Woodenhead Vintners

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.

Corte Riva Vineyards

Romel Rivera is an awesome winemaker. Besides making his own wine, he is the assistant winemaker at Pride Mountain Vineyard under the tutelage of renown winemaker king Bob Foley.
Romel's wines are big, luscious, fruit forward, long lingering finishes, complex. The taste goes on and on. Powerful muscular wines. Best are his cabernet sauvignon, petite syrah, and merlots.

Brogan Cellars

What a neat little Wine. Reminds me very much of a simple beautiful Burgundy from France.

This is a wine project by Margaret Wierenga who's father owns Williams Selyem wines. I have heard they make a pretty good pinot themselves.

The wine has beautiful aromas of Cherries and Coca Cola. On the palate comes strawberry jam with hints of clove. The wine has a beautiful lingering finish.

B Wise Vineyards

B Wise is very small production, just 20 acres of vines on their winery estate in Sonoma. They do private tastings by appointment at their wine caves, absolutely the most spectacular cave I've ever seen! The tasting room in Kenwood is open to the public. The wines are truly amazing and beautifully crafted. Amazing wines, small production.


Let's begin with what everyone goes to Healdsburg/Sebastopol for: the pinots. Dutton-Goldfield had four or five pinots when we tasted there, and they were all unique and delicious. They varied from the lighter, fruit-forward classic pinots to the richer, almost-cab pinots. All of them were good, but I particularly liked the Devil's Gulch, which was on the richer side of the spectrum.

Madrone Ridge Winery

Madrone Ridge is a Sonoma Valley family run winery making single vineyard Zinfandel and Bordeaux Blends. The winery hand craft less than 250 cases of each release in their Wine Cave. Madrone Ridge vineyards flank the edge of Arrowhead Mountain in the Mayacamas Mountains separating Napa and Sonoma counties. Ridge wines are sold on their website or their wines can be sampled and purchased at the Enoteca Tasting Room on the historic Sonoma Plaza at 35 E. Napa St., Sonoma from 11- 5:30 Wednesday through Monday.

Anthill Farms Winery

With not more than a vision for making cool-climate, single-vineyard Pinot Noirs some friends made their first vintage - 250 cases - in 2004. Less than five years later, they have a critically acclaimed brand and more demand for their 1,500-case annual production than they can meet. They've earned having Anthill Farms in the coveted spots on wine lists at the French Laundry, Cyrus, Gary Danko and other well knowns and sommeliers say they can't keep the bottles in stock.

Peters Family Winery

Peters Family Winery is dedicated to producing compelling, extraordinary wines which reflect their single vineyard terroir and meticulous vinification. The winery's maintains partnerships with world-class vineyards, and their commitment to intensive hand-crafted production, have produced wines which showcase great flavors, exceptional complexity, and superb balance. All of Peters Family Winery's wine operations are conducted with great care in the town of Sebastopol, California, in the heart of Sonoma county.

Hanzell Vineyards

The winery itself has a ton of history and is one of the longest standing wineries in the area. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour consisted of a drive around the property by our guide, Ben, a tour of the wine caves and finally trying the wine itself! Views are gorgeous all the way from Oakland, Sonoma, SF.


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