Patz & Hall

Just east of downtown Sonoma along 8th Street you’ll find Patz & Hall. It’s a stunning facility with a tasting bar and indoor and outdoor casual seating. Single-vineyard, limited-production Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are what Patz & Hall are all about. They have established exceptional relationships with some of the best growers throughout the region and the Central Coast enabling them to create some … Continue reading Patz & Hall

Flowers

Joan and Walt Flowers made two trips each year to California to purchase seeds for their nursery in my home turf of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Those trips gave them more access to California wines, and most certainly fueled their growing passion for them. That passion got the best of them and they purchased land along the Pacific Coast on Camp Meeting Ridge thus beginning Flowers … Continue reading Flowers

Chalk Hill

It’s a gorgeous view from Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard’s tasting room. We were there on a beautiful warm Sunday in September and took advantage of the outdoor seating. The winery is quite a popular destination for tastings so be sure to call for an appointment. They offer different tasting levels, food pairings and an estate tour. We tried a number of their wines and two … Continue reading Chalk Hill

Great wine tastings…….

Presentation is possibly more important than the quality of the wine you’re tasting these days. There are nearly 500 wineries in Sonoma County alone, and the wines being produced are outstanding. The competition to maintain existing customers and engage new ones is huge. Not every wine tasting experience is memorable, but when you have an exceptional experience you’ll savor it and, most likely, never forget it. We … Continue reading Great wine tastings…….