Derbès Wines is a boutique Russian River Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer. Billy and Cecile Derbes created the label in 2001 and have slowly increased production with each vintage.
In 2006 they planted a 4.5 acre estate vineyard on a beautiful spring fed hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA.
Winemaker Cécile Lemerle-Derbes grew up in the vineyards of the Champagne region, where she was and still is involved in the growing of grapes.
After studying to become a viticulturist and Oenologue she made fine wines throughout the world, at Champagne Bollinger, Champagne Jacquart, Schug Carneros, Korbel, and Golan Heights, among others.
She was Director of Production at Opus One Winery from 1998 to 2000, and consulted for local wineries from 2000 to summer...
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