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Sonoma’s Westside Road Wineries

“A weekend getaway should be easy and relaxing. A trip to Sonoma County’s Westside Road is just that. It’s a 12-mile drive between Healdsburg and River Road that is filled with oaks and redwoods in addition to numerous vineyards. Recently my husband and I drove this route with its stunning vistas, interesting wines, artisanal products and friendly people.

“Arista Winery, set among manicured Japanese gardens, bubbling brooks, and vineyards, is in an idyllic location to taste wine. In addition to their estate wines, grapes are sourced from dedicated growers throughout the region, where you find a mix of warm weather and cool, foggy conditions that provide great growing conditions.

“Make an appointment to visit the intimate tasting room and chose from a variety of experiences. The Appellation Tasting included favorites like the 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and these 2014s: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and the Smokey Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel…”

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Patty Burness, May 1, 2017
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Sonoma’s Westside Road Wineries