Sonoma Coast Wineries
Wine Tasting Near River's End
If you are ambitious enough to enjoy a long lunch at River’s End followed by local wine tasting, our area will not disappoint. Begin your wine tasting afternoon with the Fort Ross Winery, located high on the coastal ridges just five minutes north of Jenner. Floating above the clouds even on the foggiest day, you’ll sip 100% estate grown vintages in a rustic barn-style building that is the first and only tasting room in the new Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. We believe winemaker Jeff Pisoni has succeeded in elevating Fort Ross Vineyard pinot noirs and chardonnays to new heights of excellence.
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Venture further for more
If you can devote an entire day to wine tasting, we suggest you explore the twelve miles of Westside Road connecting the town of Healdsburg to River Road near Guerneville. You will find wineries large and small, new and old, and ranging in style from picnic-friendly to formal. Some of our favorite tasting rooms include Thomas George Estates, Gary Farrell Winery, Arista Winery, and Moshin Vineyards.
Another up-and-coming area for wine tasting is south of River Road, in the area between Forestville and Sebastopol. Make an appointment for a tasting on the patio of the renowned Iron Horse Vineyards, where you’ll sample sparkling wines that have been served at the White House for over thirty years.
Visits to Hartford Family Winery, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, and Merry Edwards Winery are well worth your time for the beautiful wines you’ll discover as well as the warm welcome from local wine experts. A great resource for explorations of the entire Sonoma County Wine region is The Wine Road website.