Russian River Valley – Heaven for Wine Lovers

One of the most important wine growing regions in Sonoma County is the Russian River Valley.  Here you will find Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer grapes all transformed into award winning wine.  Like most other wineries in Sonoma County, most Russian River Valley wineries are open for tasting.  Some of them offer free tastings while others offer wine tasting for a small fee.  There may be a higher fee for a reserve wine tasting, which will allow you to sample even more fine wine. 

Our favorite winery to visit in the Russian River Valley is Korbel Champagne Cellars.  They offer a free tour of their winery.  The tour explains the making of champagne and includes details about the founding of the winery and the history of the area.  The Korbel Champagne Cellars tasting room offers free tastings of several varieties of their award-winning Champagne.  Do you like your Champagne sweet or dry?  Are you looking for a Champagne to drink every day or searching for something to help you celebrate a more special occasion?  Korbel Champagne Cellars has the perfect Champagne for you no matter what your preference or the occasion.  The winery features The beautiful Korbel Champagne Cellars in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Countybeautiful gardens and a warm and welcoming tasting room.  There is also an outside deck where you can sip your Champagne under the Sonoma County redwoods.  Not a big fan of Champagne?  No problem!  Korbel also makes brandy, wine and sherry. 

There are many wineries in the Russian River Valley, so it is easy to spend a day wine tasting.  You can easily go from one winery to the next winery, sampling the bounty of the Russian River Valley.  The following wineries are all in the Russian River Valley:

Acorn Winery
Adrian Fog Winery
Arista Winery
Arrowood Vineyards & Winery
Athair Wines Inc.
Balletto Vineyards
Barefoot Cellars
Benovia Winery
Benziger Family Winery
C. Donatiello Winery
Chateau Felice
Christopher Creek Winery
Copain Wines
Coterie Cellars, Inc.
D & L Carinalli Vineyards (Winery)
D’Argenzio Winery, Inc.
David Bruce Winery, Inc.
Davis Bynum Winery
Davis Family Vineyards
Dehlinger Winery
DeLoach Vineyards
Derbes Wines
DuMOL Wine Company, LLC
DuNah Vineyard & Winery
Dutch Bill Creek Winery
Dutton Estate Winery/Sebastopol Vnyds
Dutton-Goldfield Winery, LLC
Emeritus Vineyards
Eric Ross Winery
Fanucchi Vineyards (Winery)
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Fog Crest Vineyards (Winery)
Foppiano Vineyards
Forchini Vineyards & Winery (Assoc. Winery)
Freeman Vineyard & Winery
Freestone Vineyards
Frei Brothers Winery
Gallo Family Vineyards (Winery)
Gary Farrell Wines, Inc.
George Wine Company
Graton Ridge Cellars (Winery)
Hanna Winery
Hartford Family Winery
Harvest Moon Winery
Holdredge Winery
Hook & Ladder Vineyards and Winery
Hop Kiln Winery
Hunter Wine Cellars/Chasseur
Inman Family Wines
Inspiration Vineyards & Winery
Iron Horse Vineyards
J Lynne/Vine Tastings
J Vineyards & Winery
John Tyler Wines
Joseph Swan Vineyards (Winery)
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center
Kenwood Vineyards
Ketcham Estate (Winery)
Kistler Vineyards
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Kosta Browne Winery
La Crema Winery
La Czar Vineyard, LLC(Winery)
Lake Sonoma Winery
Lauterbach Cellars
Ledson Winery & Vineyards
Limerick Lane Cellars
Littorai Wines
Longboard Vineyards, LLC
Lynmar Estate at Quail Hill Vineyard
MacMurray Ranch (Winery)
Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery
Martin Ray Winery
Martinelli Vineyards & Winery
Matrix Winery
Merriam Vineyards
Merry Edwards Wines
Mirassou Winery
Moshin Vineyards, Inc.
Mueller Winery
Old World Winery
Olson Ogden Wines
Ottimino Winery
Papapietro Perry Winery
Patz & Hall Wine Co.
Paul Hobbs Winery
Pellegrini Family Vineyards
Picket Fence Winery
Porter Creek Vineyards
Porter-Bass Vineyards & Winery
Ramey Wine Cellars
Repertoire Wines, LLC
River Road Cellars
Robert Rue Vineyard
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Russian Hill Estate Winery
Russian River Valley Winegrowers Foundation, Inc.
Sapphire Hill Vineyards & Winery
Selby Winery
Sequana Vineyards
Siduri Wines
Small Vines Wines, Inc (Winery)
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
St. Rose Winery (Winery)
Suacci Carciere (Winery)
Sunce Winery & Vineyard
Tandem Wines
Terlato Vineyards
Thomas George Estates
TR Elliott, LLC
Tremani Vineyards
Trione Vineyards
Twomey Cellars
UPTick Vineyards
Valley of the Moon Winery
Walker Station Vineyards
Wild Hog Vineyard
Williams Selyem Winery
Windsor Oaks Vineyards
Woodenhead Vintners
Zmor