In 1876, Henry Rued left his home in Switzerland and traveled to Northern California where he would take up employment planting grapes for the Beringer Brothers in Napa Valley. Though a new country for Henry, it was not a new line of work. The Rueds were a grape growing family in Switzerland. And it wasn't too long before Henry Rued planted his own grapes. In 1882 he put down his family's roots, as well as grapevines, in Sonoma County.
Six generations and more than 125 years later, the Rued family continues to farm land throughout Sonoma county, cultivating wine grapes at their Home Estate in Dry Creek Valley as well as farming substantial tracks of land in Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. And of course, they now produce handcrafted, small batch wines under their own label they are the wines that define a family whose roots extend deep into Sonoma County history.
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