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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 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. Local ingredients punctuate a California-style menu that includes Dungeness crab and Sebastopol Asian pear salad with fennel pollen aïoli or frothy, sweet pea soup with nested prawns. Next up, choose porcini pappardelle in a Parmesan porcini cream, or Gio’s burger with Gruyère and onions simmered in Chardonnay. Hope to finish with fluffy, warm semolina cake, almost a muffin-top with plump rose-infused cherry sauce and ice cream.