Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

707.431.2222 113 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Ferrari-Carano vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of each vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. Directed by Don Carano and orchestrated under the supervision of Steve Domenichelli, Director of Vineyard Operations, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Steve and his team implement irrigation and nutrient regimes, trellis system and canopy management, rootstock and clone combinations, and pruning and cane selection for each vineyard site and each block within a vineyard. Because of Sonoma County's diverse geological makeup, even within one vineyard parcel there may be several different types of soil with different degrees of nutrients for vines and water-holding capacity. In addition, Steve and his team practice sustainable farming techniques, such as recycling organic matter for use as mulch in the vineyards, planting cover crops and other plant species to avoid soil erosion, add desirable Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery on Snooth

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  • #winewednesday trivia: What is Rhonda Carano's fave wine right now for summer sipping?

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  • Caught Tim McCarthy and Don Carano on their way into FC this afternoon...beautiful day ! http://t.co/qM0agF5FTe

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  • Patrick, our director of hospitality, and his fave tree at FC...it's a dogwood...he doesn't know we snapped him... http://t.co/95ZMUfiByY

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  • Happy Monday! Aleisha in the TR says she taking home a super delicious bottle of 2010 Merlot that will be a... http://t.co/pdZE9VSggz

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  • Sarah and Greg talking wine in the cellar http://t.co/voC0IquZ4R

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  • Shooting video with Winemaker Sarah Quider and Greg dal Piaz from Snooth today http://t.co/JJa1SGTszL

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  • Thanks for visiting, NorthBay Biz! http://t.co/yDopqOfCrj

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  • #winewednesday trivia: what were the first two wines FC ever made backin the mid-80s? Hint: both taste great on a hot day like today!

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  • Future 2013 Zin growing on the estate right now! :) http://t.co/eEY3xZW8Mv

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