The Calling sources fruit from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County appellations best-suited to their respective varieties. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is sourced from the Russian River Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. The wines reflect the quality and character of these vineyards, exhibiting elegance and complexity from the first aroma to the lingering finish.
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLLY
Within the famed Russian River Valley, Dutton Ranch vineyards are composed of 1,100 acres of premium vineyards providing complexity and structure for our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.
This world famous area is surrounded by hills that block the coastal fog, keeping the region warm. This climate, combined with well-drained, gravelly soils, produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes available in California.
DUTTON RANCH VINEYARDS
Dutton Ranch is composed of 1,100 acres of premium Sonoma County appellation vineyards. Fruit for this vintage was sourced from three locations within Dutton Ranch’s Russian River Valley appellation, each vineyard contributing critical, unique aspects of the complexity of the resulting wine. Gail Ann Vineyard, located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley, contributes ripe tropical elements to the 2010 vintage. The Mill Station Vineyard is one of the coolest spots in Russian River and lends a strong minerality and structural backbone. Dutton Hill is a rolling hill in another cool region of the valley with sandy, well-drained soil for additional complexity and structure.
The Jewell Vineyard is located on Dutton Ranch in the exceptionally cool Green Valley sub-appellation of Russian River. Originally planted in 1986, this 7-acre vineyard sits adjacent to an organic heirloom apple orchard. Chardonnay Clone 108 is grown here on fine, sandy loam soil upon rolling hills near the West Sonoma County community of Graton.
FOX DEN VINEYARDS
Fox Den Vineyards sits on the Western boundary of the Green Valley AVA in the Russian River Valley near the town of Occidental. The micro climate- 12 miles from the coast- has moderate daytime temperatures, cool nights, and early morning fog, resulting in a very long growing season and ideal conditions for Pinot. These unique conditions give the grapes the right balance at ripeness with good sugar levels, ripe tannins and high acid. The result is very dense and complex Pinot Noirs.
RIO LAGO VINEYARD
Rio Lago Vineyard in the Alexander Valley sits above the valley floor alongside nearly 700 feet of Russian River frontage. The Alexander Valley’s surrounding hillsides block the coastal fogs that cover much of Sonoma County on summer mornings, allowing this vineyard to keep a little warmer than some of the neighboring appellations. However, gentle coastal breezes manage to find their way between the hillsides to cool the region in the evening. This climate, combined with well-drained, gravelly soils help the region produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon varietal grapes available.