AN EXCEPTIONAL WINERY ...
AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE ...
Jim & Anita Forchini, Owners
Winemaker: Jim Forchini
Vineyard Manager: Andrew Forchini
Vineyard Manager Andrew Forchini with crew chief Gerardo picking Pinot Noir
Winemaker Jim Forchini with granddaughter Sierra processing Chardonnay. Sierra majors in enology at UC Davis.
Mike Forchini with cellarman Gerardo inspecting & sorting Pinot Noir at the inclined gravity feed to destemmer
FORCHINI VINEYARDS & WINERY is a unique family winery owned and operated by Jim & Anita Forchini with help from family members. From "estate pruned to estate bottled " we are known for producing distinctive wines from our historic vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley appellations of Sonoma County, California. 25% of our wine grapes are reserved for our estate wine brand with the balance of grapes being sold to other prestigious wineries.
After being grape growers in Sonoma County since 1971, the dream of creating wines from our own vineyards finally became a reality in 1996 when we started in a small barrel room making 425 cases. Annual production today is limited to 3000 cases of elegant delicious well-balanced wines which are consistent medal winners in major wine competitions. You will taste that love of the land and grape in every bottle of FORCHINI wine.
Have we "gone green?" Dedication to the environment is a top concern at FORCHINI. Sustainable vineyard practices, minimal pesticide usage, composting of winery pomace, solar power for winery buildings and irrigation pumps, goats and sheep for control of winter vineyard cover crops and recycling of reusable waste materials from winery and vineyard are standard practices.
We welcome you to visit our winery and vineyards. Picnic on the patio, surround yourself with exceptional views of our vineyards and Dry Creek Valley while enjoying a great glass of FORCHINI wine.
Tasting Room is open Friday-Sunday 11-4:30; other days by appointment.
Tasting Fee, $10 per person, is refunded with purchase.
Complimentary tasting for our Wine Club members.
Tours by appointment.
5141 Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Grandsons Beau and Paolo installing
capsules on our bottling line
Sheep and goats enjoying a nice brunch
on cover crops in the Cabernet Franc