Arista Winery

Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams.

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  • 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.

    • Tasting Room Info:
      • By Appointment Only
      • Family owned
      • Picnic Area
    • Tours & Tastings:
      • Culinary / Flower Garden
      • Food & Wine Pairings
    • A true gem

      This is my fourth trip to wine country and i have learned over the years to stay clear of the larger, more commercial wineries. The host where we stayed suggested we visit this winery and we could...

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    • If you love Pinot make the the trip!

      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...

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    • Delightful!

      This was such a lovely place! Kerry (sp?) did a beautiful job educating my friend and I about the wines and grapes and telling us about the history of the winery. Fun to try so many. Gorgeous...

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