Wines & Vineyards
Sojourn Cellars produces terroir-driven wines from exceptional vineyards around the North Coast of California farmed by Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon growers who share our commitment to high quality.
- Russian River Valley AVA
- Sonoma Coast AVA
Durell Vineyard is considered one of the top five vineyards in Sonoma County, as it consistently produces wines of great depth and complexity. Over twenty five wines from Durell have been given a rating of 92+ Points. The vineyard is situated on the Southeastern edge of the Sonoma Coast appellation. With the Pacific Ocean 30 miles west, the northern stretches of San Francisco Bay just 10 miles south, and a 2,400 foot mountain range immediately north, Durell is blessed with a unique configuration of land.
The rocky soil of Durell Vineyard is derived from volcanic parent material known as basalt, which has a low concentration of magnesium but very rich in minerals, ideal for cultivating premium Chardonnay grapes. Sojourn sources Durell grapes from two distinctive blocks, both planted to Old Wente clone of Chardonnay. One is an original planting high up on the hilltop and the other a newer planting in a rock old creek bed at the base of the hill.
At a Glance
- Old Wente
- Soil Type:
- Rocky, Volcanic Basalt
Wine from this Vineyard
The Sojourn Durell Vineyard Chardonnay is a made from 100% Old Wente clone from two blocks of the famous Durell Vineyard. The Hill block was planted in the 90s and gives very low yields of small clusters with prominent hen and chick berries. These small bunches provide extraordinary flavors, complexity, and texture. The Barn block's young vines were planted in 2009 and they are still only producing small amounts of fruit with concentrated, lively, and exotic characteristics.
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. We sourced our 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from three of the top vineyard sites in Sonoma County – Sangiacomo, Durell, and Gap’s Crown – with the goal of creating a cuvée that showcases the varietal’s exceptional character in this region. The vineyards were more balanced in 2016, bestowing the wines of this vintage with high levels of concentration and detailed aromatics.
Life is but a Sojourn. Enjoy the best of it. – Plato
We invite you to our Tasting Salon located in downtown Sonoma! Our tastings are seated and done in comparative fashion in a relaxed, intimate environment.
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