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Arista Winery was founded by the McWilliams family in 2002 with a mission to create the most elegant expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. We are committed to sustainable farming practices and sustainable business practices. We farm our 30...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8326
+1 707-473-0606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite surprised to be writing this glowing review. Stopped at Arista to accommodate our travelling companions, who had previously visited. I was skeptical because of limited wine selections (pinots and chardonnays - that's it). Boy, was I wrong about this place. This was one the...More

Thank jwills08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were late for our appointment but called before to let them know...when we showed up the staff, Kerry in particular, was unaccommodating and unwelcoming. We asked if they wanted us to leave (and pay for the tasting) and they declined but seemed annoyed with...More

1  Thank BoardingPass539432
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, their garden is amazing - it's comfortable, well maintained and absolutely lovely. Get a glass and sit down to enjoy the peacefulness, then go inside and buy some wine to take home. We didn't realize they only take reservations for tastings and...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The winery is beautiful and the wines are delicious. Be sure to walk about the lovely gardens We had the pleasure of meeting Mark & Jennifer and family during our visit. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return! :)

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best time at Arista. We had a 4pm tasting w Tony that ended up being a private tasting. Tony was welcoming, funny, knowledgeable and made someone who does not know much about wine very comfortable. Great family feel. The Pinot Noirs are excellent....More

Thank Bri Anne M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Toured Arista solo & throughly enjoyed the experience! Loved the golf cart tour of the property & the beautiful tasting pavilion. The Chef's bites were excellent & the wine was great too!!

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We loved the tasting experience at Arista. Kenzie was a great host, pouring some amazing wines and sharing with us the history of the winery and their unique winemaking techniques. We thoroughly recommend, if the weather is good, taking a glass of wine to enjoy...More

3  Thank Harry C
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Amazing intimate experience. I can't wait to go again. The grounds are well-maintained and unique with the Japanese touches. The wine is excellent and the pinots were far superior to others in the region.

2  Thank Holly V
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Ended up late to the appointment (poor planning on my behalf), but Michael at Arista was great about it. We did have a reserved tasting, which turned out to be just my wife and I. By the time we arrived we ended up skipping the...More

2  Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a wonderful time drinking excellent wine, laughing and sharing stories with Kenzie, and finally meeting the assistant wine maker and his wife, Gordon Miller and Amy. A fabulous winery with topnotch wines. Make an appoiiitment. ❤️

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2 July 2017|
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Response from BigRick56 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 45 minutes by bicycle.