Gundlach Bundschu Winery is an institution. It’s been around forever! About 35 miles from San Francisco the winery sits at the southern end of the Sonoma Valley. Referred to by many as “GunBun”, it is one of the oldest wineries in the state. It’s also one of the most diverse for visitors, offering venue experiences unlike any other winery I know – from cave tastings, … Continue reading GunBun!
Tasting on a Monday can almost guarantee you a less crowded experience. Tasting on Halloween absolutely did! Truett Hurst was our choice for a morning tasting and picnic. Their winery is on Dry Creek Road outside of Healdsburg. The property borders on the creek and has beautiful, expansive vegetable and flower gardens as well as a crew of goats and a variety of chickens, all … Continue reading Halloween tasting
Located on Highway 12 in the village of Kenwood is Hamilton Family Wines. It’s relatively new to Kenwood. It’s the love of Greg & Lindsay Hamilton, a young couple who are making their dream come true – making wine. They’re definitely a very small producer. The most of any one wine they are making is 175 cases. After some major renovations to a former tasting … Continue reading Hamilton Family Wines
In 2015 Comstock Wines opened its doors on a 17 acre site along Dry Creek Road. Kelly Comstock Ferris is the General Manager and Chris Russi the winemaker. Together they have created a wonderful array of experiences with great wines. The tasting room is expansive offering both indoor and outdoor tastings. There is a bocce court for those who require more than wine and a … Continue reading On Dry Creek Road…….
Just about halfway between the town of Healdsburg and the Hacienda Bridge in Forestville is Arista Winery. 36 acres in what is known as the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley. Here they focus on making exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from their estate grapes and from a handful of the areas finest growers. The McWilliams family and winemaker Matt Courtney are responsible … Continue reading Tasting at Arista
Kenwood, California is home to a winery making some interesting Italian wines – Muscardini Cellars. Their tasting room is right on Highway 12 in the heart of town. Sangiovese and Sagrantino wines can be found here as well as an extensive range of California wines from Savignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon and almost everything in between. They source their grapes from growers throughout Sonoma’s wine … Continue reading Italian Varietals in Sonoma
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St. Francis Winery and Vineyard is a landmark in the Valley of the Moon. Their production is large and their wines are nationally distributed. What is special about St. Francis and what continues to bring us back to visit are the grounds and special offerings. The grounds are gorgeous and the views are simply wonderful to take in over a glass of wine. The wine … Continue reading Valley of the Moon Tasting
An invitation for a wine tasting set up by our friend Christopher is never to be turned down. He has a knack for arranging tastings at some of the most unique and sought after wineries. Radio-Coteau does not have a formal tasting room and tasting requires an appointment. It’s a small, 4800 case production, bio-diverse winery stewarded by owner and winemaker Eric Sussman. Radio-Coteau owns … Continue reading Radio-Coteau