History

Building History

The building has an interesting history in Sonoma county lore. It was first built as a winery for Sam Marovitch's Fulton Valley Cellars. Many now-well-known winemakers have passed through its walls including Joseph Swan Winery's Rod Berglund, Porter Creek's George Davis and Robert Mueller of Mueller Wines. The Kunde family took over the property and ran Sonoma Grapevines, using the vines around the property as budwood that was then grafted onto rootstock in the cold storage buildings to propagate clonal selections for vineyards all over Sonoma Valley. Many locals tell us fond memories of the parties and 4H events that took place within the walls of the Farmery. The upstairs offices used to house the Russian River Wine Growers association. We are working to bring the winery and grounds to the original vision for the property, respecting the agricultural history of the area.