Geyserville Wine Trail in Sonoma County
This wine trail explores the wineries that are near the quaint little town of Geyserville. The Geyserville wine trail takes you into both the Alexander Valley and the Dry Creek Valley wine appellations, all within a short drive. The town of Geyserville also has tasting rooms and has a wonderful little Italian restaurants, Diavola Pizzeria.
Top Wineries Alexander Valley - Geyserville Wine Trail
• Simi Winery – Historic;
great wine tour
• Francis Ford Coppola Winery – Hollywood
• Trentadue – Wines made in the Italian tradition
• Trione Winery – Must-see
Old Stone Building
• Pedroncelli Winery – Family run since 1927
• Frick Winery – Hidden
wonder, Rhone style wines
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Winery Descriptions, Driving directions, Tasting Room Hours
Take the Dry Creek Exit from HWY 101 east and then left at Healdsburg
Avenue. Simi is one of the oldest wineries in California, founded
by two brothers, Giuseppe and Pietro Simi. The winery began operation
in 1881. Guiseppe’s
daughter Isabelle ran the winery from Prohibtion until she
sold the winery in 1970 at the age of 84. She was a fixture in
the old tasting room, which was then a large wooden
wine barrel resting on its side. This is one of the few wineries
in the area that offers daily tours (11am and 2 pm). The tour
leads you into the historic winery and gives a very informative
look at winemaking. Simi owns prime acreage in the Alexander
Valley and the Russian River Valley and is able to produce a
very nice array of wines. Simi's Pizza Café is open Fridays
2 to 6pm and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.
Tasting room open daily 10 am to 5:00 pm, (800) 746-4880.
Ford Coppola Winery
From Simi, you can head north along Healdsburg Avenue and
then left on Lytton Springs. Here you can get back on the
freeway and take Independence Lane exit or pick up the beautiful
Cross under Highway 101 on Independence Lane to the
entrance of the Francis Ford Coppola winery, 300 Via Archimedes.
Francis Ford Coppola purchased this winery in 2007 and has
completely renovated the winery. Besides making wine, the
winery has a huge swimming pool, cabanas, and Bocce courts.
In addition there is the Rustic restaurant that has one of
the most beautiful views in wine country. There is also a
ton of Hollywood memorabilia to enjoy. The place is amazing!
room open daily 11am to 6 pm
Ford Coppola Winery
Backtrack to Dry Creek Road and take the freeway north. Exit
Lane, turn right and then left on Geyserville Avenue to
Trentadue Winery. This unique and small winery is owned and operated
by Leo and Evelyn Trentadue. They purchased the land in 1959.
They produce a variety of red wines but two are unique and definitely
worth a try. Trentadue produces a Sangiovese, which is the main
grape grown in the Chianti region of Italy. The Sangiovese grape
does very well in this region and several wineries are taking
the lead from Trentadue and planting Sangiovese vineyards. Trentadue
bottled the first Sangiovese back in 1984. The second wine is Carignane,
a grape which is often used as a filler. Rarely do you find Carignane
bottled as a wine. A new tasting room was opened in early 2003
and is very comfortable and attractive.
Tasting room open daily 11am to 4:30 pm
(888) 332-3032, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Trentadue
From Trentadue continue north on Geyserville Avenue. The landmark
Old Stone Building was once the Nervo Winery. Today the Trione
Family owns the winery and the family has built a beautiful tasting
room and winemaking facility. For
many years this family has been farming vineyards in the area
and with the purchase of the Nervo Winery they now can make wine
under the family name. The
has restored the inside of the Old Stone Building to its former
glory. The picnic deck affords fabulous views of the Alexander
Tasting room open Thursday - Sunday from 10am -5 pm..
(707) 814-8100, E-mail:email@example.com, Trione Winery
This is one of the oldest wineries in the area with a starting date
of 1927. To get there pass through the town of Geyserville,
cross under the freeway and take Canyon Road to the west. Here
you take the leap from the Alexander Valley to the Dry Creek Valley.
The winery will be on the right, about a one-mile drive from Geyserville
Avenue. You will find some of the best and most reasonably-priced
wines around. The Mother Clone Zinfandel is a great value wine.
room open daily 10am to 4:30 pm
(707) 857-3531, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Pedroncelli
From Pedroncelli, head along Walling Road for one mile. If nothing
else, you must drive this road just for the breathtaking views.
This is fabulous wine country. Winemaker Bill Frick has some
unusual varietals to try, like Carignane, Cinsaut and Counoise.
These are Rhone wines that are under the radar. You will also
enjoy some of the more standard Rhone wines produced by Frick,
like the delicious Syrah and Grenache wines.
Tasting room is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-4:30 pm in the
summer months and Saturday, Sunday 12-4:30 pm the rest of the year or
(707) 857-1980, email@example.com, Frick