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Sonoma County Day Trips Fall/Winter 2012

Sonoma County Day Trips Fall/Winter 2012

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Open for Tasting from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday
and by appointment

5141 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448

(707) 431-8886


Mention Day Trips and receive 2 for 1 tasting and 10% discount .

Just north of Healdsburg, a few miles out Dry Creek Road is a very

special place, where you’ll feel like part of the family. Turn at the

Bacchus sign, drive up the narrow, winding, rosemary-edged

driveway and you’ve arrived at Forchini Vineyards & Winery.

Forchini Vineyards & Winery is a family-run winery that produces

only estate grown and bottled wines. Jim and Anita Forchini are the

owners and Andrew Forchini is the vineyard manager.

The building, surrounding picnic area and vineyards look as if

they are right out of an Italian landscape – stucco walls, tile roofs,

splashing fountains, flower gardens and vineyard-striped hills delight

the senses. Just wait until you taste the wines – then your senses will

be delighted even further!

Once inside the main building, you feel as if you are in someone’s

comfortable home. There is a large dining room, with a table ready to

serve eight, a fully appointed kitchen, an office and the tasting room,

which is decorated in warm tones, with faux-painted walls, wood

flooring and a granite-topped oak bar. Behind the bar, a portrait of

Bacchus, the God of wine, is the central focus of the tasting room.

The wines at Forchini are very, very good – they are continually

garnering medals and accolades. For example, their 2008 Russian

River Valley Pinot Noir recently scored 94 points/Highly

Recommended/Chairman’s Award Finalist at the 2012 Ultimate Wine

Challenge in New York.

You really should visit this beautiful, comfortable, delicious


By sue straight, The Wine Wench

70 Dry Creek Valley



Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir


On most Saturdays they have live music from some fine

local musicians who deliver everything from a jazz-

swing vibe to a third-world groove to Americana and

some classic tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. There

may even be something from the grill to munch on

while you take it all in.


Tell them in the tasting room that Luci the black goat

sent you and you can taste the special Zinfandel that’s

named after her.


• Relax and drink your wine in one of

Adirondack chairs down by the creek!

• A 60-year-old olive grove, a four-acre chef’s garden

and the beautiful Dry Creek (which, by the way,

is never dry) are all part of the estate.

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