Our Favorite Russian River Wineries
It is reputed by many vinophiles that as a group the Russian River wineries are among some of the finest in Northern California, rivalling those of the nearby Napa Valley. The Russian River Valley was approved as an American Viticultural Area in 1983. A vistor will the opportunity to sample outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines, as as exemplary Merlots and Zinfandels.
At Platypus Wine Tours we focus on providing a special experience for our guests, visiting smaller, more intimate wineries that offer delicious, unique wines. We’re happy that the travel website Trip Advisor consistently ranks our Sonoma Wine Tours as a top-rated activity in the region – and our North Sonoma County wine tours to the Russian River are just as well liked!
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Here are some of our favorite Russian River Wineries (updated October, 2014):
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.