Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate

Russian River Area

This photogenic historic landmark has a busy tasting room inside a former hop kiln; we especially like the Flocchini Chardonnay. You can build your own picnic with meats, cheeses and crackers for $40, and the winery provides wine glasses, baskets, blankets and cheese boards with knives.

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