Bacchus Landing, the creation of siblings Monica and Francisco Lopez, is situated just three quarters of a mile from the Healdsburg Plaza. The location will be home to eight different wineries spread throughout five separate tasting suites and patio spaces.
Montagne Russe joins Aldina, 13th & Third, Dot Wines, and AldenAllie as current residents.
For Kevin Bersofsky, owner and winemaker, offering a brick and mortar presence is the next phase for his growing winery.
“With wine festivals and event outreach stunted by the effects of COVID-19, it only solidified our decision to open Montagne Russe’s first tasting space,” he explained.
To run this new venture, Montagne Russe has brought on its first full-time employee, Whitney Heleker. Having worked with Montagne Russe part-time for the last 2.5 years, she has now taken on the position of Tasting Room & Wine Club Manager.
After exploring different areas within the wine industry over the last seven years, Whitney has found her passion and ambition to be in front of people, organizing and implementing memorable experiences around wine.
“I love working for a winery that I am so proud to represent, and it’s a job that continuously pushes me to grow both professionally and personally.”
Montagne Russe offers award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah – sourced from family-owned, cool-climate vineyards throughout California, and primarily the Sonoma Coast AVA. They produce about 1500 cases per year.
About Montagne Russe
From humble beginnings in a garage in Napa, Kevin Bersofsky began making wine in 2006. After an interesting encounter with the Tax and Trade Bureau In the fall of 2013, Montagne Russe exited the garage and went legit in 2015. Montagne Russe, meaning “roller coaster” in French, was undoubtedly a suitable name for the label.
Their 2015 Pinots scored 94 and 95 points from the Wine Advocate right out of the gate.
Since then, Montagne Russe has had over 30 wines awarded 90+ point scores. They were also named 2020 Sonoma Coast Winery of the Year by New York International Wine Competition.
Officially open, and seven days a week, Montagne Russe invites you to visit their tasting room. It offers indoor and outdoor seating, and walk-ins are welcomed Thursday through Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are by appointment only. Dogs welcomed. You may book tastings on their website – www.russewines.com.