Russian River Vineyards

FORESTVILLE, CA

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About Russian River Vineyards

Russian River Vineyards is located in the historic heart of the iconic Russian River Valley wine appellation in Sonoma County. Our property has a rich history as a farm, kitchen, and winery dating back to the 1890's.

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We welcome guests from all over the world to enjoy the pleasures of our property in wine country. From wine tasting and elegant farm-to-table cuisine, to local art, we invite our guests to experience a taste of the good life at Russian River Vineyards.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Certified Organic
  • Corporate Events
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
Varietals Offered

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cristina B. Member Since 3/16/2019My BFF
Celebrate St. Patrick "Wine Club Party" on 3/23/19 3:00 PM

Drove by the winery by accident and decided to stop in and check it out. Had to join the wine club immediately, after tasting all the delicious wines. This was our first event we attended since joining. I feel like this is the best kept secret in Sonoma!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim H. Member Since 2/5/2019My BFF
Cheers to the Year of the Pig on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

Great people, who care about their wine and YOU! Super cool venue and great snacks too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara C. Member Since 2/19/2015My BFF
Cheers to the Year of the Pig on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

Though it was very cold that day we had a great time Wine was great as usual Personnel are always wonderful Could have used more food I was hungry but wanted to stay Wouldn’t have minded to pay more Ended up ordering a cheese board Continue with great events

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol N. Member Since 8/7/2018My BFF
Heritage Tasting on 2/21/19 1:30 PM

Just joined their wine club last Aug. drive up for overnight to pick up shipment, which had been a wonderful way to enjoy membership. Always feel welcome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jack & Yvonne A. Member Since 4/4/2014My BFF
Heritage Tasting on 2/12/19 3:00 PM

Intimate tasting experience at a beautiful property in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Great place for groups.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve H. Member Since 1/20/2015My BFF
Heritage Tasting on 1/30/19 4:30 PM

Place needs a bit o TLC

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kirsten D. Member Since 11/19/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 12/15/18 12:30 PM

Beautiful venue! Wonderful and helpful staff! This is a quaint little vineyard with wonderful wines. We are primarily red drinkers, but their Chardonnay was wonderful. The wines were so good that we became members.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana L. Member Since 4/21/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 12/15/18 4:30 PM

Great wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Steven G. Member Since 1/26/2013My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 11/16/18 2:30 PM

This was our free member bites and wine pickup. Really fun ambience. In the three bites provided, I would have enjoyed more flavor in the tuna. Maybe a splash Wasabi sauce. The hominy was quite bitter, and not my favorite. The beet & Arugula was my favorite. The third bite was a pork belly slider. Loved it, but would have loved a Mayo Wasabi spread &something green to give it flavor and moisture.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeff C. Member Since 8/30/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 11/13/18 12:30 PM

We have been fans of Russian River Vineyards for a few years and are members. We got treated to a members experience that was wonderful. Shannon our host was amazing and helpful. The bonus was both Chris and Giovanni made time to hang out and chat with us and talk about the winery and its history. Great people with a passion for wine, and making great wine in a beautiful setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mervyn O. Member Since 10/31/2018My Frenemy
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/31/18 12:30 PM

Very professional and welcoming ambiance.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lana Z. Member Since 8/3/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/28/18 2:30 PM

Love the wines and the venue. Pinots are our fav

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet T. Member Since 9/27/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/24/18 12:30 PM

The day and the atmosphere was lovely. Gina was so warm and welcoming. Delicious food and wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane C. Member Since 10/18/2018Evil Stepmother
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/20/18 2:30 PM

Were asked to move by employees several times and eventually directed to sit at a table in the sun. Wine was poured well in advance of the food pairing resulting in the wines becoming warm because it took so long to get the food pairing delivered. Service was terrible and little explanation of rationale for food pairing was given. We wont' be back nor recommend it to anyone else.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
kym h. Member Since 10/11/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 10/20/18 7:00 PM

A beautiful location. Food was exceptional from flavors to presentation. Just delicious. Duff the wine steward fantastic as well as support wait staff. Where the entire experience went south was our waitress Erin. For a group of six spending over $700 I expected a pleasant server with exceptional skills. She was awful. I have had better service at a Denny’s. Thank goodness Duff.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie S. Member Since 10/10/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/20/18 12:30 PM

Beautiful location, friendly attentive service, quality food with organic, home-grown produce. We like bringing our dog. Even without her, when we come for informal lunch or tasting/food pairing, we prefer sitting down below on the spacious patio overlooking the vineyards and garden.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John H. Member Since 10/18/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/18/18 2:30 PM

Gina was excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
marty a. Member Since 8/25/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 10/13/18 6:00 PM

7 course meal with wine pairing exceeded our expectations! All the food including the surprise "snacks" with the courses was a culinary delight with beautiful presentation. And the rustic and elegant setting so romantic. Service was impeccable (especially appreciated Wyatt's warmth and charm). Compliments to the chef!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John C. Member Since 10/1/2018Evil Stepmother
Wine & Food Pairing on 10/07/18 2:30 PM

The hospitality and wine were fine. Unfortunately our cell phone was stolen and not recovered at the vineyard, so it turned out to be a poor experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Laurie S. Member Since 9/30/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 9/30/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful setting, excellent wine ,friendly , accommodating service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel A. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 9/28/18 4:30 PM

