Rather venture away from the Healdsburg hub?  This is your off the wall RRV itinerary.  Travel out Westside road or throughout Santa Rosa to visit these hip tasting rooms.

Russian River Valley

  1. Hook & Ladder Winery (also welcomes large groups and open Friday) is the epitome of what you’d picture a garage winery to look like. From a car garage to production and tasting room, Hook & Ladder has the DeLoach family winemaking expertise and the laid back atmosphere.
  2. Inman Family Winery (open Friday) has a Rosé reputation with sustainability as a high priority. Drive your electric car over to Inman for wine and a charge. Save the environment one bottle at a time.
  3. Lauterbach Cellars (open Friday) is a small family winery and tasting room. For a stroll down memory lane, Lauterbach Cellars represents the neighborly small town life of Healdsburg with its rustic small town charms (and great wine). You will meet the proprietor, Stew Lauterbach; the wine maker, Stew Lauterbach; the tasting room manager, Stew Lauterbach, and Stew Lauterbach, the one-man show.
  4. Old World Winery (welcomes large groups and open Friday) is the product of a local farmer with a vision. His wine is as pure as the grape itself: grape to glass, no additives. Join Derek in his laid back tasting room deep in the Russian River Valley.
  5. Porter Creek (open Friday) is well known among the locals as a Pinot Pioneer. With great wines and not all the noise of outside traffic, its Healdsburg’s best kept secret.
  6. Red Car Wines, oh Red Car Wines (open Friday). If not for the wine that comes from Sonoma Coast vines, this place is a sight to see. Part music lounge, part boutique, part game hub, come for the wine and stay for the fun.
  7. Siduri (welcomes large groups and open Friday), a small name with a big following! I never knew about Siduri until I realized how popular they were with our events. Siduri has a beautiful tasting room with wines that match.

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Posted by Anne Loupy

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