Olivet Road Wine Trail in the Russian River Wine Country


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Joe Becerra

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Olivet Road Wine Trail
Old Vines on Olivet Road Wine Trail

Olivet Road wine trail is a three-mile long road that is home to several excellent wineries. This easy tour makes for a great day of wine tasting. Each of the wineries on Olivet Road is uniquely different. You are certain to find something special about each one of these wineries. Since Olivet Road is off the beaten path, the wineries are less crowded.

To get to Olivet Road wine trail, take the River Road exit from Highway 101. Travel west for approximately three miles and turn left onto Olivet Road.

Olivet Road Wine Trail

Harvest Moon Vineyards & Winery – Zin specialist of the Russian River Valley
Pellegrini Family Winery – Third generation of family winemaking
Hook & Ladder – Founded by retired San Francisco Fireman
De Loach Vineyards – Biodynamic vineyards, vegetable garden

We recommend that you visit no more than three tasting rooms in one day.  Take your time and enjoy the wine country lifestyle.

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Here is a very handy and informative book for the Sonoma wine country traveler: Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma

Harvest Moon Winery

The Harvest Moon winery is a new winery with its first vintage in 2001. Randy Pitts is the winegrower and winemaker at this small family-owned winery. The winery sits on 12 acres of vineyards, with an annual production of 2000 cases. The flagship wine is the Pitts Home Ranch Zinfandel. The Zin grapes come from estate vines, the best of crop. Harvest Moon also produces a lovely dry and an off-dry Gewurztraminer and two delicious dessert wines. The Harvest Moon winery sells its wines from the tasting room or Web site only. The prices of the wines are quite reasonable. To get to Harvest Moon, drive down Olivet Road one mile from River Road. The Harvest Moon entrance is on the left.

Tasting Room daily, 10 to 5 pm.
Harvest Moon

Pellegrini Family Winery

Take West Olivet Road, a narrow and beautiful country road to Pellegrini Family Winery. The Pellegrini family has been making wine since the early 1930s and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Today the winery owns and cultivates over 100 acres of vineyards in the Olivet Lane area and the Alexander Valley about 15 miles north. The winery produces a wide range of quality wines under three different labels. The area is so beautiful.

Tasting room is open March-November: 11am to 4pm Daily, 7 days a week
December-February11am to 4pm Thursday-Sunday, 4 days a week
Pellegrini Winery

Hook & Ladder Winery

It is a family affair at Hook & Ladder winery. The winery was founded by retired San Francisco Fireman Cecil De Loach. Cecil first established the De Loach winery and sold that off to start the Hook & Ladder winery. That is a cool name befitted a fireman from San Francisco. The winemaker is the grandson, Jason De Loach. Just outside the tasting room entrance is an old fire engine. Very cool indeed!

Tasting Room daily, 10:30 am. to 4:30
Hook & Ladder

DeLoach Vineyards

In 2003, the Boisset Family of France purchased DeLoach and its 17 acres of vineyards. The Boisset Family is well known for the Burgundy wines it produces in France. The Family has brought that tradition to their Russian River Valley winery. They revamped De Loach, duplicating what they do in France. Since taking over the winery, they have converted the estate vineyard acres to organic and biodynamic farming. Fifteen open wooden tanks are for the fermentation process. As Pinot Noir grapes ferment in these tanks, the punching down of the “cap” is accomplished by hand in the old-style Burgundy tradition. The tasting room is beautiful, and visitors can picnic on the grounds. The setting here is lovely and peaceful, the perfect spot to relax and enjoy Olivet Road.

Tasting room is open December 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, Thursday through Monday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Deloach Vineyards

Additional wine routes in the Healdsburg wine region of Sonoma

Tips for your Healdsburg Wine Tour

  • You are encouraged to have a designated driver. Consider hiring a limousine or van service.
  • First time to a winery in Healdsburg? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room.
  • Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques
  • Almost wineries in the Healdsburg charge a tasting fee. Expect to pay $10 or more to taste. Two people can always elect to share a tasting.
  • If you cannot picnic, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Healdsburg’s many fine restaurants.
  • We list Healdsburg lodging.
  • Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting. Don’t forget your camera.
  • Visiting three wineries in one day is enough to you keep you busy and content with the slow and easy pace of wine country.
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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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