Ultimate Guide to Windsor CA Wineries

We love our home region of the Russian River Valley – nestled in the rolling hills north of Santa Rosa, we are proud to call this prime Sonoma wine growing region home.

Bricoleur Vineyards sits among many, many premium wineries that make up our great California wine region – and when you come to visit us, make sure to check out these of our neighbors:

Notre Vue Estate

Overhead shot of Notre Vue Estate and the surrounding land

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11010 Estate Ln, Windsor, CA 95492

Thurs – Mon: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

From lakeside pavilions to its sustainable vineyard, Notre Vue boasts beautiful vineyard views over its 710 acres of sustainable vineyards. The winery is further dedicated to ecology with its Forever Wild Nature preserve.

Notre Vue’s wines are made under its own label and Balverne, featuring premium whites, roses, and reds from the Russian River and Chalk Hill AVAs.

La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

A beautiful wooden building with two buildings and large windows surrounded by trees

Photo Credit: La Crema Estate

Martinelli Vineyards & Winery

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Photo Credit: Martinelli Winery

3360 River Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Proudly family-owned for over 135 years, Martinelli carries on a hands-on tradition of winemaking that speaks for itself in their warm and welcoming tasting room.

Some of their great wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel, as well as a unique vintage dedicated to Muscat of Alexandria.

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

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4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Open Thurs – Mon: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

CLOSED: Tues & Wed

Sonoma-Cutrer’s focus is on a careful balance between Old and New World winemaking practice.

From curbside to virtual tastings, as well as traditional seated, guided tastings, and even a vineyard and cellar tour at their estate, Sonoma-Cutrer is both dog friendly and family-friendly for guests 21 years of age and older.

Stringer Cellars

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1200 American Way, Windsor, CA 95492

Open Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED Sat & Sun

Family-owned and operated, Stringer is a love story originating in Wisconsin and blossoming in the heart of the Russian River valley.

Sourcing grapes from several prime vineyards, Stringer is very limited-production, and mostly members-only for purchasing their wines, though there are immediately accessible wines as well.

DuMOL Winery

Two bottles of DuMOL wine sit atop a table, along with gourmet food, flowers, and a glass

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1400 American Way, Windsor, CA 95492

Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Andy Smith’s dream of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has made DuMOL one of the most premium Sonoma wineries in the region, focusing on terroir-driven, vineyard- focused, extremely precise vintages of these varietals, as well as prime instaurations of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, and Mencia.

DuMOL is members-only for purchases but open for private, reserved tastings up to 60 days in advance, so be sure to book well ahead of time.

Gamba Vineyards & Winery

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2912 Woolsey Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

See Website for Reservations

With family history hailing back to the great Italian regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, Gamba crafts a premium panoply of wines from its Windsor Estate, with its estate vineyard dating back to a 1900 planting.

Tastings are reservation only, so be sure to book online before you stop by to try Gamba and Etrusca wines, both labels featured in their warmly hosted tasting experiences.

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

A sign reading ‘Carlisle Winery & Vineyards in front of an orange autumn tree

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6301 Starr Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Open Wed – Fri: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Carlisle is small, family owned, but features both red varietals such as vineyard-designate Zinfandels, Rhone-style blends, as well as elegant whites, notably boasting Sonoma county’s first Gruner Veltliner.

Though be sure to note the open times above, tastings are generally on most Fridays – by appointment only. Contact the tasting room with questions.

Guerrero Fernandez Winery

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7724 Bell Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Open Fri – Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Handcrafted wines of passion and love are Guerrero Fernandez’ tagline, and it shows through in their notable Russian river wines marked with passionate proprietary labels and names.

Be sure to note their open times above, and make an appointment ahead of time to visit their vibrant winery setting.

Aperture Cellars

A table is set up for a wine tasting in a beautiful, open space with a view.

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12291 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Open Thurs – Mon: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art and wine come together at Aperture Cellars for a cultural and culinary experience you’ll never forget. Intimate, curated experiences at this historic Healdsburg vineyard are the staple of the winery’s hospitality and intentionality.

Reserve a visit to their outdoor terrace or book a private tasting experience to enjoy the best of what Aperture has to offer.

J Vineyards & Winery

Archways wrapped in twinkle light and greenery create a path to J Vineyards & Winery.

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11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Open Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old-world techniques and traditions are the trademark of J Vineyards & Winery, with the highest degree of attention and care given to each varietal for an exceptional sip every time.

Visit J Vineyards & Winery for one of their world-class tasting experiences, or check out their event calendar for upcoming moments you won’t want to miss.

Lando Wines

Rich purple grapes.

Photo Credit: Lando Wines

Lando Wines offers some of the most elite Pinot Noir in Windsor, California. Their intensely flavored yet balanced wines are full and lush, a captivating experience for the senses.

While Lando Wines is not currently open for tastings, you can join their mailing list for exclusive access to their limited supply of wines.

Bricoleur Vineyards: the Prime Russian River Winery in Windsor

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Though there’s so much great wine in the Russian River Valley, Bricoleur Vineyards is unique for our excellent blend of warm family ownership, prime Sonoma wines, and, most importantly, our carefully crafted wine and food experiences.

We have several events coming up soon that are great for visitors old and new to our beautiful estate – we hope to see you soon!

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