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Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves

Updated: Jan 12, 2023


  • Located in Dry Creek Valley about 7 miles west of Healdsburg.

  • Small family-owned.

  • Lynn and Scott Adams are the proprietors.

  • Lunch time?

  • Stop at the Dry Creek General Store or Big John’s Market for picnic goodies.


  • Enjoy the scenic drive to the truly picturesque property with eye pleasing views.

  • Enter the 6,500 sq ft. cave, a novelty at Bella, for your wine tasting experience.

  • The cave has a: Romantic, chandelier, candle lit, cozy, elegant type vibe.

  • Directly above the cave are 85 year old zinfandel vines.


  • Friendly staff greet you in the cave.

  • Cave rooms are available for scheduled seated tastings.

  • Open daily from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Tasting Fee: $20pp, no reservations needed.

  • There is a wine tasting bar at the very back of the cave.


  • Appointment Tasting Options:

  • Private Tasting: $35 pp. 5 wine flight.

  • Ten Acre (second label) Terrace Tasting: $35 pp. Allow 60 min.

  • Tour options:

  • Cave Tour $45pp

  • Vintage truck tour in vineyard $75pp

  • Blend Your Own Wine Tour $65 pp


  • All tours by appt only, and reservations must be made one week prior.

  • Food Pairing: $85 pp

  • Enjoy a midday meal at the top of Lilly Hill.

  • OR 3 course dinner $175 pp. Candle lit in the cave, reservations needed.

  • In Dry Creek Valley AVA, Zinfandel is the kingpin wine.

  • Bella Winery is known for their highly rated Zinfandels.


  • Dog and Kid friendly.

  • Lots to do outside the cave.

  • Play a friendly game of corn hole or a fun bean bag game.

  • Bella Wines: Zinfandel, Rose, Pinot Noir

  • Wine Prices: average is $25 to $45

  • Grapes are sourced from Dry Creek Russian River, and Sonoma Coast AVA’s


  • Team Bella:

  • Michael Dashe, the wine consultant, and Joe Healy, the Bella winemaker.

  • Discover their second label, Ten Acres Chardonnay and a Sonoma Coast Pinot.

  • Michael Zardo is the Ten Acres winemaker.

  • Some Ten Acres grapes come from their 10 acre vineyard property in Russian River Valley.

  • Ten Acres wine may be purchased at Bella Winery; the first release was the 2010 vintage.


  • Bella is in reference to their daughters’ names, combo of Julia Belle & Lilia Rose.

  • Love caves?

  • Go on a Sonoma County Wine Caves Tour!

  • Other great Sonoma County wine caves include:

  • Deerfield, Roth, Lancaster, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Kunde & Bella.

  • Bella Winery cave was completed in 2003.


  • Bella Winery is quite well known for their port paired with a peanut butter cup!


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