Wine & Cheese Experience
the most unique things about dining in West Sonoma County is that you get a great
sampling of the area’s ‘home grown’ organic foods. From cheese
to mushrooms to beef and berries, it isn’t just the grapes that grow well
in the Russian River watershed.
Artisan cheese is the description for what you are about to sample. Our cheeses
are lovingly made in small batches with care and history. A rind-ripened goat
cheese, a hand-crafted triple cream cheese -farmers and creameries from Sonoma
and the surrounding counties are winning awards and setting trends.
Planning your trip
Cheese, bread, fruit, a winery and the merriment of the day is in full swing!
Here are a few things to consider when planning your trip.
1. If you are going to bring food to a winery make sure
they have the proper facilities (picnic tables, shade, etc) and that they do not
serve food there.
2. The correct cheese and bread is as important as the
wine. For the full experience visit a boutique cheese shop for in depth advice
3. Fully enjoy the beauty of the vineyard estates, the
company of friends and family and the taste of the cheese and wine... Plan to
visit just one or two wineries during your cheese tasting day and spend a good
amount of time at each.
4. Bring water, you will want it for refreshment and to
clear your palette.
5. Let yourself go. If you find that the combined effects on all your senses seem
to be resulting in a state of blissfulness -you are right. Welcome to the Russian
Martinelli Road, Forestville - Hartford Family Winery is a family-owned winery
located in the Russian River area of Sonoma County. The winery specializes in
single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and old vine Zinfandel. The Wines produced
express the character of their unique vineyards. www.hartfordwines.com
Cellars Wine & Cheese Market
Highway 116, Monte Rio - Sophie's carries a select line of the best local wines
and cheeses. The friendly and knowledge owner's, John and David, are a pleasure.