Arista Winery
Arista Winery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Arista Winery was founded by the McWilliams family in 2002 with a mission to create the most elegant expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. We are committed to sustainable farming practices and sustainable business practices. We farm our 30 acres of estate owned vineyards and we work closely with local growers who share our dedication to sustainability in their vineyards. We do not attempt to manipulate our vineyard sites but instead strive to preserve each vineyard's natural qualities. In addition to our wines, we pride ourselves on having created a true destination experience for our visitors. A breathtaking setting of Japanese water gardens, mountain and vineyard vistas, combined with an inviting tasting room, offers guests a welcoming environment that encourages picnic lunches and leisurely days spent on the estate.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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etprelude
encinitas4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Sadly I did not have a good experience at this winery. We made an appointment for a party of 6 people and they sat us in a private area on a picnic table outside of the main building. Our host came 20 minutes later to pour us the wine tasting than left us for 20 minutes without hanging around to provide information on the winery, the wine and vintages, and answer questions. She came back again to pour us the next set of tastings than left again....
I had filled out a communication card and had originally selected some wines to purchase, however, she never came back and we ended up leaving.
I wrote them 2 emails to provide feedback and also to cancel my order, BUT I never received any emails in response and now just received an email that my wines are being shipped.
Arista, you need to improve on your customer service and need to take care of your customers, otherwise, you will slowly lose your following.
Written June 8, 2021
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DLNYNY
New York City, NY12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Our server Anne was not friendly and didn't pay us any attention or explain the wines to us in detail. She asked us which bottles we wanted to purchase before we even tasted the last wine on our tasting list and had to remind her that we were not finished. One nice man at the beginning asked us if we were ok and we asked for the explanation of our first 2 wines which he gladly gave. 2 groups who arrived after us left 30 min before we left on our own accord. We had prepaid for our tasting so we figured to just get up an leave since no one cared about us. We figured it was because of the color of our skin. This vineyard left a bad taste in our mouth. There are better vineyards to spend your money at.
Written October 31, 2020
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Hello, All of us here at Arista were sorry to hear that you feel that you received an unacceptable level of service while visiting our winery, and that race somehow played a part in that experience. We have never received a complaint of this nature; Arista Winery does not and will not support any behavior that can be construed in any way as discriminatory or racially biased. We are a family owned and operated business that prides itself on providing the highest quality of customer service, and an inclusive experience to everyone who visits us. We urge you to contact us directly if you would like to discuss this further. We can be reached at 707-473-0606 or at tony@aristawinery.com
Written November 4, 2020
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Lbr12319
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We had an awesome time tasting at Arista! Mike was super knowledgeable and friendly. He kept the wine flowing as we wandered through the beautiful Japanese gardens. Then, we picnicked on the grounds and had a terrific time relaxing with a bottle from the vineyard. All in all, a terrific outing!
Written May 21, 2015
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BagsRPacked16
Dallas, TX111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
We loved both the wine and the venue at this winery. It is a working farm (that offers pairing dinners where the chef uses produce from their own gardens). The historic buildings and the Japanese gardens outside the tasting room make this a truly memorable experience. Thanks to Beth who made our day so amazing. We hope the momma sheep we saw has had her babies by now.
Written April 2, 2015
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Liz C
Minneapolis, MN206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is a lovely picnic spot. Wine was pretty good and the tasting room staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Written April 9, 2015
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SMC
Atlanta, GA106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We stopped in on our visit through RRV - had to because this spot came highly recommended. It delivered! Wine was good - but the setting was awesome. Loved the garden outside with pool and lots of places to sit and take in the breathtaking view. Definitely worth stopping in!
Written February 12, 2015
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czaral
Thames Ditton, UK131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
We had taken our family sign seeing for the day and needed time to kill before dinner in Sebastopol. We'd heard Arista was a nice vineyard so headed there to check it out.

Nice setting, very friendly staff and tasty wine. Best of all we had our dog in tow - we we're just winding down all the windows to leave him in the car for a brief glass of wine and one of the staff members rushed out and let us know Arista is dog friendly :)
Written October 30, 2014
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JennCarnes
Minden, NV16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We experienced the food and wine pairing at Arista. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. This is a family owned business that definitely puts the emphasis on "family". Everyone is made to feel welcomed and comfortable. Lollo took us around the property in the Hummer golf cart. He was knowledgeable about the vineyards and the winemaking process. We met up with Chef Tim at his kitchen garden. Chef Tim outdid himself with the food and wine pairing. We have 5 courses of expertly and beautifully prepared dishes that were matched with Arista wines. I highly recommend this experience.
Written July 11, 2015
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frequentraveler78
Lincoln, Nebraska68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
In addition to having some really delicious wines, the grounds of this winery are beautiful! It is set in the hills and overlooks the Russian River area. It has a cozy (smaller and more personable) tasting room that opens out to their gorgeous Japanese garden. Definitely worth the stop if in the area for some wine tasting and a stroll through the garden!
Written February 27, 2015
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pumbah47
Windsor, CA39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Great place for a picnic. Japanese gardens are lovely. Loved the Zin. The people in the tasting room seemed rather bored with the job.
Written November 5, 2014
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