Russian River Area

Pinot Noir is a finicky grape that withers in sun and mildews in fog, yet it thrives in Russian River Valley, including at solar-powered Moshin Vineyards. The winery also specializes in small-production Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Tasting fee waived with purchase.

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1. Gary Farrell


High on a hilltop overlooking the Russian River, Gary Farrell’s tasting room sits perched among second-growth redwoods. The elegant Chardonnay and long…

2. Porter Creek

1.37 MILES

Inside a vintage-1920s garage, Porter Creek’s tasting bar is a former bowling-alley lane, plunked atop barrels. Porter is old-school Northern California,…

3. Hartford

1.74 MILES

Surprisingly upscale for West County, Hartford sits in a pastoral valley surrounded by redwood-forested hills, on one of the area’s prettiest back roads…

4. Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate

2.81 MILES

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…

5. Sunset Beach

2.98 MILES

Nice park on the water featuring paddle sports and picnicking.

6. Iron Horse

3.28 MILES

Atop a hill with drop-dead views over the county, Iron Horse is known for sparkling wines, which the White House often pours. The outdoor tasting room is…

7. Korbel

3.61 MILES

Gorgeous rose gardens (April to October) and a stellar on-site deli make Korbel worth a stop for a free tasting, but the sparkling wine’s just OK. Try the…

8. Macrostie

3.72 MILES

For its creamy and crisp chardonnays and earthy pinots, along with top-notch service and an elegant tasting room, Macrostie is the talk of Wine Country…