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“Good Winery for Dining and Wine Tasting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Russian River Vineyards

Russian River Vineyards
5700 Gravenstein Highway North, Forestville, CA 95436
+1 707-887-3344
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Come join us at our beautiful open air tasting room in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We offer a full range of meticulously crafted wines that express the creative commitment of our winemaker. Be sure to sample our award-winning Pinot Noir and Zinfandel and enjoy a glass of wine on our "Sunset Patio" overlooking the vineyards. Consider staying for dinner in our restaurant, the only winery-based restaurant in the Russian River Valley, offering an unparalleled Wine Country dining experience in an historic 1890s farmhouse. Tasting Room Hours: 11 am to 5 pm (open daily) A $10.00 tasting fee is charged to sample our wines, but is waived with any purchase. Food and Wine Pairings at Russian River Vineyards Russian River Vineyards offers private wine tasting with food and wine pairings. Please call or email to schedule a reservation.
Fremont, California
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“Good Winery for Dining and Wine Tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have enjoyed going to Russian River Vineyards a number of times. They have a good restaurant there called Corks Restaurant. We have dined there a couple of times. We once celebrated New Years Eve and had a nice dinner paired with wine. This visit we had a delightful lunch in their patio area and enjoyed a glass of wine. One can make restaurant reservations by either calling the winery restaurant or making them on open table.

\Wine tasting is also good. The service and setting makes this a good winery to go to.

Visited August 2014
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El Dorado Hills, California
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“Exceptional wines, great food, beautiful grounds, and the right attitude!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fabulous find! We did a little research online - including Trip Advisor comments - to plan a recent wine trip. The Russian River Vineyards rated well, so we included Russian River on our winery tour. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised at the beautiful grounds, the innovative dishes at the restaurant, and the down-to-earth attitude and delicious wine making by Geo - one of the owners. We had a vineyard tour with the winemaker - Geo - and it was a great experience. Geo is a very personable and knowledgeable guy. His demonstrates a passion for making his exceptionally good wines, while maintaining the humility of a farmer just doing his thing. We have 3 recommendations: Try the wines, eat the food, and meet/talk to Geo. You will enjoy all 3!

Visited November 2014
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“Iconic location with new passion and vision.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This winery has a restaurant on the grounds. Producing small lots of well made wines including some hard to find varietals such as Gewurztraminer. We enjoyed well made food paired with the wines. It is in a beautiful and historic location. A great place for lunch in the heart of the Russian River AVA.

Visited November 2014
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“An excellent surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We took the advice of our tour guide to stop at this winery. We were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful and it was a perfect fall day for an outdoor tasting. The wines were delicious, but our favorite was Chester's Zinfandel. The hostess was outstanding. She was friendly and quite knowledgeable, which made our visit even more enjoyable.

Visited November 2014
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San Carlos, California
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“A beautiful place to taste wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came here for wine tasting and immediately fell in love with the outdoor setting and the friendly demeanor of the host who poured for us. Her conversation and the setting was even more important to us than the wine. We loved it so much we came back for a second visit.

Visited October 2014
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