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With three generations of dedication to the land, Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has earned the reputation as one of Sonoma County’s finest wineries. This family legacy began in 1938, when Joe Rochioli Sr. purchased the 162 acres of land he had farmed for many years. He had the foresight to know the soil of the Russian River Valley would one day produce some of the world’s greatest wines.

His son Joe. Jr. shared this connection and intuitively set his sights on clones of grapes that would thrive in this unique spot. Joe Jr.’s goal was to take advantage of the soil’s diversity, as well as proximity to the ocean and the contours of the valley, which allowed for morning fog and cool evening breezes, both key factors in growing stunning grapes.

The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.

Today, the winery is in the hands of the second and third generations, Joe Jr. and his son Tom Rochioli, the winemaker. They continue to tend the vineyards every day, the same way they always have, with the intimate knowledge of the soil, the climate and grapes. It is with this philosophy that they have been successful as growers, and as winemakers of rich and elegant wines.

Rochioli wines are always in demand, always revered and always rated among the best varietals to be sought anywhere in the world.

Fact Sheet

Brand: Rochioli
Founded:
1938
Terlato Representation:
Since 1986
Location:

Winery: Sonoma, CA
Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley, CA

Brand Capsule:
The Jewel of the Russian River Valley
Flagship Product:
Pinot Noir
Price Point:
$35.00 to $65.00

Wines:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
Winemaker: Tom Rochioli, Winemaker
Vineyard:

Rochioli’s 160-acre estate is located in the Russian River Valley.  See the 'Vineyards' tab for more information.

Ownership:

Rochioli Vineyards and Winery has been in the Rochioli family for three generations. Joe Jr. and his son Tom Rochioli now own and operate the winery.  

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

This wine is a fine example of the unique characteristics from the Rochioli property and the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. A blend from different vineyard sites: 70% Mid-40, 30% River Block.

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Aromas of ripe apple, apricot, vanilla and a touch of spice.
Rich apple flavors and crisp acidity.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Whole cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact. Barrel fermented.
Aged in 100% French oak for 9 months, 25% new and 65% one year old.
1,232
Chardonnay

This wine is a fine example of the unique characteristics from the Rochioli property and the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. A blend from different vineyard sites: 70% Mid-40, 30% River Block.

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Ripe apple, apricot, vanilla and a touch of spice.
Rich apple flavors and crisp acidity.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Whole cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact. Barrel fermented.
Aged in 100% French oak for 9 months, 25% new and 65% one year old.
1,232
Chardonnay

This wine is a blend from our estate vineyards. The blend consists of sixty-five percent Mid-40, and thirty-five percent River Block. It is a fine example of the unique characteristics from our property, and the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, apricot, vanilla, and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. Those with the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded.

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Ripe apple, apricot, vanilla and a touch of spice.
Rich apple flavors and crisp acidity.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Whole Cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact.
Aged in 100% French oak 9 months, 35% new and 65% one year old.
Chardonnay

This wine is a blend from our Estate Chardonnay vineyards. The blend consists of 46% Mid-40, 49% River Block  and 5% Little Hill and vines were between 25 and 46 years old. It is a fine example of the unique characteristics from our property & the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, mineral and a touch of spice with rich complex flavors and crisp acidity. Those with the patience to cellar this wine will be rewarded.

 

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Ripe apple, apricot, vanilla and a touch of spice.
Rich apple flavors and crisp acidity.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Whole cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact.
Aged in 100% French oak for 9 months, 25% new and 75% one year old.
Chardonnay

This wine is a blend from our estate vineyards. The blend consists of 70 percent Mid-40, 30 percent River Block. It is a fine example of the unique characteristics from our property, and the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut, and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity.

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice.
Mouthfilling rich apple flavors and a touch of spice. The finish is long rich and balanced with pleasant acidity.
Fact Sheet
0.62 g/l
Whole cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact.
Aged in 100% French oak for 9 months, 35% new and 65% one year old.
1,964
Chardonnay

This wine is a fine example of the unique characteristics from the Rochioli property and the Russian River Valley. Aromas of ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. A blend from different vineyard sites: 70% Mid-40, 30% River Block.

Wine Notes
Straw yellow
Ripe apple, tropical fruit, hazelnut and a touch of spice.
Mouthfilling rich apple flavors and a touch of spice. The finish is long, rich and balanced with pleasant acidity.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
0.60 g/l
Whole cluster pressed to barrel with no skin contact. Barrel fermented.
Aged in 100% French oak for 9 months, 25% new and 65% one year old.
Chardonnay

This straw-yellow wine has a concentrated aroma of ripe apple, apricot, vanilla, and a touch of spice. The rich apple flavors and crisp acidity combine with a hint of hazelnut for a long, balanced finish.

Wine Notes
Crisp, Balanced
Apple, Tropical Fruit, Hazelnut, Spice, Vanilla
Fact Sheet

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

For this wine, 45 percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, 33 percent is from our 27 year old hillside vineyard and 22 percent is from our newest planting of a very special and rare clone. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Tropical fruit and grapefruit, with lively green notes.
An intense, complex and richly flavored wine with an incredibly lingering finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
0.65 g/l
Tank fermented for 20 days at a cool temperature to preserve the wine's intense varietal character and firm acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc

For this wine, 44% is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, 24% is from our twenty-five year old hillside vineyard and 32% is from our newest planting of a very special and rare clone. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Tropical fruit and grapefruit, with lively green notes.
An intense, complex and richly flavored wine with an incredibly lingering finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.
NA
1,380
Sauvignon Blanc

Pale straw gold in color, this wine offers an intense tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma with lively green notes. The firm acidity and rich fruit flavors blend perfectly, with a smooth finish.

