Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams. From the beginning the McWilliams have firmly believed that the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are produced in small lots. This belief has always led to an emphasis on quality over quantity and a determination to discover and develop unique vineyard sites that reflect the distinct characteristics of the Russian River Valley. In 2012 the McWilliams’ sons Mark and Ben took over the family business and now run the day-to-day operations.
To craft world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay there are no shortcuts. It takes dedication, focus, and a determination to go further than most are willing to go. It’s the cumulative effect of thousands of hours of work each each year that no one sees that sets our wines apart. Our mission is to consistently produce benchmark Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Each bottling is a one-of-a-kind combination of soil type, grape variety, the season, and the fingerprint of our winemaking team. To read about the team, we invite you to visit our website at www.aristawinery.com/our-story/team.
Varietals - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé of Pinot Noir