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Bella Vineyards Video Tour

Bella Vineyards

9711 West Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(866) 57-BELLA

Tasting:   Open daily 11-4:30 pm
  Summer Weekend BBQ’s
Price Range:   $24 to $38 per bottle
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   100 acres
  6000 cases

Bella Vineyards Description

Step into a wine cave and sip a rich, inky, ripe Dry Creek Zinfandel with the essence of boysenberries, cracked black pepper, and cherry liqueur with a subtle hint of coffee and chocolate. Bella Vineyards, underground and off the beaten track, is the place for experiencing big, bold, richly textured wines.

Heading up a small twisty road, you arrive at a small wood-sided winery building with picnic tables scattered on a grassy lawn under ancient olive trees. Off to your left under a hillside of vines is the entrance to the tasting caves.

Built in 2003, the caves host not just Bella Vineyards’ barrel cellar, but their tasting room as well. Venture inside and walk down the tunnel toward the tasting counter. On the way, check out the gift center in its own little crypt, where pottery, candles and wine accessories are for sale.

There are two tasting counters and a space in back for private tastings and small events.

The specialties here are Zinfandel and Syrah, with a number of single-vineyard wines also produced. They have three vineyards, with two in the Dry Creek area and one in Alexander Valley. The Big River Ranch Zinfandel is their flagship wine and is made from 100+ year-old Alexander Valley vines. Some of their Zins are blended with a bit of Petite Sirah and Carignane for color and complexity. They also produce Cabernet, some late-harvest Zinfandels, and some good red blends.

Bella Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Wine Caves
Event Space
"Green" Technology
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susanb32, Sacramento
Bella is hard to find, but definitely worth discovering. At the far end of Dry Creek Valley, we stumbled onto Bella purely by accident, but were glad we did. The winery is in a beautiful setting and blends in perfectly with its surroundings. The tasting room is even in a cave! Walking in, we were overwhelmed by the awesome smell of a wine cellar and made our way to the end of the cavern to the wine bar. We tasted some great zins and I probably had the best dessert wine I've ever had (a late harvest Zin w/ dark chocolate to go with it!) I picked up a few bottles, since I suppose it's near impossible to find this winery's stock in retail shops or on restaurant lists. Looks like a great place for weddings or special events too.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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