The Spectacular Gardens of Ferrari-Carano
Ferrari-Carano's spectacular five acres of gardens surrounding the winery are just as well-known as its wines. What began in 1987 as a labor of love for gardener extraordinaire Rhonda Carano, took 16 months just to plan and complete the initial planting. Today, garden aficionados and wine lovers alike enjoy the beautiful gardens and dazzling displays of color that Rhonda and head gardener Pat Patin have created.
Visitors can leisurely stroll the meandering path and foot bridges along a rippling stream captured at both ends by waterfalls that flow into fish-filled ponds. The over 2000 species of trees and shrubs are marked with identification tags, making this self-guided tour informative as well as breathtaking. Ferrari-Carano has some of the few successfully growing Portuguese cork trees in the area, a delight to see and learn more about. Bronze sculptures from world-renowned artists such as Dennis Smith, Douglas Van Howd and Jane DeDecker adorn the garden landscape throughout.