- Russian River Valley
Belloni Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley along Wood Road in the outskirts of Santa Rosa, was
planted in the early part of the 20th Century. Catabriga, who owned the original vineyard, split it up and passed along each separate parcel (Chelli, Belloni and Rue) to his daughters. Ricardo Belloni, who grew up near Parma, Italy, purchased the vineyard from Eugene and Inez Muzio in 1971. Ricardo passed away in 1997 and his widow Natalia now manages the 7.5-acre vineyard, with the assistance of her children and grandchildren.
The vineyard is a classic old California field blend comprised of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane,
Alicante Bouche, with a little Mataro in the mix. Ravenswood Winery has been producing a vineyard-
designated Zinfandel from Belloni since 1991.