The Westside Road slices its way through the temperate Russian River Valley, and a stretch that runs parallel to the river is so valued for its grape-growing conditions that it has become known as the Miracle Mile. Make the drive here to find Gracianna Winery, a family-owned vineyard that produces some of the region’s best Pinot Noir. Owned and operated by the Amanda family, the winery produces a handful of award-winning varieties, including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, however, the Pinot Noirs are a consistent favorite with wine critics and visitors alike.
The tasting room at Gracianna Winery is open seasonally from April through November. Visitors must make an appointment for tastings, which costs $15 per person and includes pourings of five Russian River Valley wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, And Sauvignon Blanc. For each person, the tasting fee can be waived with the purchase of two bottles.