known as Walker Station Vineyard, the newly replanted vineyard has five and a half hillside acres, which are situated on top of the Franciscan fault line.

Clones Old Wente, small cluster selection

Planted 1972 replanted 2007

Owner/Manager Paul Hobbs Winery

Site 5.5 hillside acres, situated on top of the Franciscan fault line

Soil Blucher & Josephine soils; gravelly, clay loam

Climate The Russian River Valley climate is defined by its proximity to the ocean, and is bordered by the Russian River and the Mayacamas mountains. Coastal breezes bring cooling fog through the Petaluma wind gap in the morning and evening, balancing the afternoon heat enjoyed in this appellation. This temperature differential creates excellent conditions to grow chardonnay and pinot noir.

“This Russian River Valley vineyard is prized for growing complex chardonnay fruit. The vines are situated on top of the Franciscan fault line and are south facing with ideal sun exposure.”