Where is Redwood Empire Distillery located?

Answered by Michael Blake

Redwood Empire Distillery is located in the picturesque Russian River Valley region. Nestled among rolling hills and vineyards, our distillery is housed in the historic buildings that were once part of the Hallberg family's apple canning and processing plant.

The Russian River Valley has long been recognized as one of the premier wine regions in the world, known for its cool climate and diverse terroir. The area is famous for producing exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, which thrive in the region's foggy mornings and sunny afternoons.

The Hallberg family played a significant role in the area's apple production heyday. Their apple canning and processing plant was a hub of activity, supporting the local economy and providing jobs for the community. Today, the buildings that once housed this thriving business have been repurposed to create our distillery.

When you visit Redwood Empire Distillery, you can feel the history in the air. The buildings have been lovingly restored, maintaining their original charm and character. The juxtaposition of the old apple processing equipment with our state-of-the-art distilling equipment creates a unique and captivating atmosphere.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the enticing aromas of our small-batch production. The rich scent of aged oak , the earthy notes of malted barley, and the touch of sweetness from the locally sourced grains all combine to create a sensory experience like no other.

Our location in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine region allows us to take advantage of the region's bountiful resources. We have access to some of the finest grains, fruits, and botanicals that the area has to offer. This allows us to craft that truly embody the essence of the region, capturing the flavors and aromas that are synonymous with the Russian River Valley.

In addition to our distillery, the Russian River Valley is home to numerous wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. Visitors to the area can enjoy a day of wine tasting, exploring the beautiful landscapes, and indulging in the local culinary delights. The region's proximity to the Pacific Ocean also lends a unique maritime influence to the wines and spirits produced here, adding complexity and depth to the flavors.

At Redwood Empire Distillery, we are proud to call the Russian River Valley our home. We draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the region and the rich history of the Hallberg family's apple processing plant. Our goal is to create spirits that not only showcase the craftsmanship of our distillers but also pay homage to the land and community that surrounds us.

So, whether you're a whiskey enthusiast, a wine lover, or simply someone looking to explore the beauty of the Russian River Valley, we invite you to visit our distillery and experience the magic for yourself.