Taste Wine in Russian River Valley

With over 50 wineries/Tasting Rooms within 20 minutes of Guerneville, your wine tasting excursion could have no better, and certainly no more scenic, starting point. Downtown Guerneville even has a tasting room now, as White Tail Wine Bar offers some choice wines from the area.  Just 8 miles west, in Duncans Mills, Sophie’s Cellars feature wines from small, family owned wineries in Sonoma and neighboring counties. They have a wide variety of economical wines for everyday drinking as well as exceptional wine for special occasions or for cellaring. For information call 707-865-1122.

Korbel Champagne Cellars, at 13250 River Rd., is just a few miles up river Road from Guerneville. With daily tours of these impressive grounds, you will find Korbel a great place to start or end your wine tasting excursion. Their deli offers a perfect place to grab a snack or meal and there is a Visitor Center to help you find your way to the next adventure. (707) 824-7000.

West Side Road, just a few miles past Korbel, offers a delightful cluster of wineries, including Gary Ferrell, Moshin, Porter Creek, Hop Kiln, Twomey, Arista, Thomas George Estates, Matrix, Rochioli, Armida and Mill Creek. East of Guerneville on Highway 116, you will find Hartford Family Wines, Russian River Vineyards, Merry Edwards, Iron Horse Vineyards, Dutton Estate, and Taft Street. Another cluster of fine wineries is on Olivet Road off of Guerneville Road on the way to Santa Rosa. Wineries on that road include Sunce, Hook & Ladder, De Loach, Pellegrini and Harvest Moon. • wineroad.com