Why You Need to Visit the Ferrari-Carano Winery

Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano Winery in Healdsburg, California, has been producing world-class wines that delight and attract visitors from all over the country. Ferrari-Carano owns over 19 vineyards throughout Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties and grows over 1,500 acres of grapes for their award-winning wines. Owners Don and Rhonda Carano are committed to practicing sustainable farming techniques and work tirelessly to create the highest-quality wines, from vine to bottle. It is their dedication to both impeccable vino and an incredible guest experience that makes Ferrari-Carano Winery so special.

Spend a Day at the Ferrari-Carano Winery

A trip to the winery is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Northern California, and it’s just a short 15-minute drive from the Honor Mansion! Here are some of the things you can explore at Ferrari-Carano Winery.

Unique Wine Tastings

Whether you’re a white-wine lover or a red aficionado, you’re guaranteed to find your favorite flavor at a Ferrari-Carano wine tasting. The winery has three different locations that allow guests to have a different experience every time they sit down to sip. The Il Terrazzo outdoor tasting terrace features stunning vineyard views, offers a special weekend wine flight, and is open daily for guests to enjoy. Or, head over to the Villa Fiore tasting room and wine shop where you can choose from their signature Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Pinot Noir varietals. Don’t forget to visit the Enoteca Reserve wine tasting bar, where you can taste exclusive limited release and reserve wines inside the winery’s dramatic underground cellar.

Picturesque Gardens

With beautiful bridges, flowing streams, and thousands of blooming flowers, the gardens at Ferrari-Carano are a sight to behold. Rhonda started the gardens in 1987 and today, guests can stroll through the five sprawling acres with a glass of wine in hand. The gardens feature over 2,000 species of trees and shrubs, sculptures, waterfalls, and fish-filled ponds and are perfect for exploring in between sips of vino.

Delicious Meals

Don and Rhonda also invite guests to visit their legendary restaurant, John Ash & Co., located in the Vintner’s Inn. One of the most renowned restaurants in Healdsburg, CA, this eatery serves up exceptional Wine Country cuisine and uses only the freshest ingredients that pair perfectly with Ferrari Carano’s award-winning wines. From artisan cheese boards and charcuterie plates to fresh-caught seafood entrees and decadent desserts, there’s truly something for everyone. Guests can enjoy a gourmet meal surrounded by 92 acres of lush vineyards nightly starting at 5 PM.

Head Home to the Honor Mansion

After an incredible day of sipping, eating, and strolling through the vineyards, return to our Healdsburg bed and breakfast where you can join us for afternoon wine hour and enjoy a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres and local wines right on our grounds. Our Healdsburg hotel offers luxurious rooms and a quiet, serene atmosphere that is the perfect ending to a day in wine country. We can’t wait to hear about your experience at Ferrari-Carano Winery!

For more information on the best Sonoma County wineries, including the famous Francis Ford Coppola Winery, download our free Healdsburg vacation guide.