Vineyards & Winery
Twice as Nice!
Visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, or on the Healdsburg Plaza at Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Shop, both festively decorated for the holidays!
Tis the Season at our Villa Fiore Wine Shop
When trees begin to twinkle and jingle bells ring clear, we know that the holidays are here! Our Villa Fiore Wine Shop is bursting with Rhonda Carano’s vision of Italian-inspired gifts for everyone on your list, including ceramics, whimsical kitchen items, cookbooks, logo wear and glasses, and our very own Estate Olive Oil and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, to name a few. Oh, and don’t forget the wine! And just in case you decide to pack your wine and gift items home yourself, we have a soft or hard-shell suitcase that may be just what you need!
While we’re known for our wines, we’re also known for our gardens and grounds, and during the holidays, visitors will delight in the numerous, merry and bright Christmas trees strung with thousands of lights, ornaments and stunning accompaniments that bring the holidays to life at the Villa.
We offer wine tasting at both bars in the Villa – the Classic Wine Bar or the Enoteca – or, weather permitting, you may choose to enjoy the stunning fall and winter colors in the vineyard on Il Terrazzo, our outdoor terrace just outside the tasting room, where on the weekends, a seated wine flight is offered, or purchase one of our wines by the glass or by the bottle any day of the week. We offer a winery tour daily at 10 a.m., or book a private tasting, both by appointment, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or 1-800-831-0381. The winery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit www.ferrari-carano.com to find out much more.
Holiday Delights at Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Shop
Join us this holiday season in charming, downtown Healdsburg at Rhonda’s shop on the plaza, Seasons of the Vineyard, where you may sip Ferrari Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards wines while you shop for that perfect gift for the special someone in your life…or for yourself! You’ll delight in the shimmery and sparkly festive décor in and outside the shop that signifies the beginning of the holiday season and puts everyone in a festive mood.
We’re extending our hours for our Holiday Open House on Friday, November 24th, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and if you stop by between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., we’ll be offering delicious appetizers and an assortment of holiday cookies to nibble on while you shop and sip.
Our festively-decorated boutique will be full of unique items from all over the world…purses and umbrellas from Portugal, dishware from Italy, linens from France and much, much more! Our friendly team looks forward to helping you select just the right gift for your family and friends, so come on by! Open daily during the season, 11am to 6pm. Visit their website www.seasonsofthevineyard.com for more information. >>Submitted by Ferrari Carano
Sustainable Vineyard Practices
Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards have long practiced sustainable farming techniques to help protect the lands they farm – both vineyard and agriculture – and the environment that surrounds them. Don and Rhonda Carano realized early on that to achieve their goal of producing memorable, quality wines they needed to start in the vineyards and not focus solely on the winemaking. Inspired to meet their present goals while preserving the land, Don and Rhonda made the commitment to implement sustainable farming techniques from vineyard to bottle. In 2014, directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, Ferrari-Carano’s then 24 vineyards earned California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) certification, becoming a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard for their numerous efforts to preserve the land for future generations. The certification acknowledges Ferrari-Carano for being conscientious of the environment, surroundings, neighbors and their labor force on their vineyard ranches. The same may be true of Lazy Creek Vineyards, as the winery is a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard and Winery.