Simi Winery

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16275 Healdsburg Ave , Healdsburg, CA 95448

(707) 433-6981

About This Winery

A great destination winery with a nice gift shop, tasting center, regular tours, VIP tasting programs, private picnic areas, and a whole lot of history. Seventy-year-old redwood trees shade the tasting center of Simi Winery, creating wonderful picnic spaces along
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A great destination winery with a nice gift shop, tasting center, regular tours, VIP tasting programs, private picnic areas, and a whole lot of history.

Seventy-year-old redwood trees shade the tasting center of Simi Winery, creating wonderful picnic spaces along the creek and on their deck, all just a few minutes from downtown Healdsburg. The century-old, rock-walled winery building sits across the small ravine, producing copious amounts of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel, and their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.

The rustic-styled Visitor Center, built in 1970 of stone and wood, has interior redwood paneling taken from a giant 25,000-gallon wine barrel. Inside there is a cozy fireplace built of basalt quarried on the property that warms the popular destination. Private VIP food-and-wine programs are a regular part of the Simi experience, with food pairing and appellation seminars ongoing. During summer months, their outdoor pizza ovens work overtime providing tasty accompaniments to their wines. Call for reservations, costs and times.

Part of the large Constellation brand group of wineries, Simi showcases their Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines from Alexander Valley, as well as their Chardonnay from the cooler Russian River Appellation. Modern winemaking techniques based on traditional methods maintain the Simi quality and style.

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Winery Information

Hours: Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Tasting Fees: $5 fee, Reserve wines $2-$3 per taste
Tours: Scheduled Tours
Price Range: $15 to $65 per bottle
Established: 1876
Vineyards: 600 acres
Production: 300,000+ cases

Amenities

  • Tours - Regularly Scheduled

Ambiances

  • Casual & Relaxed
  • Family Run
  • Historic Features
  • Kid Friendly
  • Resort Like

Wine Types

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir

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Simi offers an interesting tour through their winery, with detailed descriptions of how they make their wines. After this introduction, go back to the tasting room, where a long bar provides ample room for a crowd of people. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and obviously enjoys their wines. On the regular tasting, you can sample Sonoma County appellation Chardonnay, but we were more impressed with Sonoma's specific Russian River appellation Chardonnay. We were also more enthused about the Reserve Sauvignon Blanc on the reserve tasting than the Sonoma Sauv. Blanc on the regular tasting. Taste the reds on the regular tasting, and finish with the outstanding reds on the reserve tasting. You will especially want to take home some Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon. It's only been produced since 2000, but has received scores of 92 Wine Enthusiast and 95 Wine Spectator. Simi says the wine's complexity comes from the numerous soil types and microclimates in Landslide Vineyard, created by an ancient volcanic landslide from nearby Mount St. Helena. If you like Tawny Ports, buy a bottle of Simi's. It had a perfect nose of plums and prunes, and is very smooth.

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