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Forchini Vineyards & Winery

5141 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Tasting:   Open Fri to Sun 11 to 4:30 pm, Other days by appointment
Tasting fee $5 credited with purchase
10% discount of 6-11 bottles, 15% on case purchase
  Tours by Appointment
  90 year old Zinfandel vines
Price Range:   $18-$30 per bottle
Established:   1996
Vineyards:   91 acres
  3000 cases

Forchini Vineyards & Winery Description

Forchini is still true to its mission of remaining a small, family owned estate in Dry Creek ValleyThe tasting room is situated right up the hill from Dry Creek Road, offering beautiful views of the valley floor.

A former aerospace engineer, owner Bill Forchini and his wife Anita tend to their property with pride. Starting in 1996 with a production of only 426 cases of Zinfandel, today their production hovers around 3000 cases annually, with a lineup of six award winning estate grown, produced and bottled wines. Wine made include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir a Tuscan style blend and their old vine Zinfandel.

Sourcing grapes from their Dry Creek Bench and Russian River Terraces Vineyards, they focus on cultivating intensely flavored varietals. 12 acres are dedicated to 90 year old Zin vines. They also are proponents of co-fermenting grape varietals together rather than blending completed component wines after fermentation. They believe that this results in greater extracted flavor and more complex structure to their wines.

Forchini Vineyards & Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
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susanb32, Sacramento
We stopped in here midweek and pretty much had the whole tasting room to myself. Jim Forchini was doing the tastings and he told us all about his upcoming trip to Italy and history of his small winery. Their Zins were very good, and I picked up a bottle of their Russian River Valley Pinot, which I had heard was amazing. The whole feel of the winery is very laid back and truly a passion for Jim and his wife.

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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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