Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Corks at Russian River Vineyards

5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N. Send to Phone
707-887-3344 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A double whammy of a tasting room: a combo winery and restaurant.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at Corks at Russian River Vineyards, Forestville, CA

Corks at Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Review

: It is a novelty to enjoy the pairing of a restaurant and winery, one of the few in wine country. The 1890s redwood farmhouse contains a sampling bar of estate wines. Better yet, try them over a meal. The dining room splits into three parts: an intimate, elevated side room with views over the winery crush pad and vineyards, a sunroom with original brick flooring morphing outside through an expansive sliding glass wall, and a redwood-rimmed patio, one of the county’s best al fresco dining spaces. The venue is made all the more intriguing by the aging winery’s silhouette; at dusk, diners and servers pause in awe of bats streaking from the rustic towers. Local ingredients punctuate a California-style menu that’s more substantial than spa-light. Starters might include Dungeness crab and Sebastopol Asian pear salad with fennel pollen aïoli or frothy, sweet pea soup with nested prawns. Next up, choose locally raised Berkshire pork chop with artichoke cannellini bean ragoût, coho salmon with saffron cream and crisped risotto cake imbued with truffle oil, or New York steak with jus and mashers. Hope to finish with fluffy, warm semolina cake, almost a muffin-top with plump rose-infused cherry sauce and ice cream. Give Chester the winery dog a pat as he ambles attentively by and you’re sure to feel right at home.

User Ratings & Reviews for Corks at Russian River Vineyards


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.