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Arista Winery

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Address: 7015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-473-0606
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Arista Winery was founded by the McWilliams family in 2002 with a mission...

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 acres of estate owned vineyards and we work closely with local growers who share our dedication to sustainability in their vineyards. We do not attempt to manipulate our vineyard sites but instead strive to preserve each vineyard's natural qualities.

In addition to our wines, we pride ourselves on having created a true destination experience for our visitors. A breathtaking setting of Japanese water gardens, mountain and vineyard vistas, combined with an inviting tasting room, offers guests a welcoming environment that encourages picnic lunches and leisurely days spent on the estate.

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Top-Notch Winery!

Of the 10 wineries we visited on our trip to Sonoma this fall, Arista stood out as the hands-down favorite amongst a varied group of 6 people. Impressive, eh? STAFF: 5 stars... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
JaimeP_63
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of the 10 wineries we visited on our trip to Sonoma this fall, Arista stood out as the hands-down favorite amongst a varied group of 6 people. Impressive, eh? STAFF: 5 stars. On arriving, a staffer happily welcomed us. He told us that our scheduled tasting would start on time in a few minutes and while waiting for us to... More 

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Thank JaimeP_63
Sonoma, California
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a winery owned by someone willing to invest in a beautiful garden and charge lots of money for most of its wines. We really enjoyed wandering throughout their garden and tasting a number of wines, primarily Pinot Noir. The value of the wine quality vs. price wasn't evident when one cost $75. Some others there didn't agree as... More 

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Thank BoulderNut
Manchester, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a gem of a winery. The Pinot Noirs are excellent, and they make a Zinfandel that is very unique...tastes more like a Pinot Noir which makes sense since the winemaker specializes in Pinot Noir. The wines are only available at the winery, so we had our favorites shipped home. The Japanese Garden is very pretty and very relaxing.... More 

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Thank Derwood M
Libertyville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We packed a lunch when we rented bikes from Wine Country Bikes and stopped here as recommended on the Russian River Bike Tour. We had our lunch in their beautiful picnic area ( after making sure they did not mind) while the planes were practicing for the Santa Rosa air show. So fun. Afterward we went inside for a tasting.... More 

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Thank Jen B
Hickory Corners, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

While the walkways and gardens are beautiful, the wines (opinion of 4 of us) were lacking something in their flavor. The servers did not seem as knowledgeable as in some of the other places we would visit. Beauty of the place makes the stop worthwhile.

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Thank Sid D
El Dorado Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My husband and I made that comment when we first visited the winery over 6 years ago. It was a delightful surprise to us when our daughter chose Arista as her wedding site. The setting is lovely and peaceful--worth reserving a table for a picnic if you are a nature lover.The wines are great, as noted by a recent Wine... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The surroundings and the Japanese garden are amazing. Wines are excellent, a bit more expensive than other wineries I visited but Arista now has a reputation.... Tasting fee is waved on purchase of 2 bottles, I was impressed by a Pinot noir and a Zinfandel.

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Thank Reshad R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Here with a number of co-workers for a wine tasting and gourmet flatbread pizzas cooked in their outdoor oven. Both were fantastic. In addition, the grounds and the views were breathtaking. It was a wonderful experience that was well worth the trip.

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Thank Conall H
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have been here several times most recently last weekend with friends from out of town. The wine is excellent and and at a reasonable price point. They have a lovely view of the valley and mountains behind them. They have Japanese garden with small ponds, water falls and beautiful flowers throughout the thru, It is on the Westside Road... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Wine tasting was authentic, staff knowledgeable and friendly, gardens really lovely. A great afternoon.

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