ABOUT THE RUSSIAN RIVER

The Russian River, a southward-flowing river, drains 1,485 square miles of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California. It is the second-largest river (after the Sacramento River) flowing through the nine-county Greater San Francisco Bay Area, with a mainstem 110 miles long.

The Russian River springs from the Laughlin Range about 5 miles east of Willits in Mendocino County. It flows generally southward to join the East Fork Russian River just below Lake Mendocino.

From there the Russian River flows south, past Ukiah and Hopland, and crosses into Sonoma County just north of Cloverdale. Closely paralleled by U.S. Route 101, it descends into the Alexander Valley. After it makes a series of sweeping bends, the river turns westward, where it is spanned by the Wohler Bridge, and it is joined by Mark West Creek north of Forestville, followed by Green Valley Creek to the south. The river passes Rio Nido and Guerneville. In that area, State Route 116 parallels the river, bordering it past Guernewood Park and Monte Rio.

Highway 1 crosses over the river before it flows into the Pacific Ocean between Jenner and Goat Rock Beach. The Russian River estuary is recognized for protection by the California Bays and Estuaries Policy. The mouth is about 60 miles north of the San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate bridge.

The lower Russian River is a popular spring, summer, and fall destination for navigation and recreation. It is very safe at that time for swimming and boating, with a gentle current. The river can be dangerous in the winter, with swift current and muddy water.

Complete details on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_River_(California)

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Russian River Inns: Wine Tasting Passport

Guests of all Russian River Inns are offered complimentary wine tasting at the following Select Premium Wineries.

Balletto Vineyards
5700 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-568-2455
www.ballettovineyards.com

Battaglini Estate Winery
2948 Piner Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-578-4091 By appointment only
www.battagliniwines.com

Benovia
3339 Hartman Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-526-4441 By appointment only
www.benoviawinery.com

DeLoach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Rd., Santa Rosa
707-526-9111
www.deloachvineyards.com

Foppiano Vineyards
12707 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg 95448
707-433-7272
www.foppiano.com

Gracianna Winery
6914 Westside Rd, Healdsburg
707-486-3771
www.gracianna.net

Hanna Winery
5353 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-575-3371
www.hannawinery.com

Hartford Family Winery Tasting Room
8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-8030
www.hartfordwines.com

Harvest Moon Estate & Winery
2192 Olivet Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-573-8711
www.harvestmoonwinery.com

Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Rd., Guerneville 95446
707-824-7000
www.korbel.com

Martin Ray Winery
2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa
707-823-2404
www.martinraywinery.com

Martinelli Winery
3360 River Rd, Windsor
800-346-1627
www.martinelliwinery.com

Merry Edwards Winery
2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol 95472
707-823-7466 By appointment only
www.merryedwards.com

Moshin Vineyards
10295 Westside Rd., Healdsburg 95448
707-433-5499
www.moshinvineyards.com

Russian Hill Estate
4525 Slusser Rd., Windsor 95492
707-575-9428
www.russianhillestate.com

Sunce Vineyards & Winery
1839 Olivet Rd., Santa Rosa 95401
707-526-9463
www.suncewinery.com

Taft Street Winery
2030 Barlow Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-823-2049
www.taftstreetwinery.com

Woodenhead Vintners
5700 River Rd., Santa Rosa
707-887-2703
www.woodenheadwine.com

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Applewood Inn

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Case Ranch Inn

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The Raford Inn

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Santa Nella House

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