Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Living ‘La Bella Vita’ – The Beautiful Life
The expansive grounds and prized gardens, gorgeous valley views and impressive Tuscan-style architecture all make Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery a top draw for wine lovers from across the world. Always striving to raise the caliber of their tasting experiences to match the desires of first-time visitors, devoted returning guests and longtime club members, Ferrari-Carano focuses on sharing the winery’s story and winemaking philosophies through their collection of award-winning wines. Their motto of “La Bella Vita” (the beautiful life in Italian) is infused into their friendly and knowledgeable hospitality, making any one of their salon-style, terrace, or culinary tasting experiences a must-visit destination when visiting Dry Creek Valley.
Villa Terrace Wine Tasting
Offered daily, this introductory tasting to Ferrari-Carano’s portfolio of highly lauded wines is held on Il Terrazzo outdoor patio overlooking the winery’s breathtaking vineyards and gardens and is the perfect place to enjoy a flight of four award-winning wines al fresco.
$30 per person/complimentary wine club, available daily by appointment.
Enoteca Reserve Tasting
Enoteca, “wine library” in Italian, is the ultimate setting for a tasting of the top-rated limited-release and reserve wines from Ferrari-Carano. These wines are available primarily at the winery or through their wine club offerings. Located in the cellar and on the lower floor of the Villa, opposite their stunning wine barrel room, the Enoteca was expressly created for the more discerning taster. Sample smaller and limited-production wines like their highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs from Anderson Valley, Vineyard Select Chardonnays from Russian River Valley, Cabernet Sauvignons from their mountain ranches in Alexander Valley, and more.
Salon-style tasting offered Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm by appointment. Taste five wines for $50, wine club $40, reservations are required. Add a charcuterie board for $25, club $20.
A Gardener’s Delight
Visitors from across the globe flock to the winery each spring to view the dazzling display of thousands of bright tulips planted in the winery gardens. The five-acre site has been designed in an Italian/French Parterre style with an organic culinary garden and formal ornamental enclosures – each geometric shape connected to a path leading to the wonderful collection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. The Enclosed Garden at the front of the winery welcomes guests in a park-like setting before unveiling a more formal emphasis on color and texture at the top of the garden, expertly cultivated for a year-round display of beauty and scent.
Sycamore Grove Wine & Brunch
A truly decadent way to start your Sunday while wine tasting in the valley. The “La Colazione Italiana” (breakfast, Italian style) features dishes prepared with fresh vegetables and herbs picked from their estate garden along with dairy and meat provisions sourced hyper locally from farms in Sonoma County. Delicious Italianate brunch favorites like Prosciutto Benedict, Garden Frittata, Porchetta Sandwich or a Brunch Pizza are a few examples of what makes this seasonal menu worth returning for often. A flight of wines with a choice of one entrée and a sweet wine finish completes this special experience.
Offered Sundays, 10:30am to 1:30pm. $85 per person/
$68 wine club member. Reservations and prepayment required.