Arista Winery is a family owned business based in Healdsburg, but their estate vineyards are located in the scenic Russian River Valley. 30 of their 110 acres in this area are planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. It is a perfectly tranquil, beautiful setting for an afternoon sojourn, even for a teetotaler. The idyllic views are enough to make this a worthwhile destination.
Next stop: Petaluma.
Located in Petaluma, Tara Firma Farms is a community-centric organic farm. It is open to all who value local, sustainable, and high quality food. The farm enjoys educating their customers and consumers on what they are eating and how they can be accountable for their environment. If you live in the area and are interested in having farm fresh food delivered to your doorstep, sign up for their CSA program, and do your part to support a healthy lifestyle and Tara Firma’s mission. If you’re passing through, make a quick stop in Petaluma and load up on local navel oranges, rainbow carrots, and just-laid eggs.