 
Wine Notes
Lively, Crisp
Tropical Fruit, Grapefruit, Greenery
Fact Sheet
Sauvignon Blanc

With aromas of lemon verbena, white peach and herbs, this is a light and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of three vineyard sites including Rochioli's rare and special clone of old vine Sauvignon Blanc, this is a light, but characterful and complex wine.

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Lemon verbena, white peach and herbs.
A blend of citrus, sweet hay and a hint of thyme.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.
NA
1,186
Sauvignon Blanc

With aromas of lemon verbena, white peach and herbs, this is a light and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of three vineyard sites including Rochioli's rare and special clone of old vine Sauvignon Blanc, this is a light, but characterful and complex wine.

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Lemon verbena, white peach and herbs.
A blend of citrus, sweet hay and a hint of thyme.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
0.65 g/l
Tank fermented for 20 days at a cool temperature to preserve the wine's intense varietal character and firm acidity.
N/A
952
Sauvignon Blanc

With aromas of lemon verbena, white peach and herbs, this is a sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of three vineyard sites including Rochioli’s rare and special clone of old vine Sauvignon Blanc, this is a fresh, but characterful and complex wine.

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Aromas of lemon, white peach and herbs.
A blend of citrus, sweet hay and a hint of thyme.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.
2,744
Sauvignon Blanc

With aromas of lemon verbena, passion fruit, melon and herbs, this is a fresh, but characterful and complex wine. Fifty five percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, twenty nine percent is from the newest planting (2001) of a very special and rare clone, and  sixteen percent is from the 31-year-old hillside vineyard.

 

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Passion fruit and melon aromas with citrus tones.
The tropical fruit flavors are rich and full with a long, crisp finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc

Forty- six percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, thirty-three percent is from our newest planting (2001) of a very special and rare clone, and twenty-one percent is from our 31-year-old hillside vineyard. This wine offers inviting passion fruit and melon aromas with citrus tones. The wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity. The tropical fruit flavors are rich and full with a long, crisp finish.

 

Wine Notes
Pale straw gold
Passion fruit and melon aromas with citrus tones.
The tropical fruit flavors are rich and full with a long, crisp finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

This deep ruby red wine has a classic black cherry and spice aroma. The jammy flavor has notes of earth, smoke, tea and vanilla, with a hint of delicate violet. The full-bodied texture and silky tannins on the finish contribute to its firm, balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Balanced, Full-bodied, Structured
Black Cherry Jam, Earth, Tea, Smoke, Vanilla
Fact Sheet
Pinot Noir

This wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Deep ruby
Aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of savory herbs.
Juicy and refined with a hint of dusty cherry. Big, rich mouth-feel, silky tannins and a long finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Pinot Noir
Fermented in open top stainless steel tanks, hand punched cap with 10-12 days of skin contact.
Aged 15 months in French oak.
1,400
Pinot Noir

This wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Deep ruby
Aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of savory herbs.
Juicy and refined with a hint of dusty cherry. Big, rich mouth-feel, silky tannins and a long finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Pinot Noir
0.62 g/l
Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks, hand punched cap.
Aged in French oak barriques for 15 months.
1,344
Pinot Noir

The majority of the grapes for this wine are from the Sweetwater Vineyard. The balance is from our many different vineyard sites, including the new planting of West Block. The wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Deep Ruby
Ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of savory herbs.
A big, rich mouth-feel with silky tannins and a long finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Pinot Noir
Open top stainless steel tanks.
15 months in French oak.
2,884
Pinot Noir

The majority of the grapes for this wine are from the Sweetwater Vineyard. The balance is from our many different vineyard sites, including the new planting of West Block. The wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

 

Wine Notes
Deep ruby
Ripe cherry, vanilla and a hint of savory herbs.
Juicy and refined on the palate. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel with silky tannins and a long finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Pinot Noir
Open top stainless steel tanks, hand punched cap.
15 months in 100% French oak.
Pinot Noir

The majority of the grapes for this wine are from the Sweetwater Vineyard. The balance is from our many different vineyard sites, including the new planting of West Block. The wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Deep ruby
Black cherry jam with earth, smoke, tea, violets and vanilla.
Full bodied, long and silky with black cherry and vanilla.
Fact Sheet
0.65 g/l
Open top stainless steel tanks, hand punched cap with 10-12 days of skin contact.
15 months in French oak.
Pinot Noir

This wine possesses typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm with black cherry and spice aromas. Aged in French oak for 15 months, this wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a firm and balanced structure.

Wine Notes
Deep ruby
Pomegranate, black raspberry and black cherry fruit.
A rich, concentrated mouth feel, and hints of cranberries, cherries and spice.
Fact Sheet
  • Pinot Noir
Fermented in open top stainless steel tanks, hand punched cap with 10-12 days of skin contact.
Aged 15 months in French oak.
1,400