Ever experienced a tulip emergency? No worries, the Ferrari-Carano winery has a Tulip-Hotline set up in the late winter/early spring months for fans eager not to miss the winery’s 10,000 tulips in bloom. The five acre winery’s gardens also feature over 2000 species of trees and shrubs (conveniently, including Portuguese cork trees), a variety of perennials and annuals (the tulips and daffodils take center stage in the spring), waterfalls that flow into fish-filled ponds and highlighted by bronze sculptures from renowned artists Dennis Smith, Douglas Van Howd and Jane DeDecker. The Italian/French parterre gardens accentuate classic geometric shapes. The Enclosed Garden at the front of Villa Fiore (the estate winery) has a park-like setting, its design more relaxed, its emphasis on color and texture.
A multitude of wine tasting options are available, including a seated experience ($25) on the Il Terrazzo outdoor tasting terrace.