The Russian River wineries are located in northern Sonoma County. , near Santa Rosa. In addition to wine tasting, the Russian River offers calm water rafting, fishing, kayaking and swimming (in warm weather).
The area is the home of Armstrong Redwoods, where you can stroll amongst thousand year old redwood groves.
You can plan your Russian River Valley wine tasting excursion with the following information on the local Russian River wineries and available tours, tasting room hours, picnic areas and more.
The river flows south along the east side of Highway 101, then crosses to the west side in Healdsburg and meanders out to the coast.
A Ticket to the Wine Road is a 1 or 3 day pass to most of the local wineries.
The Russian River Valley wine region is generally the area between Healdsburg and Guerneville. From Healdsburg, you go south on Westside road, which then goes west until it merges onto River Road. Korbel Champagne Cellars is out here and well worth a visit.
When you pass the town of Guerneville, go left on the 116 (Gravenstein Highway) to take the scenic road southeast back towards Forestville. Much of the apple orchards have been replaced with vineyards. You’ll see a lot of redwoods out here as well. As there are several wineries off of side roads in this area, you may want to bring a map along.
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RUSSIAN RIVER WINERIES
Please note: the tasting fees may have changed since this writing
4035 Westside Rd., Healdsburg
Daily 11-5, summers 11-6 Fri-Sat
Sensory tour in garden.
Davis Bynum Winery
8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg
De Loach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Rd., Santa Rosa
Tasting fee $5, reserve tasting at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 for $15 includes cheeses and chocolate.
Tours for $10 at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 by appointment.
New visitor’s center, picnic area, horseshoe pits, gift shop, organic garden.
12707 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
Complimentary wine tasting.
Self guided vineyard tour, picnic area.
Hop Kiln Winery
6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg
Historical landmark, picnic area, duck pond, old fig garden.
J Vineyards & Winery
11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
Food and wine pairings.
Tours daily by appointment.
The Bubble Room tasting salon features table service Fri-Sun 11-4.
Call 707-431-5430 to reserve.
Joseph Swan Vineyards
2916 Laguna Road, Forestville
Sat-Sun 11-4:30. Closed the last two weekends in January.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton
Garden tours at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00
Culinary and sensory gardens, viticulture exhibit, century old walnut grove.
Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Road, Guerneville
Daily 9-5:30, winter 9-5
Tours available in rose gardens and champagne cellars.
Antique rose gardens, delicatessen and market, outdoor patio, gift shop.
3360 River Road, Windsor
Wine tasting in historic Hop Barn.
Gourmet foods, picnic area.
Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg
Complimentary wine tasting.
Tours at 11:00 and 3:00
Picnic area, summer concerts.