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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

8761 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Toll Free: 800-831-0381
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
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Ferrari-Carano Mountain Ranch, Alexander Valley
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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, the dream and hard work of Don and Rhonda Carano, is located in picturesque Dry Creek Valley and is one of California’s finest wineries. Here visitors may taste highly-acclaimed wines, stroll lush gardens and enjoy spectacular vineyard views. Ferrari-Carano owns over 1500 acres of certified sustainably-farmed vineyards throughout some of the California’s most prestigious wine grape growing appellations. At the winery, visitors may taste classic and limited release wines in the Villa Fiore Wine Shop, in the Enoteca located in the underground cellar, or on Il Terrazzo, the outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyards. Wines are also available by the bottle or glass. Open daily, no appointment necessary. Tours are free and by appointment, and private tastings are also available by appointment.
AVAs Where Wines Are From:
Alexander Valley
Dry Creek Valley
Northern Sonoma
Russian River Valley
Prominent Wines Produced:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Meritage (Bordeaux)
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Port / Dessert Wine
Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc
Wines, Other: Fume Blanc, SIENA, PreVail West Face, PreVail Back Forty, Dessert Wines: Eldorado Gold, Eldorado Noir, Baci.
Tasting Room Info:
Days / Hours Tasting Room is Open: Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tasting Fee Description: In the Villa Fiore Wine Shop, taste 5 Classic Wines for $10 (refunded with $50 purchase). In the Enoteca located in the underground cellar, taste 4 Limited Release/Reserve Wines for $25 (refunded with $150 purchase). Wines are also available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. When the weather is nice, choose to sip wines on Il Terrazzo, the outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyards. No appointment is necessary to wine taste. Free winery tours are offered daily at 10am, by appointment. Private Tastings are also available by appointment in the PreVail Room and range in price from $30 to $50. A King of Reds wine and chocolate pairing is available in the Enoteca for $35 and includes five Cabernet Sauvignon wines paired with a custom, artisan chocolate flavor bar.
Tours and Visitor Experiences:
Culinary/Flower Garden
Food & Wine Pairings
Pairings/Experiences Description: The pleasures of wine are meant to be shared. Private Tastings are available by appointment and range in price from $30 to $50. Each Private Tasting is hosted in the PreVail Room located in the Enoteca in the underground cellar and is designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative way. For the novice or the wine connoisseur!

Cabernet Terroir
Dirt matters! Really, it does. Learn all about "terroir", an elusive yet critically important belief in wine appreciation when you taste four wines: Home Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Tresor, PreVail West Face and PreVail Back Forty -- all from uniquely different vineyards in Alexander Valley. Paired with a local artisan charcuterie plate, this tasting is sure to please your palate.

Custom/Pick of The Bunch
You pick the wines! This tasting walks guests through an in-depth tasting of five wines of your choice and is tailored to cover any wine-related topics about which participants would like to know. This program provides the perfect opportunity to ask specific questions about different aspects of winemaking and styles of wine.

White Wine Lovers
Love white wines? Then this one's for you. This tasting features five of Ferrari-Carano’s popular white wines and offers an in-depth look into the winemaking process of creating these delicious wines. Paired with local artisan cheeses, this tasting is a white wine lovers paradise.

King of Reds
A big fan of big reds? We won't disappoint you! This tasting includes four Ferrari-Carano Cabernet-based wines and the delicious dessert wine, Eldorado Noir, paired with delicious chocolates and dried fruits. A tasting experience you will not soon forget.

Passion for Pinot
Keep calm and taste our Pinot Noirs! This tasting highlights Ferrari Carano’s expanding portfolio of small production, vineyard designate Pinot Noirs. Guests will enjoy four Pinot Noirs from Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge. Each wine will be further enhanced by a small bite to showcase the nuances and uniqueness of each style.

Test your "smell memory"...it's fun! You will become familiar with 12 fresh aromas that are present in five of our wines. You'll familiarize yourself with those scents and then try to identify the aromas in the wines. This is a fun and open discussion on wine aromas and flavor characteristics.

Wine and food pairing made easy. Learn the art and science of matching our wines with the perfect food. You will taste four wines perfectly paired with delicious, seasonal small bites prepared by our winery chef.
Tours/Hikes Description and Times: Free tours are offered daily, 10am, by appointment. Private Tastings are by appointment.
Winery Tours
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