BEST WINERIES IN WILLITS

Explore some of the most amazing wineries in Willits, Wine Tasting Rooms and Some Beautiful Scenery.

BARRA OF MENDOCINO

Located in the heart of Mendocino County wine country, BARRA of Mendocino winery is approximately 2 hours north of San Francisco just off Highway 101.

We are open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Set on 50 acres of beautiful vineyard surroundings planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, the Barra winery is an architectural phenomenon that dates back to the 1970’s when it was built as the tasting room for Weibel Champagne Cellars (the building itself resembles an upside down champagne glass!).

The sprawling 5,000 square foot tasting room highlights 40 foot ceilings, a circular tasting bar, indoor fountain and gift shop. We invite you to bring a lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon in our beautiful gardens and picnic area. There is a large parking lot, so motor homes are always welcome.

We also offer wonderful event services for weddings, corporate parties and more. Also located on the grounds of the BARRA of Mendocino Winery is Redwood Valley Cellars, a custom crushing/storage facility that is available for customers with storage or custom winemaking needs. Click here for more information on Redwood Valley Cellars.

PARDUCCI WINE CELLARS

Each delicious bottle of Parducci wine starts in vineyards farmed with a blend of traditional cultivation practices and innovative new technologies. Cover crops, insectaries, and owl boxes create balance and biodiversity in the vineyard.Biodiesel-powered tractors work the land with help from the sheep and chickens from Parducci’s 15 Acres Farm. Tensiometers measure water content in the soil, ensuring the vines are irrigated efficiently for the grapes’ truest expression.

In addition to grapes from the winery estate, Parducci sources from grower controlled vineyard parcels in and around Mendocino County, each with its own distinct microclimate and soil composition. The grapes from each of these lots are then individually vinified and cellared. Head Winemaker Bob Swain then thoughtfully gauges each lot’s unique characteristics to achieve a final blend with just the right balance of texture and flavor.

Deep Roots is the Parducci commitment to environmentally sound vineyard practices, including 100% green powered winery operations and a nationally recognized water conservation and reclamation program. Legendary Wines start with healthy vines and reflects Parducci’s 80 year legacy of great-tasting, varietally authentic wines. With each vintage and each small lot, a new legend is crafted with care and blended for the fullest expression of grape to wine.

RIVINO WINERY

Located along the Russian River in Mendocino County, RIVINO is our boutique family winery. We handcraft all our wines from select grapes grown on our family’s Schrader Ranch Vineyard. Being surrounded by grapes, and desiring to sample the fruit from our vines, we began making small amounts of wine for ourselves. Like many things in life, that simple desire has now evolved. Realizing that we were producing far more wine than we could consume on our own, we decided it was time to take the next step. Hence the creation of RIVINO, our 100% estate family winery.

RIVINO is a combination of the words: RIVER and VINO. “Where the river becomes the wine.” With much excitement and hard work, we are pleased to finally release our wines for others to enjoy.

When you look at a bottle of RIVINO, you will notice that each one displays how many cases we produced, and which bottle you own. Producing wine in these small lots on our own premises and with our own grapes allows us to have complete control over all aspects of the wine making process. We wanted to convey that our wine is not mass produced and that each bottle is unique and characteristic of our winemaking desires and vineyard conditions.

Cheers,

NELSON FAMILY VINEYARDS

The key to making world class wines is to start with world class grapes. All our wines are estate grown in order to assure the highest quality grapes. We have the luxury of choosing only the best grapes from our top vineyards to produce the wines our family is so proud of.

We sincerely believe in our motto that “Great wines are born in the vineyard.” Our goal is to gently guide our grapes into wines that show off the balance and high quality we strive to achieve in our vineyards.

We offer a variety of fine wines that have been produced in ultra small batches with the tender love and care that can only be found at a family owned micro winery. We sincerely hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors.

SARACINA

Saracina is a family-owned, California Certified Organic (“CCOF”) winery and vineyards located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. On our 600-acre farm, located outside the small town of Hopland, we tend 250 acres of organically farmed vineyards, 100-year-old olive orchards, vegetable gardens, and bee hives in harmony with all manner of bird and wild animal life.

Our handcrafted, limited-production Saracina and Atrea wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County where we are fortunate to live and work.

In 2001, it was John Fetzer’s vision to spearhead a Mendocino Renaissance with the launch of Saracina Vineyards. Building on his family’s pioneering commitment to organic farming and to delivering outstanding wines at approachable prices, Saracina reflects John’s laser-like focus on producing critically acclaimed wines. Wander Saracina virtually…then come visit us for a wine tasting or private tour.