This past weekend we attended the first ever “Sonoma Underground” event held at Longboard Winery in downtown Healdsburg. Elizabeth Schneider and Laura Perret Fontana created Underground to” help family-owned, unique producers thrive.”
The event showcased 15 small, independent wineries. Owners, winemakers and their families were there to pour.
Some of the standouts as determined by our group of seven were….
- Nalle’s 2015 Hopkin’s Ranch Pinot Noir and the Zin they were pouring
- Crux’s GSM
- Limerick Lane’s 2017 Rose
- Bucher’s 2015 Pinot Noir
- Acorn’s Cabernet Franc
- Meeker’s 2014 Hoskins Ranch Grenache
- Campana Ranch’s Petit Verdot
Kieran Robinson Wines was pouring Sparkling Brigade which was delicious. Sadly they don’t sell it. You have to visit their winery to try it.
Longboard had an eye-catching Woody parked out front that was pretty irresitsible.
The vehicle warning was pretty catching too!
I’ll look forward to more events from Underground as this one was extremely well done.