Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Embracing a ‘Bella Vita’ Lifestyle
Now part of the Foley Family Wines, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery makes wines that embody a passion for ‘La Bella Vita’ - a lifestyle born in Sonoma County and inspired by Italy. It’s a zest for life that you can taste in each consistent vintage. Now open daily, the winery offers wine tasting experiences and Sunday Wine & Brunch in an incomparable setting of stunning vineyard and garden views paired with elegant wines - a must-visit winery in Dry Creek Valley, just outside downtown Healdsburg.
Wine Tasting at Ferrari-Carano
Villa Terrace Wine Tasting – Daily
Overlooking breathtaking vineyards, gardens and fountains, the Villa Terrace Wine Tasting (on the outdoor patios) is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a ﬂight of four, award-winning reserve wines in an atmosphere resonant with La Bella Vita…the good life. Come sip and relax while you learn about the winemaking philosophy and vineyard practices.
$30 per person/complimentary wine club, available daily, by appointment.
Sycamore Grove Wine & Brunch – Sundays
Sit outside on the Sycamore Grove terraces overlooking gardens and vineyards while you enjoy a ﬂight of reserve wines with a seasonal, Italian-inspired menu featuring dishes prepared with ingredients from Ferrari-Carano’s estate gardens. As you relax, sip and savor the gardens and breathtaking vineyard views, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to the Italian countryside, and you’ll leave with a yearning to stay. Pro-tip: make sure to book your table in advance! This one-of-a-kind experience almost always sells out.
Available Sundays through October, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., reservations required.
$85 per person/$68 wine club member (includes ﬂight of wines, choice of one entrée & a sweet ﬁnish)
Acres of Gorgeous Gardens Await You
Ferrari-Carano’s spectacular gardens surrounding the winery are just as well-known as its wines. What began in 1987 as a labor of love took 16 months just to plan and complete the initial planting, and then 35+ years to grow into the stunning display you see today. Garden aﬁcionados and wine lovers alike enjoy the beautiful gardens and dazzling displays of color that were created all those years ago.
Here, culinary gardens teem with vegetables, herbs and fruit trees, and you’ll enjoy chef-led, Italian-inspired food and wine experiences created with ingredients harvested on site.
Strolling gardens in a park-like setting, gazebos, footbridges, and a meandering stream compliment Italian/French style, classic geometric shapes that form the architectural backbone of the gardens surrounding the Villa. The emphasis is on color and texture, featuring a mixture of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, including thousands of tulips that bloom every spring.
Acclaimed Wines, Certified Sustainable Vineyards
VP of Winemaking Sarah Quider and her all women winemaking team work hard to ensure flavor quality in every bottle of wine. Ferrari-Carano’s wines are produced from 100% certified sustainable vineyards, and offerings include a selection of Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, Viognier, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, Siena (Sangiovese blend) and Trésor
(a Bordeaux-style blend), to name a few.
2020 Fumé Blanc
With warm weather upon us, be sure to have a few bottles on hand of the 2020 Fumé Blanc from Sonoma County, recently awarded 93 points at Sunset Magazine’s 2021 International Wine Competition. This wine has delicious profile of grapefruit, peach, lemon chiffon and floral notes with a hint of minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth.
2019 UNA – GSM blend
Available only from the tasting room, the 2019 UNA, a GSM blend (92 points, CA Grapevine), is a fruit-forward delightful wine for summer that pairs perfectly with our favorite dishes of the season, like barbecued red meats or pork sliders with bourbon and peaches…or on its own! The Syrah’s rich, full tannins join with the fragrant aromas from the Grenache grapes and a small amount of well-rounded Mourvèdre – wild black raspberry, violets, candied bacon and vanilla bean combine in one delicious wine.
Circle of Friends Wine Club
From single vineyard designates to rich, intense mountain Cabernets, and exclusive winery events and experiences, there’s something for everyone with our Circle of Friends Wine Club. Enrollment in the club is free, and that’s not even the best part … you choose the type of membership you want – all reds, all whites or both. Just ask about the club when you visit, we will be happy to assist you!