The cooling effect of the marine layer fog at the Western reaches of the Russian River Valley provides
excellent growing conditions for Chardonnay grapes. Various vineyards within Dutton Ranch are the
primary fruit source for Girard's Chardonnay, with additional fruit coming from La Porte Cochere
vineyard. The cooler weather yields higher grape acidity at harvest which helps form the base of Girard's
trademark style of bright, clean and non-buttery Chardonnay.
The 2006 Russian River Chardonnay exhibits wonderful brightness, clarity and... View More
Thirty years after first planting its vineyards, Girard continues to produce wine reflecting the quality that has made Napa Valley the most famous New World wine growing region in the world. Napa’s rise to fame was punctuated by a renaissance that began at the same time Girard was setting down its own roots.
Today, Girard is experiencing a similar rebirth of sorts. Longtime California vintner Pat Roney purchased the winery shortly after the new millenium.... View More