Italians

 

Take the time to explore Italian varietals grown along the Wine Road.

Italy is home to over 300 grape varieties. And many of them grow happily right here in Sonoma County. Our welcoming climate and suitable soils are conducive to an array of Italian varietals. More and more producers are adding Italian varietals to their portfolios, with some dedicating their entire program to them. Be it red, white, sparkling, or even skin contact in style, there is a great selection of Italian varietals to discover along the Wine Road.

Italian reds such as Sangiovese, Primitivo, and Barbera are well known and well loved. But there are many more reds to try including Dolcetto, Nero d’Avola, and Negroamaro, to name a few. Among the whites, you’ll find exciting new flavor profiles in Biancolella, Fiano, and Ribolla Gialla, alongside old favorites like Pinot Grigio.

Experiment and taste widely, from the familiar to the obscure, to find what best suits your palate. The bright acidity of Italian varietals makes them easy to pair with a variety of foods. Many wineries offer special tasting flights and food pairings to enhance your experience of the wines. Check out our list of producers here. They all will be delighted to introduce you to the diverse flavors and many pleasures of Italian varietals. Salute!

 

A Map To Italian Varietals Along the Wine Road

 

Let the adventure begin…

ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards
12040 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
707-433-6440

Amphora Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-431-7767

Chateau Diana Winery
6195 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-6992

Colagrossi Wines
7755 Bell Road, Windsor
707-529-5459

David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
7485 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville
707-433-9715

deLorimier Winery
2001 Highway 128, Geyserville
707-857-2000

Due Ruscelli Vineyards
994 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg
707-473-8089

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville
707-857-1471

Harvest Moon Estate & Winery
2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-573-8711

Hook & Ladder Winery
2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-526-2255

J. Rickards Winery
24505 Chianti Road, Cloverdale
707-758-3441

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton
707-571-8100

Kokomo Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-0220

Meeker Vineyard
5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg
707-431-2148

 

Even more to explore…

Mengler Family Wines
834 McClelland Drive, Windsor
707-620-0175

Mueller Winery
1200 American Way, Windsor
707-473-8086

Orsi Family Winery
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg
707-732-4660

Pedroncelli Winery
1220 Canyon Road, Geyserville
707-857-3531

Peterson Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Bldg #7, Healdsburg
707-431-7568

Ramazzotti Winery
21015 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-814-0016

Russian River Vineyards
5700 Hwy. 116 North, Forestville
707-887-3344

Saini Vineyards
2507 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
707-433-8477

Seghesio Family Vineyards
700 Grove Street, Healdsburg
707-433-3579

Selby Winery
215 Center Street, Healdsburg
707-431-1288

Sunce Winery
1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
707-526-9463

TADDEI Wine / Super Sonoman
7730 Bell Road, Windsor
707-539-8544

Trentadue Winery
19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-433-3104

Trione Family Winery
19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
707-814-8100

West Wines
1000 Dry Creek  Road, Healdsburg
707-433-2066