Welcome to Rusty Gate Farm
Rusty Gate is a small family farm owned and operated by Mary Radu and Rich Auger. It is located in the Laguna Ridge area west of the Laguna de Santa Rosa in west Sonoma County, California. We are in both the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River Valley AVAs. The farm has almost 7 acres of gently sloping land where we grow Albariño wine grapes, peaches, other tree fruits, and various vegetables. We sell our peaches and other fruit to local restaurants between Santa Rosa and the Coast and to individuals on our mailing list. Our grapes are sold to Picayune Cellars, a Napa Valley winery with a tasting room in Calistoga.
The Rusty Gate property was originally part of an 80 acre apple ranch that was established in the late 19th Century. The farmhouse that we now live in was built in 1895 and was originally the ranch manager’s house. The original foreman’s house is immediately adjacent to our property.