You'll find this area full of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
Some ideas of where to visit. None require an appointment though some have reserve wine flights or food/wine pairings that require advance notice. Most are along the Highway 116 corridor running from Sebastopol to Forestville.
|Part of the massive Dutton Ranch Vineyards|
image from robertturnerwines.com
Dutton Estate, Sebastopol
The Duttons are a local grape farming family.
Also part of a local grape growing family. Dutton Ranch Vineyard consists of over 1,000 acres of wine grapes in West County.
Small, a bit hard to find, not open every day of the week.
Fort Ross, Jenner
If you really want to get away from the crowds
Furthermore / Graton Ridge, Sebastopol
The owners of Futhermore bought Graton Ridge a couple years ago. Both labels available.
Part of the Kendall Jackson family. Unique for this area in that they make several Zinfandels, also.
Merry Edwards, Sebastopol
Well-known winemaker and a popular spot. Walk-in tastings may have a wait on the weekends so consider making a reservation and get a more in-depth tasting.
Paul Mathew, Graton
A small operation and they are not open every day.
Russian River, Forestville
Open later in the day than most. Restaurant onsite.
|Fort Ross Vineyard on the hilltop|