The MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Estate House in Healdsburg, CA. is beautiful with a modern-barn style architecture.    We tried the Elevated tasting ($45 per person) and were quite impressed with their single-vineyard wines complemented by locally-sourced gourmet food bites.  Kudos also to the knowledgeable and very friendly staff...

Booking the elevated tasting, which was only available on weekends, was totally worth it. By appointment only we relaxed in the Sycamore Garden while overlooking the Russian River Valley and proceeded to sample 8 wines - Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs – all of which were exceptional. I also purchased bottles to take home, the 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir and the 2013 Wildcat Mountain Chardonnay Sonoma Coast.  

Sorry Napa Valley,  the Russian River Valley have my new favorite Pinot.