Rick Moshin: Owner & Winemaker at Moshin Vineyards
Since way back in 1989, winemaker Rick Moshin has been producing natural, terroir-driven, and delicious wines in the Russian River Valley. Rick Moshin sustainably farms his own prized Goldridge-soil Pinot Noir vineyards. Using the natural yeasts of his grapes plus the help of a dedicated winemaking team. He gently makes small-lot, premium wines in our gravity-flow winery on Sonoma County’s famed Westside Road.
Celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2019, their still family-owned and operated. Our focus remains on hand-crafting some of the highest-quality wines in the Russian River Valley AVA. In addition to several styles of Pinot Noir, they make Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, and award-winning Rosé of Pinot Noir. They make to many to name, but I encourage you to see a full list.
Come visit our Moshin winery and vineyards, where you’re sure to be delighted by our gorgeous swath of California wine country. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff,— and our beautiful wines, created purely for your enjoyment!
While teaching math at San Jose State University and working a side hustle at a home-brewing supply store. Encouraged to try his hand at winemaking. He fell deeply, madly in love. His hunger for grapes soon inspired him to become a grape broker. He started earning access to extra fruit while forging relationships with vineyard owners throughout Northern California. This gig allowed him to be in the right place when a certain Pinot Noir vineyard—the first acreage in our estate—went up for sale in 1989.
A self-taught farmer who (along with friends and family) built their gravity-flow winery by hand. Rick enjoys experimenting with different varietals and winemaking methods. His heart will always belong to Pinot Noir, but as a passionate viticulturist and vintner, he remains ever-curious about the whole world of wine.