When we drove up we were greeted by 2 dogs and Jim the owner. The place is quaint and wine is phenomenal. Jim the owner took his time and explained the wine making process to our group, he even had us taste one of the grapes on the hillside. One of my favorite wines was the wine blend called "Sisters" which is made from the traditional Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec, all estate grown
Located in Sonoma County, California, one of the world's premier wine producing areas, McIlroy Wines is a small, family based winery that creates outstanding wines. Only a small number of cases are produced each year.
Acorn Winery is a small family winery in Healdsburg, appointment only. We were there for about 1.5 hours talking and tasting with the owners, who were super-friendly. Their wine is very good.~
Mayo Family Winery produces small lots of single-vineyard wines under the premise that the world's most interesting and highest quality wines must come from a single-vineyard source that can be expressed in the wines' aroma, taste and texture. Founded in 1993, the winery has two winemaking facilities in Glen Ellen, California, each fitted and equipped to produce particular types of wines. Mayo Family wines are only sold online or in their tasting room attached to the winery in the town of Glen Ellen and their two other tasting rooms in Sonoma Valley.
Coyote Crest Vineyards & Winery takes a very labor intensive approach to their winemaking, but this effort is apparent when you taste the wine. The production facilities use gravity rather than pumps to minimize intervention. Additionally, all of the wines are hand punched 3 times a day during fermentation. Phil and Marilyn Cool are the owners of Coyote Crest. In 1985, they purchased 32 acres of undeveloped land. They have since planted many acres of quality vineyards.
A visit to Littorai offers an exceptional opportunity for an intimate and personal tour of this state of the art biodynamic vineyard and farm. The tour is followed by an exclusive private tasting of Littorai’s world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, showcasing the true expressions of Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley terroir.
Private tours and tastings are available by appointment only, Monday through Saturday.
Wine tasting at Preston was a fun experience. The tasting room had a welcoming atmosphere with lots of funny books decorating the bookshelves and samples of their olives and sourdough. There were other groups also present, but we were attended quite quickly. Hidden gem. This is what wine country should feel like...to be continued.
Collier Falls is a family-owned winery in Healdsburg, California’s beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Collier Falls Vineyards makes limited quantities of award-winning, estate red wines from their sustainably-farmed hillside vineyards in Sonoma County. Collier Falls Vineyards wines are aromatic, complex and elegant, and the winery's name comes from the waterfall below their Zinfandel vineyards.
La Czar Vineyard is a winery located in Forestville, California. The winery is owned by Mike and Jeanne Pelczarski. The wine at La Czar Vineyard is produced by Rick Davis. La Czar Vineyard produces the following wine varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah/Shiraz and Zinfandel. If you want to visit La Czar Vineyard, it is open by Appointment Only.