People come from miles around to sit out on Armida’s generous wooden deck overlooking a manmade reedy pond, sipping wine, sharing food they’ve brought, and enjoying great photo ops. Choose to settle in the sun or in the shade and hang out for as long as you like. The winery just asks that you drink only their wine on property. (If you don’t, as they explain it, “it upsets our dog.”) The tasting center is relaxed, and the winemakers don’t take the scene too seriously; one of its wines is called PoiZin (as in “the wine to die for”) and the wine club is called Wino. Six specialty wines (usually three red, three white) can be sampled for $20. It’s a warm-hearted place without a slice of pretension, but with very good vino.
Sonoma Valley› Attraction
2201 Westside Rd., Healdsburg
Our Rating Neighborhood Healdsburg Hours Daily 11am–5pm. Closed holidays. Phone 707/433-2222 Prices Six specialty wines (usually 3 red, 3 white) can be sampled for $20 Web site Armida
Map2201 Westside Rd., Healdsburg Sonoma Valley
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