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Fort Ross wines are produced by Linda and Lester Schwartz. From their South African backgrounds in geology and farming (Lester), music and teaching (Linda) the two came to the US around 1976. In 1988, they purchased the land on which Fort Ross Vineyards are located, high above the Pacific on the ridges of the Sonoma Coast. Meticulous laying-out of the vineyards according to the prevailing winds and terrain produced a crazy-quilt of vineyards on the steep hills. One of the grapes that the the Schwartz's planted was pinotage, a rare visitor to Calfornia but an important grape in their native South Africa. Today they are producing some of the finest pinot noirs and chardonnays available, and both grape varieties are well-suited to the Sonoma Coast soil and climate.

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Rosé

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Rosé Fort Ross Vineyard

Rosé, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Rosé

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Rosé Fort Ross Vineyard

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Rosé, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Rosé

Fort Ross Vin Gris Fort Ross Vineyard

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Rosé, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Bicentennial Commemorative Bottling Fort Ross Vineyard

White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Bicentennial Commemorative Bottling Fort Ross Vineyard

White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard

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White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview Fort Ross

White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Peak

White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

White

Fort Ross Chardonnay Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard

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White, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Bicentennial Commemorative Bottle

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Bicentennial Commemorative Bottling Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Coastal Ridges Fort Ross Vineyard

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview Sea Slopes

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sea Cliff Cuvée Fort Ross Vineyard

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sea Slopes Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Stagecoach Road Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Symposium Fort Ross Vineyard

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Symposium Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir The Terraces

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinot Noir Top of Land

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinotage

Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinotage Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

Red

Fort Ross Pinotage Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard

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Red, USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

White - Sweet/Dessert

Fort Ross Chardonnay Late Harvest Chardonnay

White - Sweet/Dessert, USA, California, Sonoma County, Fort Ross - Seaview

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