Terra Valentine produces a short list of white wines and a rosé to round out our portfolio. These crisp, aromatic wines are perfect for those hot summer nights and can also be enjoyed year round with lighter fare.
During our vineyard development on Spring Mountain, we identified some cooler microclimates that while not well-suited for red varietals, were just the right ingredients to grow white wine grapes. We opted to plant Riesling based on our love of aromatic white wines and the track record for Riesling in the Spring Mountain District. Not your typical sweet Riesling, ours is bone dry and more Alsatian in style. The rich aromatics of our Riesling are brought forth by cold fermentation in tank, followed by ageing in neutral French oak, 300L puncheons.
The grapes of Terra Valentine Viognier are sourced from the Sunny View Vineyard on Guerneville Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The small four acre vineyard was planted in 1999 and the viognier grapes enjoy cool fog that helps to retain the bright acidity and fresh aromatics in the wine. The grapes are harvested in early October and whole cluster pressed for cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. We have been working with this vineyard since 2005 and are excited to have this wine back with the 2016 vintage after a few years of not producing it.