Being small allows us the luxury of meticulous scrutiny. However, we must give the lion’s share of the credit to our soil. Frankly, some soil just makes better wine than others. Bruce thanks his father for that.
Bruce Russell’s connection to the land started at a young age. He grew up working on the family ranches in Sonoma County. His first taste of farm life took place on a dairy farm just outside of Sonoma and later on the family ranch located near Healdsburg. He split his time between skipping rocks on the nearby Russian River, caring for the farm animals, and working the soil.
He spent his formative years attending a one-room schoolhouse off Westside Road, then on to Healdsburg High School, Santa Rosa Junior College, and ultimately to UC Davis where he earned an undergraduate degree in math and a PHD in Philosophy.
Today he teaches Philosophy at Wayne State University and writes in ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of film.
His early years taught him to appreciate the potential of a well-cared for piece of land, while his years as a professor, teacher, mentor, and writer have cultivated a life-long passion for keeping an eye on the fine details.
These traits have benefitted our wines well.