We will talk from time to time about our SCV winery members in this blog, and to kick things off, we will start at the beginning of the alphabet with Arista, located in an spectacular spot on Westside Road in Healdsburg with beautiful vistas in every direction, even as far as Mt. St. Helena on a clear day.
The Pinot Noir-focused winery also makes a dry Gewurztraminer, a beautiful new Chardonnay, and a Zinfandel done in a lighter style, but these are the supporting wines to 13 separate AVA and vineyard designated bottlings of Pinot, all made by winemaker Leslie Cisneros.
Be sure to add a stop at Arista on to your next Russian River Valley tour, especially if you have never visited. It’s dog and picnic friendly, with several beautiful areas for a picnic, and anyone planning a Sonoma County wine country wedding or corporate retreat needs to put Arista on the list. They have a stellar event staff and event capabilities that combine a beautiful location with well-planned and designed outdoor areas. Their chef also teaches food and wine pairing and everything can be customized to suit the needs of the client.