Rick and Diane DuNah established DuNah in 2000 producing primarily Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from an estate vineyard located in the Russian River Valley near Sebastopol and other premium vineyard sources. Greg La Follette is the winemaker. The wines are sold through a mailing list and the winery online store.
Small boutique wine producer making seductive bottles of delicious Zinfandel.Definitely tasty and no need to be hasty when savoring each sip. Well-balanced, berry-blessed with a smooth caramel finish makes this winemaker's Zinfandel the perfect pairing whether with spicy cuisine or a savory dungeness crab cook-in.
When in wine country, some enjoy a Disneyland experience -- fake castles & dungeons, tram rides, huge gift shops, docents, buses, limos, and a million things to distract you from the wine. And then, there's Coturri. The production is tiny. The facility is a garage. Check out the Syrah, Zin, or anything that they might happen to have on hand to share...and you'll get a great bottle of hand-made wine with little intervention of any sort.
This winery is situated in a cave, which makes the wine tasting experience a little different, but pretty cool. Everyone was really nice. Like a lot of wineries, they charge $10 for a tasting fee, but at Bella you get to do much more than just sampling wine. The tasting tour began with the pairing of a Rosé with some portuguese sausage and some friend plantains. You then proceed to the wine caves, which were filled with live Spanish guitar music.
If you're interested in the workings of a true family run winery, please do yourself a favor and visit.John and Carri produce some great wines at great prices and always provide some fun at the tasting room. With an emphasis on Pinot they still produce two zins, two syrahs, and couple of deserts.
Exclusively Pinot Noir, Bybee Vineyards wines are handcrafted from 100% certified organic grapes, estate grown in the heart of the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. Cold nights, cool morning fogs, riparian habitat, and sandy-loam Goldridge soils yield some of California’s best pinot noir grapes.
Pulled into the Winery parking lot and the sign said closed.
Some guy, KAZ waved us in and the next couple that pulled in as well.
I was here to try his ports, but he had 7 other wines to try as well. $5 to taste 5.
The varietals are unique and funky like the winemaker. He's a nice guy. Wines were good, especially the ports.
The winemaking at Woodenhead is pure and simple or, if you will, Burgundian done California-style. Woodenhead Vintners wine is handcrafted from a hard labor of love in tune to the natural rhythm of the land, the water, the air, and the seasons. No mechanical pumping is employed. Inoculated yeast and malolactic cultures, hand punching, basket pressing, French oak, and California fruit is what you get. Small and unique lots are their goal, ultra premium wine is the result.
Robert Rue Vineyard,
Carlene and Robert, the owners and host of the winery are unbelievably friendly, honest and passionate about their business. If you're interested in tasting some really nice Zins, seeing the winery that produced it and personally talking to the people who made it happen, this is the place to go to.
We had a great time here. We stepped in here while waiting for another winery to open. The very first thing we noticed when we opened the door was the intoxicating scent of wine. We were able to take a self-guides tour around and realized the large barrels were right in the open, which was why the facility had that lovely sweet wine smell. Tour was timed perfectly, not too long, but not too short, and we had a super nice tour guide. Wine tasting after the tour was extra fun.