Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams. From the beginning the McWilliams have firmly believed that the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are produced in small lots. This belief has always led to an emphasis on quality over quantity and a determination to discover and develop unique vineyard sites that reflect the distinct characteristics of the Russian River Valley. In 2012 the McWilliams’ sons Mark and Ben took over the family business and now run the day-to-day operations.
In addition to their vineyards, the estate also features one acre of organic gardens, a thriving brood of multiple breeds of American Heritage hens, and serves as the base for the honey and olive oil production. Timothy Kaulfers, executive chef, oversees the garden and masterfully marries the handcrafted wines with the hand grown produce to create truly inspiring pairings.
We are located just outside of Healdsburg, on Westside Road, in the heart of Sonoma County's wine country, and we look forward to hosting you. Arista tasting experiences are by appointment only. All guests can review the experiences we offer here and you can book your appointment now. Calling us at (707) 473-0606 is the best way to schedule your appointment. Due to the intimate size of our tasting room, we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 8. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties.
Tours & Tastings:
By appointment only
Food & wine pairings
By DLNYNY - on Oct 31, 2020
Poor service because of color.
Our server Anne was not friendly and didn't pay us any attention or explain the wines to us in detail. She asked us which bottles we wanted to purchase before we even tasted the last wine on our...
This appointment only winery on a West Side road is a must stop if you love Pinot. They have several Pinots from all over Sonoma county that are stunning! Their Chardonnay is great as well. Read the...