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Wineries – Esterlina Vineyards & Winery

"Quietly making wines that are too good to ignore."

Please visit for more information on Esterlina Vineyards & Winery, call 707-895-2920

Esterlina Vineyards & Winery: A Family Affair

The Sterling Family has been making wine for several generations. The Sterlings prefer the "small quantity, high quality" style of winemaking, blending fruit from premier appellations suited to the particular varietals. As California farmers with over 30 years of experience, the Sterlings carefully selected each of their vineyards to present the finest fruit available from the superior appellations they have chosen.

Our father believes wine making is all about the land and vineyard cultivation. Esterlina's careful vineyard selection is the start of exceptional wines. Special attention is made to the climate, soil conditions and geography of each vineyard site. These factors are studied and the appropriate varietals are chosen based on the results of our fact-finding.

One unique site is the Esterlina Vineyard on 253 acres in Mendocino County. This award-winning vineyard is one of a handful of American Viticulture Associations designated appellations. The appellation known as The Cole Ranch Appellation produces Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. The Esterlina Vineyard is the sole vineyard in Cole Ranch appellation (AVA american viticultural area). Our sought after Cole Ranch appellation is the smallest of the american viticultural areas.

The gravelly soils of the Esterlina Alexander Valley Ranch produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the region. One taste of this luscious cab with an up front cherry flavor and a silky finish verifies that the vines chosen for this soil are a perfect match.

The cool growing region of the Esterlina Russian River Valley Ranch was chosen for the classic burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir produced from this fruit.

Many of you have enjoyed our award winning Estate Pinot Noir from our Anderson Valley appellation and please continue to enjoy all our fine California wines.

Discover Esterlina Vineyards & Winery

Wine Tasting - Greenwood Ridge VineyardsEsterlina Vineyards is a Sterling family operated California boutique winery located near the Mendocino coast, nestled in the highlands above Philo. We produce a variety of exceptional fine wines in limited quantities from grapes grown primarily in our family's own vineyards including our Cole Ranch.

Esterlina wines are handcrafted; there is no assembly line manufacturing case after case. Our family grows the grapes, makes the wine, and bottles each varietal we offer. While numerous vintners and "brand wines" offer similar varietals, few wineries make their wines the way we do: bottle by bottle. From our world-class award winning Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs, to our sought after Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, wine enthusiasts love Esterlina wines.

Picnic area at Esterlina

The Sterlings at work

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