Following a lifelong fascination for food and wine, James and Rosalind Manoogian established Fog Crest Vineyard in 1998 in the Russian River Valley area of Sonoma County, California. As a restaurateur in San Francisco, James had had close proximity to the great wine-growing regions surrounding the city, and it allowed he and his wife to become knowledgeable about wine, how it accompanied fine dining, and where each varietal excelled locally. In 1997, the Manoogians looked north and started searching for an appropriate parcel suitable to growing great grapes for distinctive wines. Attracted to Sonoma County for its beauty and viticultural diversity, they found an ideal 30-acre site situated on a ridge above the Santa Rosa plain that they would ultimately name Fog Crest. Once the vineyard was established and producing fruit, the Manoogians started selling the grapes to top local wineries, but decided to go into business for themselves starting with the 2005 vintage. Today, Fog Crest Vineyard produces less than 2,500 cases annually of limited production, vineyard-designate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that show off the classic terrior of this small Russian River Valley vineyard.
Fog Crest Vineyard - Sonoma County
93 Point Winner!
- Fog Crest2006 Chardonnay
- Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley
- 93 - Wine Enthusiastid: 503