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

And the countdown to harvest 2021 has begun! The Syrah, Viognier, and Chardonnay have begun véraison. In about 6 weeks picking will be under way!!! ...

We keep getting hit with the heat this summer, but fortunately the vineyard is holding up well. As farmers we dance with nature and hope that we can keep pace! ...

Getting some good hang time in the vineyards! Not too long from véraison and the countdown to harvest will begin!!! ...