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Ferrari-Carano Winery

8761 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448
+1 707-433-6700
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Ranked #34 of 117 Activities in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Ferrari-Carano, located in picturesque Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, is home to world-class wines, five acres of award-winning gardens and... more » Owner description: Ferrari-Carano, located in picturesque Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, is home to world-class wines, five acres of award-winning gardens and breathtaking vineyard views. Taste Classic Wines in the Villa Fiore Wine Shop or taste Reserve Wines in the Enoteca located in the underground cellar. Tasting Rooms open daily. Tour and private tastings are available by appointment. « less
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Reno, Nevada
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366 reviews 366 reviews
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317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This has been a favorite winery for ours for 20 years. It's one of the most beautiful settings in the wine country. I love their white wines and desert wines. There is a very nice gift shop as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Our friends, who had been here before, made sure we stopped by. Come for the wonderful wine selections and gifts, but stay to walk the gardens and the countryside. One of the most beautiful wineries I have ever visited. That includes Germany, Virginia (sic) and North Carolina? After all, we are from the East Coast. Anytime I'm allowed to taste... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Passing through wine country on our way home from a summer vacation we stopped at Ferrari-Carano for their 10 am tour. James was our guide, and he couldn't have been nicer. He gave us a history of the winery and took us on a tour of the wine making process. The gardens alone are worth a visit. We felt like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ferrari-Carano Vineyard This winery and vineyard was so spectacularly beautiful and in the Dry Creek Valley (photo attached) and a couple of miles from Lake Sonoma!  The owners, Don and Rhonda Carano, own the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno and have put their proceeds to good (in our opinion) and opulent use.  Called Villa Fiore (House of Flowers), the Mediterranean mansion... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The gardens are grounds are beautiful. The wine tasting is very good. Allow time to wander the grounds and gardens either before or after tasting wine.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our group of 4 visited Ferrari-Carano last week and had a wonderful time. It's about 10 miles out of Healdsburg on Dry Creek Road. The Caranos have created quite a spread here. This is a beautifully landscaped place; very welcoming and easygoing. The wines are mass-produced, but this is a special place and well worth the visit.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We actually did not participate in the wine tasting as it was very busy that day. We did however look around their amazing property including a large garden area that is a must see.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our guide took us here because I told him I liked gardening. This place is what I expected to see when visiting wineries. We stroll through the gardens, saw a real cork tree, took a few pictures in front of the vineyard, walked down to the basement to see the barrel storage room. We didn't purchase any wine here because... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The second wine tasting at Ferrari-Carano winery was much better than the one we did the day before in Napa Valley. Sonoma Valley is indeed more laid-back and this winery located in the Northern part if the valley is very hospitable. Our host, Aaron, was very helpful with the choice of wines. Unfortunately, I must coonfess that Californian wines don't... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our visit to this winery with friends was wonderful. The staff in the tasting room was very jovial. One of them was celebrating a birthday so others brought out a cake and we all joined in singing HappyBirthday. I especially liked the Cabernet. The grounds are just gorgeous. I asked if they conducted weddings on the grounds, since it would... More

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