Our Favorite North Sonoma County Wineries:
Healdsburg and Russian River
Healdsburg and Russian River wineries are among some of the finest in California and are located in one of the premier grape growing regions of the world – the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley and the Anderson Valley. Famous in particular for outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, North Sonoma County wineries are also known for fine Merlot and Zinfandel wines.
While there are many large, well-known wineries in the region, we focus on smaller, more intimate wineries offering delicious, unique wines in order to provide a special experience for our guests. We're thrilled that Trip Advisor consistently ranks our Sonoma Wine Tours as a top-rated activity in the region - and our North Sonoma County wine tours to Healdsburg and Russian River are just as fun!
Make a Platypus Wine Tour reservation online now or call (707) 253-2723.
Here are some of our favorite Russian River, Healdsburg and North Sonoma County Wineries (updated October, 2014):
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Alexander Valley Vineyards has a long established reputation for quality estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot wines with distinctive character. Other varietals include Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Amphora is a boutique producer primarily of small lot red wines from the Dry Creek Valley and beyond, nurturing the best grapes to create balanced wines that reflect their varietal and vineyard.
4791 Dry Creek Road (Building 6), Healdsburg, CA 95448
Arbios Cellars Tasting Room
Arbios wines are crafted with 100% of its varietal from a single, sustainably-farmed vineyard. They are particularly known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, made from their own mountain-top fruit.
21023 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, CA 95441
Opened in 2002, Artista Winery's mission is to create the most elegant example of small lot Pinot Noir from the Russian River using sustainable farming and business practices.
7015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Armida Winery takes pride in upholding the standards of excellence and traditions of family and fine wine, and making seriously great wine while having a good time doing so with an informal atmosphere and down-to-earth people.
2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
A small, family-operated winery in Dry Creek Valley known in particular for its Dry Creek Zinfadel and Special Varietals series; both fine examples of Bella's signature complexity and texture elements.
9711 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery
Chalk Hill produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris wines that are intense, balanced and distinctive.
10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Chateau Diana Winery
Home to a diverse selection of both table and premium wines in the picturesque and beautiful Dry Creek Valley of Healdsburg.
6195 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Collier Falls Vineyards
A family-owned vineyard and winery offering limited quantities of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot from its own sustainably-farmed vineyards.
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Copain Wine Cellars
Copain believes all great wine begins in the vineyard where both the land and the fruit have been painstakingly cared for, evidenced through its limited production single vineyard wines.
7800 Eastside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
Dedicated to making premium wines at a fair price and selling them as part of a futures program — essentially tasting the wine from the barrel and buying it a a discount from their eventual release date.
7485 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
Davis Bynum Winery
Davis Bynum is a long time producer of premium hand crafted single vineyard Chardonnay, Fume Blanc and Pinot Noir grown exclusively from the Russian River Valley.
8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
A pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley for over 30 years.
1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Dry Creek Vineyard
Through a philosophy of matching vineyard to varietal, Dry Creek produces award-winning world class wines in the heart of Sonoma County.
(707) 433-1000, 800-864-9463
3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Dutcher Crossing Winery
Dutcher Crossing has come to represent an authentic and enjoyable experience for wine-lovers who visit this small winery with award-winning wines, amazing views and warm hospitality.
8533 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
F. Teldeschi Winery
The Teldeschis grow Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and some Cabernet, but specializes in older vintages of Zinfandel with vines ranging in age from one to ninety years old.
3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world class, nationally acclaimed wines including full bodied Chardonnay and rich classic reds.
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Field Stone Winery
Founded in 1977 Field Stone Winery is known for producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and century-old vine Petite Sirah in a small underground facility in the midst of its rolling vineyards in Alexander Valley.
(707) 433-7266, 800-544-7273
10075 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
A premier location with one of the most pristine and panoramic regions in Northern California, combined with core family values and sustainable farming practices has allowed Foppiano Vineyards to produce award-winning estate wines for over 100 years.
12707 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Gary Farrell Wines
Perched on a hillside with stunning views, surrounded by a grove of ancient redwoods, the Gary Farrell tasting room is a truly unforgettable part of exploring the Russian River Valley.
10701 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Geyser Peak Winery
One of California's oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Graton Ridge Cellars
A small family operation cultivating premium grapes into handcrafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines with the utmost attention to detail.
3561 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Harvest Moon Winery
Harvest Moon was founded on growing, producing and bottling world-class Russian River wines across the varietal board that exhibit fresh, juicy vineyard-focused flavors which burst on the palate and possess long, lingering finishes.
2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Hook & Ladder Winery
A small family winery that employs a simple philosophy - craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink.
2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
HKG Estate Wines (Hop Kiln Winery)
HKG Estate Wines blends old world techniques with modern technology to create estate grown wine in harmony with the terroir, in an historic building in Healdsburg.
6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Iron Horse Vineyards
Where rustic meets elegance — Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County's most prestigious, small, independent, estate, family-owned wineries.
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
J Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
J Rochioli produces terroir-driven wines that result in silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs, rich, opulent Chardonnays, and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.
6192 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
J Vineyards & Winery
J Vineyards & Winery's Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines are the result of the Russian River Valley cool climate, the finest fruit and gentle, respectful, sustainable winemaking.
