Take a Slow Ride Day Trip in Alexander Valley

The delightfully quaint and quiet town of Geyserville is in the midst of one of the great wine appellations of California, the Alexander Valley. For those who seek a change of pace this town is an ideal alternative. Geyserville has a fabulous gourmet restaurant, excellent lodging, and several nearby “can’t miss” wineries.

Begin your journey by taking a left on Canyon Road; just after passing under the Freeway take a right on Chianti Road. Geyser Peak Winery promises a gracious introduction to an unforgettable Wine Country adventure. The Geyser Peak Winery has a long history of ownership dating back to 1880. Head back on Chianti and take a right on Canyon Road to Pedroncelli Winery. This winery is actually located just outside the Alexander Valley, in the Dry Creek Valley wine appellation. Pedroncelli is a family-owned winery that began operation in 1927. Be sure to try the incredible Mother Clone Zinfandel. Next, travel south on Highway 128 to the heart of the Alexander Valley and to the Robert Young Estate Winery and Field Stone Winery. Within a short distance you will pass De Lorimier Winery and Murphy-Goode Estate Winery, both worth a visit. Just past Murphy-Goode is Geyser Road, turn left and look for Red Wine Rd. where the the Robert Young Estate Winery is located. Robert Young is a boutique winery, producing three high-quality wines, each in small amounts. They use the very best grapes from their estate vineyards to make an outstanding Chardonnay, a Merlot, and a Bordeaux style blend. For your last stop of the day, continue on Red Wine Rd., which connects to Pine Flat Rd. Then take a right on Pine Flat which gets you back on 128 heading south to the very last winery on this Highway in Sonoma County, Field Stone Winery. The wines are fantastic, especially the Petite Syrah and the port wine. The view of the surrounding vineyards is beyond compare and a perfect spot for a relaxing picnic lunch.