Great spot to bring your own picnic while enjoying the wine - many tables and a pretty view. Friendly staff. Good wine.
The property is small and nothing fancy but more likely than not, your wine tasting will be led by the vintner himself, who came to Sonoma with nothing and built this small winery with his own hands. He's a great host who truly understands and loves wine. It's a delightful experience and the wine is priced very reasonably compared to many other wineries in the area.
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.
The vineyard is located on the Old Sonoma Road, just south of Buhman Creek in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. The vineyard is dedicated to growing Pinot Noir grapes, exclusively.
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.
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County, California family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000, his dream of expressing his vision and creating something lasting was realized.
A great choice for Healdsburg. The area is known for it's Zins and you'll find many decent wines at Mauritson. The tasting is free to Visa Signature card holders. The tasting room isn't terribly fancy but it's nice and there's an outdoor area for warmer days. The staff was quite friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Frostwatch is located in the recently established Bennett Valley appellation, located just south and to the East of the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. Roughly defined by the Matanzas Creek watershed, it has been estimated that Bennett Valley had some 2,000 acres planted to wine grapes in the mid-1800s. Largely due to the efforts of these individuals, the wine cognoscenti recognized Bennett Valley as an area that was synonymous with fine Merlot and Chardonnay. More recently, Bennett Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot and Syrah have been recognized for their exceptional quality.