"Marimar Torres has decades of experience crafting fine Pinot in Russian River Valley"
Stephen Brook for Decanter Magazine
Nestled in the rolling hills of western Sonoma County, the Russian River/Green Valley appellation is a perfect microclimate for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 50 miles north of San Francisco, the site is influenced by the sea's cooling breezes and drifting fog. That is why Marimar Torres selected this privileged location to "export" the Torres family legacy of fine wines to California.
Marimar came to live in California in 1975, after two years of searching, she acquired the land that would be become the Don Miguel vineyard and began planting in 1986. Today there are 30 acres planted with Chardonnay and 30 with Pinot Noir. Extremely dense planting, Pinot Clones Cristina 88, Swan, Pommard, Lee, Dijon 115 and Dijon 667.