Arista Winery


     It is always exciting to discover a new, artisan winery in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Arista Winery is the definition of the family-size, quality-oriented Californian winery.
     The production is currently 2000 cases, which is divided among numerous small lots of pinot noirs, gewurztraminer, and zinfandels. The style of winemaking is individual too, with an emphasis toward elegant aromas, a fresher palate, and lower alcohol. They are food-friendly wines.
     The charm of the winery is emphasized by its Japanese garden that offers a fabulous view of the Russian River Valley, as well as by the friendliness of the staff and the owners.

  Wines Offered: An interesting selection of small production (few hundred cases each) Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, and Gewuztraminer.

  Marc's selection:
  •    Zinfandel, Russian River Valley: Vibrant fruit and a bright acidity are the best descriptors for this Zin. It is definitely an effort to part ways with the overblown, over-extracted Californian Zinfandel. If you want to drink your Zinfandel with a meal, this wine is for you. If you want to drink your Zinfandel with your meal, this wine is for you.


  • Wine club parties and special events
  • Wine club: offers special discount per bottle, and winemaker dinners
  • Picnic tables

    Contact: Mark McWilliams
    Address: 7015 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Tel: 707-473-0606
    Web site:
    Open every day from 10:00-4:30