A true hidden jem; the layout & landscaping is beautiful, the wines are delicious, but it's the welcoming staff who make this a MUST VISIT when in Wine Country. We had a wonderful afternoon and didn't want to leave!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erik S. Member Since 9/26/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 9/29/18 7:00 PM

Wonderful hospitality, the Tasting Room manager, Lisa sat with us, gave a great review of their wines...food was amazing...highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Joe B. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 9/22/18 5:00 PM

The ambiance, RRV Chef's pairing, the people, bring everything together for most romantic of evenings!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
michael n. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 9/22/18 2:30 PM

Very nice. Peaceful and good wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William M. Member Since 9/10/2018My Parents
Dinner Series on 9/15/18 6:30 PM

Excellent food, cloying service and overpriced RR Vineyards-only wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve H. Member Since 9/3/2018My Boss
Dinner Series on 9/08/18 6:00 PM

Beautiful site amongst the coastal redwoods and the rolling Califirnia hills

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana L. Member Since 4/21/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 9/08/18 6:30 PM

This is the single best dining experience we've had when visiting the Russian River. The location is beautiful, service is outstanding, and the food is incredible. This is a perfect place for a date, as the grounds are romantic, and the dinner is paced and allows for a relaxed experience as the sun sets. Get there early for wine tasting in their lovely courtyard under the trees.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa S. Member Since 8/30/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/30/18 12:30 PM

Been a club member since 2015

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie K. Member Since 7/8/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 8/24/18 6:30 PM

We had a wonderful evening dining on the patio, surrounded by the beautiful redwoods and lights. It was a special treat to see the sunset and the gardens where they harvest their produce for dinner. Duff was very attentive and ensured we had a wonderful evening!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica M. Member Since 7/4/2018My Frenemy
Dinner Series on 8/17/18 7:00 PM

There was four of us. Two couples. We were both celebrating our wedding anniversaries. We were neglected quit a bit. Our wine glasses were empty for long periods of time with out asking us if we would like more or perchance a bottle or anything. We were only talked to when our food came out. Not happy with the service for the amount we paid.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Carol N. Member Since 8/7/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/15/18 4:30 PM

Second time here, this time with girlfriends celebrating birthday. They were mesmerized; we had wonderful long conversations at the table where we were treated very well. Will be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dustin U. Member Since 8/6/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/12/18 12:30 PM

Full disclosure, we are already members of the Russian River Vineyards wine club. The wine is wonderful and the staff are always fun as well as knowledgeable. We had friends visiting for the weekend so I thought I’d book a wine and food pairing. It exceeded all of our expectations. The tasting was elevated in taste and presentation but casual and friendly in experience. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monica G. Member Since 7/24/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Social on 8/12/18 12:30 PM

We had a great time at Russian River Vineyards (we always do) and Gina was so welcoming and helpful. Our group of 8 adults indulged in some pretty amazing wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa F. Member Since 8/9/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/09/18 4:30 PM

Outstanding experience! The personal, one to one sharing of wine and food knowledge was exceptional. It was one of most memorable tasting experiences from our visit. Plan to take your time. The atmosphere, wine and food are not to be rushed. The sunset is simply amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pam M. Member Since 8/8/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/10/18 12:30 PM

Great afternoon with my friends. We were greeted and offered wine as we walked in .. we were a few minutes early.. Lisa our server was very knowledgeable about the wines we paired and the food was just perfect... make sure you save room for desert that was my favorite...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lana Z. Member Since 8/3/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/05/18 4:30 PM

Very friendly staff, beautiful wines and views. Loved the experience and can't wait to come back soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gail N. Member Since 7/29/2018My BFF
Wine & Food Pairing on 8/03/18 12:30 PM

We were able to walk into the gardens and explore freely before our food and wine pairing. The patio and surroundings were a beautiful setting for a wonderful lunch. Jonathon, our server, was fantastic with explanations and attentive service. It was very laid back and welcoming and I would most definitely visit again. I would pick this vineyard over any of the ones we visited in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane Z. Member Since 7/11/2018My Ex
Dinner Series on 7/28/18 6:00 PM

We were met with; All of you have to decide to either eat from the left side of the menu or the right side, which is the one we hope you pick. If this restaurant is trying to establish itself as a fine dining experience, the waitstaff need to improve their service and diction. There should be beautiful flower arrangements or linens on the table. The seats should be clean and comfortable.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lia K. Member Since 7/21/2018Evil Stepmother
Dinner Series on 7/27/18 7:00 PM

Came here for my 5 year anniversary and was not disappointed! We did the 4 course meal with wine pairing and everything was phenomenal. The venue was so romantic and everyone was so friendly. We will definately be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nanette G. Member Since 7/10/2018My BFF
Dinner Series on 7/21/18 6:30 PM

The setting was sublime. We were able to sit outside and the lay out was well designed. There was sufficient room between tables. The tasting menu was very creative....and delicious. It is sophisticated and each course is a lovely segway to the next. I can not say enough about the service and the staff. Best in Sonoma County. They were very congenial, knowledegable and accommodating.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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    Russian River Vineyards
    5700 HWY 116 N FORESTVILLE, CA 95436

    Show Hours

    Today 4/22 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday 4/23 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday 4/24 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday 4/25 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Friday 4/26 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Saturday 4/27 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday 4/28 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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