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

The vineyard is full of excitement right now! We’ve been thinning shoots all week, and finally got a great look at the upcoming crop. 2021 is going to be great!! ...

Call us biased, but we think Paso Robles has the best sunrises! ☀️

The vineyard is full of life heading into the warmer months. We get to enjoy views like this as we continue training the vines. This week and next we will thin shoots and focus the vine’s energy towards creating a flavorful crop!!! 🌱

At Rabbit Ridge, we barrel ferment and age our white wines for a year in French oak barrels. During this aging period, we stir the fermentation lees in our wines once a week. This process gives our wines complexity and a creamy mouthfeel!! ...

With spring fully upon us, we are excited to offer private vineyard tastings! Come taste amongst the vines, and fully immerse into why we plant, grow, and produce each bottle the way that we do. Message us for details and grab your seat soon!!! ...