11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Producing classically styled, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines with depth and beauty in Sonoma County since 1976.
(707) 431-5250, 800-654-1213
1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Kistler Vineyards is a small, family owned and operated winery in the Russian River Valley specializing in the production of world-class Burgundian-styled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir using old world techniques applied to new world vineyards.
4707 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Korbel Champagne Cellars
A showcase of the heritage and the history of winemaking in North America for over 130 years, Korbel primarily manufactures sparkling wine, and sells the largest volume of premium traditional Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine in the United States.
13250 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
La Crema produces Russian River Valley & Sonoma Coast handcrafted Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, deeply rooted in the cool climate appellations where they grow their grapes.
(707) 431-9400, 800-314-1762
235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Lambert Bridge Winery
Lambert Bridge Winery offers premium wines from Sonoma County.
(707) 431-9600, 800-975-0555
4085 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Lancaster Estate Winery
Dedicated to crafting limited release Bordeaux styled wines that are estate grown, bottled, and produced in its state of the art winery.
15001 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
MacMurray Ranch's exquisite Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonay wines reflect the winery's treasured traditions, breathtaking vineyards and the heart and soul of the Russian River Valley.
3387 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Martinelli Winery specializes in small single vineyard lots of Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Syrah from the Russian River Valley..
3360 River Road,Windsor, CA 95492
Matanzas Creek Winery
Matanzas Creek's Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines and hand crafted lavender products made from its own lavender gardens, embody the winery's long standing commitment to quality.
6097 Bennett Valley Road,Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The Meeker Vineyard is a family owned winery in Sonoma County, and has been making big red Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wines since 1977.
21035 Geyserville Avenue,Geyserville, CA 95441
Michel-Schlumbeger takes great pride in the wines produced from this all-estate, organically farmed fruit and is renowned for their elegant Dry Creek Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.
4155 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Murphy-Goode Winery - Tasting Room
Murphy-Good is family owned and has been making Fume Blanc and Chardonnay wine in Sonoma County for over a decade, and also produces world-class Bordeaux varieties.
20 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Nalle is a family owned and operated winery in Healdsburg specializing in hand-crafted Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot wines.
2383 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Papapietro - Perry Winery
Papapietro Perry Winery specializes in small lots of handcrafted, single-vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Zinfandel and also produces a limited amount of Chardonnay.
(707) 433-0422, 877-467-4668
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Passalacqua is a family owned winery focusing on hand crafted, small-lot production of Zinfandel, its signature Super-Tuscan blend, and limited-edition Cabernets in the heart of historic Dry Creek Valley.
3805 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Pellegrini Family Vineyards
The Pellegrini Wine Company is a family owned business that has been growing grapes and producing wine in Sonoma County for four generations.
4055 West Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Porter Creek Vineyards
Porter Creek focuses on organic hillside-grown, vineyard designated Burgandy and Rhone varietals to create highly nuanced original wines with great purity reflecting the Russian River terroir.
8735 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Quivira Winery is a family owned organic & biodynamically-farmed winery specializing in Sauvingon Blanc, Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.
4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making world class limited production wine in the Dry Creek Valley.
4685 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Raymond Burr Vineyards
Established by the actor in 1986, Raymond Burr Vineyards produces award winning 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay... and orchids.
(707) 433-8559, 888-900-0024
8339 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Ridge has been creating exceptional single vineyard wines since 1962 from high-quality grapes of distinct, individual character by following a 19th century model of guiding the winemaking process with minimal intervention.
650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rodney Strong creates critically acclaimed world-class single vineyard and reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and varietal wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County..
(707) 431-1533, 800-678-4763
11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Seghesio Family Vineyards
Edoardo Seghesio planted his first zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley in 1895. Today Seghesio Vineyards specializes in award-winning Zinfandel, including wines made from century-old vines, as well as rare Italian varietals.
700 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Siduri focuses on producing more than 20 limited production Pinot Noirs from the best vineyards, representing one of the most extensive Pinot offerings in any California winery.
980 Airway Court, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Silver Oak Cellars
Established in 1972, Silver Oak Cellars is a family owned, California winery dedicated to producing only Cabernet Sauvignon.
24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
Simi produces distinctive Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc, and has been making wine from the same stone cellar in Healdsburg since 1890.
16275 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Sonoma-Cutrer's flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, is the most requested Chardonnay in America's finest restaurants.
4401 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492
Stonestreet Winery, located in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley, produces intense, flavorful wines from mountain and hillside vineyards.
7111 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Sunce is a small, ultra-premium family owned winery specializing in diverse, locally produced small lot varietal and blended wines, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Trione Vineyards & Winery
Established in 2005, Trione Winery set out to create small lots of wine from its estate grown grapes. Today the family run winery is best known for its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines.
19550 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, CA 95441
Twomey makes exceptional, approachable, food-friendly Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines that are deliciously drinkable upon release.
3000 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Yoakim Bridge Vineyards & Winery
Yoakim Bridge approaches winemaking with respect to the environment using sustainable methods to produce Zinfandel and Merlot with great intensity and flavor in Healdsburg.
7209 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Additionally, please review our favorite Napa Valley Wineries, St. Helena and Calistoga Wineries and Sonoma Valley Wineries. For additional tour and tasting information please see our Sonoma Wine Tours and Sonoma Wine Tasting pages.