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“Great wine, exclusive club”

Rochioli Vineyards and Winery
Ranked #48 of 158 things to do in Healdsburg
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Bay Point, California
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126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great wine, exclusive club”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Rochioli is known as "ground zero" for Pinot Noirs and is a benchmark winery for oenophiles. Their wines have regularly been served at the White House, and they have a very cool book of WH dinner invitations to prove it. Rochioli also regularly appears at the top of the rating charts in Wine Spectator

As many have stated in their reviews, don't expect to taste the really good stuff on your visit, though you will definitely have some good wines. Their best wine is limited production and highly prized, so they only sell it to their top clients and loyal members. And don't expect to join up the day you arrive, either. The membership at Rochioli is more exclusive than a country club, and the waiting list is LONG.

That said, the view from the tasting room and patio is one of the best in the Russian River Valley. Minus one star for being so exclusive!

Visited August 2012
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Pleasant Hill, California
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“Wonderful Tasting”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Wonderful tasting and pick up of wines with a very knowledgeable wine pourer who shared all the wines of the day.

Visited February 2013
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Houston
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“Great wine, but disappointing tastings”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Frankly, we're one of Rochioli's biggest fans--we've been on their list for several years, and they make some of the best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays the Russian River Valley has to offer. Having said that, on our recent stop, we tasted three of the most ordinary wines we've drunk in a long time--I'd rather have paid for the single vineyard wines than just have been offered the free estate wines. The tasting room offers a beautiful view, but the offerings just aren't showing off what Rochioli can do, which is unfortunate, because they are simply outstanding.

Visited November 2012
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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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“Some of the best pinot”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

There is no question why this vineyard carries a five year wait just to get on the order list. The wines are exceptional. One of the absolute must stops in the Russian River Valley and close to some other great spots.

Visited November 2012
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Illinois
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“Nice wine, environment and staff”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Beautiful vineyard to sit outside, sip some wine and enjoy the view. The staff was very nice and knowledgable. I would recommend stopping at this gem.

Visited September 2012
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