Jan. 8, 2014 — Clay Gantz, grower and co-owner of Gantz Family Vineyards, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers. The 20-year-old organization, representing vineyards and wineries in the Russian River Valley, has been instrumental in promoting the western Sonoma County area as a premier source of cool-weather grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Gantz Family Vineyards, growing 4.5-planted acres of Pinot Noir in the heart of the Russian River Valley, has benefitted greatly from the RRV Winegrowers. Clay hopes to repay their efforts by growing membership and promoting the Russian River Valley.
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Location: 1700 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa, California
Team: Clay and Celeste Gantz, owners; Ulises Valdez, vineyard manager; Kristin Lowe, viticulture consultant.
Soil: Goldridge sandy loam. W & S exposure. Moderate slopes.
Size: 4 planted acres. 7,145 vines planted.
Plantings: Pommard/Riperia Gloire, Calera/1616C, Calera/420A and TBD Chardonnay/1616C. All FPS certified stock.
Row orientation: east/west; six-by-four spacing
Based on a theme by Satrya