The vineyards were planted in 1978, replacing an old apple orchard. After farming for several years, Basil Scalabrini began making wine commercially. With no winery, the first wine was made in a redwood grove at the top of the hill, a 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon… It was a good one! The Scalabrini family built the winery in 1987, and began making wine from each vintage thereafter. A family owned and operated, and the family is involved in every phase of the wine growing process. At Annapolis Winery the focus is on quality, not quantity and the winery produce a very small amount of wine, taking personal care at each step of the process. The results are wines that are naturally lush and intense.
The location is beautiful! So much greenery and I loved the rustic surroundings. The railroad tracks in the middle of the property just gave it a really cool feel, I don't know why, but it did. We started off with a tour which I thought was the perfect start to the day. The lady was nice and gave us a great background on the winery and how the wines are made. The pourings were delicious.
The tasting room is a very casual and welcoming place. It doesn't boast the best gift shop, but they offer enough to let you feel like you've gotten a shopping fix. But you're really coming for the Zins, each one better than the last and most at very affordable prices.
GiaDomella is the fulfillment of Richard, Victoria, and Joseph Passalacqua’s desire to create and produce premium wines. Consistent with the family’s long standing history associated with winemaking, fruit for these wines are sourced directly from the E Passalacqua Family Estate Vineyard which has been in the family since the late 1890’s.
Line 39 offers consumers a selection of varietals from Lake County AVA, as well as the North Coast and other areas in California. Check website for distributors of Line 39 wines.
Zach was awesome. He didn't just show us what was on the tasting menu. He first asked what wines we generally enjoyed, and then threw out a tasting catered to our preferences. We were also able to enjoy some of the wine makers' favorites imported from Italy. Honestly I don't think I enjoyed their wines enough to be a wine club member. But I would most definitely go back.
A must visit winery along the russian river wine road, the quality of wines and ambiance cant be beat. They also have a variety of condiments and sauces that are pretty tasty too.
Richly flavored, hearty red wines. Italian style which means big grapey textures & body.
Small boutique production. Some varietals are less than 100 cases per year.
Following a lifelong fascination for food and wine, James and Rosalind Manoogian established Fog Crest Vineyard in 1998 in the Russian River Valley area of Sonoma County, California. As a restaurateur in San Francisco, James had had close proximity to the great wine-growing regions surrounding the city, and it allowed he and his wife to become knowledgeable about wine, how it accompanied fine dining, and where each varietal excelled locally. Today, Fog Crest Vineyard produces less than 2,500 cases annually of limited production, vineyard-designate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that show off the classic terrior of this small Russian River Valley vineyard.
Keith and Cherie Hughes pursued a shared vision in 2001 with the purchase of two organic vineyards in Glen Ellen, California. Initially, their intention was to grow exceptional fruit, a goal that evolved into making superb wines that reflect the unique terroir of their land. Hughes Family Vineyards is a boutique winery producing premium Zinfandel, Syrah, Rose' and Chardonnay wines made exclusively from the grapes grown in our certified organic vineyards in Glen Ellen, California.