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“The best winery we've visited”

Ferrari-Carano Winery
Ranked #5 of 157 things to do in Healdsburg
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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.
Boerne, Texas
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“The best winery we've visited”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We've been to many wineries in Sonoma/Napa and elsewhere but this was by far our favorite. We were already fans of their wines, and after tasting some of their varietals that we had not had before, we are now even bigger fans. The wine bar/ gift shop upstairs is one of the nicest we visited this trip, very bright and stocked with all kinds of wine gifts. The best wine tasting room is the one downstairs, which serves their reserve wines. While the upstairs tasting area is a drink at the bar kind of place, downstairs you sit at a table while they serve you so you can linger and relax a bit. The tour, offered only at 10am, is free and very informative. It takes you through the incredible gardens--as an amateur gardener, I was awed by the creativity and beauty of this place, they use over 2000 plant species--and through the wine making facilities. Can't recall our guide's name, but there was not a question asked that she couldn't answer. Learned a lot of interesting things about producing wine, giving us a greater appreciation while consuming it now. Even the pourers knew what they were talking about, and if they feel like you are really interested, they have a few bottles not on the official lists that they might pour for you. Tasting fee is a nominal $5/pp, or 10 for the reserve wines. FC is a bit out of the way but the trip is worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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“Our Favorite Winery”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I spent 5 days in the Northern California wine country. The Ferrari Winery was our favorite winery but really not our favorite wine. The setting for the winery is spectacular and the gardens were unsurpassed. We tasted the Reserve selection at the winery and the associate conducting the pourings was very friendly and knowledgeable without being snooty like we found in several other wineries. The wine is good the service was great and it is definitely worth the drive if you are staying in the Napa area. Be sure to visit the overlook at Lake Sonoma if you get up there.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful Grounds & Friendly Staff”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were in awe of the beautiful buildings, grounds and surrounding landscape! The tasting room staff were friendly and helpful. We had a great conversation with the gentleman pouring at the tasting bar! If you get a chance to visit Ferrari-Carano It will be worth the stop!

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“You will never find more taste”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Gardens of winery are amazing. I do not remember any winery around tne world with such a nice gardens, art, scuptures. Lots of good taste..Wines are good. Specially we liked Adam. He is really knowlagble and very pleasant. Thnk you, Adam.

Visited August 2013
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Illinois
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“Beautiful gardens and grounds”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not wine drinkers, we went looking for beautiful grounds and definitely found them here! It's an incredible scene to experience and well worth the visit. We did try wine tasting here, only our second experience ever. Our server was somewhat friendly. At first I felt the wines were reasonable compared to what we had seen until we bought a bottle which was half the size of others we had purchased for the same price. Definitely go to view the grounds.

Visited July 2013
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