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Welcome to Jonive A Family Owned Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Estate Wine

Jonive takes its name from the original 1845 California land grant titled “Rancho Cañada de Jonive”, from which our organically-farmed Moon Dust Vineyard was established.

Our 15-acre vineyard, Moon Dust Vineyard, produces truly distinctive pinot noir and chardonnay. Our organically farmed vineyard is located in the Sebastopol Hills section of the Russian River Valley, the coolest part, and is endowed with notorious soil known as Goldridge, the finest soil for growing pinot noir and chardonnay.  Goldridge soil is commonly referred to as Moon Dust.

In the 1840’s, Historic General Mariano Vallejo gifted land grants to arriving settlers willing to work and live off their land. Jasper O’Farrell, a pioneering California land surveyor identified the terroir of “Rancho Cañada de Jonive”, as a unique and fruitful opportunity due to its fertile watersheds and moderate temperatures with plentiful rainfall yet wonderful natural drainage. Many years later, seeing the great potential for the site. The Underwood family purchased the 15-acre property in 2021 with the vision of producing world class pinot noir and chardonnay from our mature vines.