The secret of success

Rabbit Ridge was founded in 1981 by Erich Russell in Healdsburg, California. The winery quickly became known for some of the best value wines, as well as many highly acclaimed luxury wines in California.

For example, Rabbit Ridge has had three wines rated as Top 100 Wines of the World from Wine Spectator. The winery moved to Paso Robles, California in 2001 to expand the business and to increase vineyard acreage.

Consistent quality and hands-on attention to detail have made Rabbit Ridge a national and international wine brand for 39 years.


Erich Russell

Founder / Winemaker

Joanne Russell


Sarah Garrett

Assistant Winemaker

Brice Garrett

Assistant Winemaker

Our Winery Team

Mike Sanford

Vineyard Manager

Syrah vines are starting to climb馃尡

Our Syrah is planted in the eschala method, which is common to C么te R么tie. For Paso Robles, this training allows us to protect our fruit from the sun while concentrating our crop. Excited to watch these vines continue growing up the their stakes!!!

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is enjoying the warmer days!! The Cab is cane pruned to ensure fresh growth and vigor each vintage. Pumped to see what 2021 brings us!!! ...

Today was a blending day! We took samples from all of our barrels and began the blending process for our 2019 wines. Sight, smell, and taste were all crazy good!!! ...

I think we all know what the Easter Bunny鈥檚 favorite winery is!! 馃槑. Happy Easter all!!! ...