The roots of Row Eleven stretch back many years touching hundreds of grape growers and winemakers. In 1987, after fifteen years of crushing grapes in the United States and Chile, Winemaker/Founder Richard de los Reyes became interested in making Pinot Noir again.
King Mountain land has never been farmed. Wildlife comes and goes freely with no one to bother them. Small lots, often 200 cases per wine.
The mission for the follks at Gain Bay is to create wines from some of the finest vineyards at an affordable price for the contemporary wine drinker.
Anaba wines are handcrafted from the best Rhône and Burgundian grape varieties grown at our Carneros Estate vineyard and in selected outstanding vineyard properties throughout Sonoma County. Anaba Wines Rhône-style wines are artistic blends, inspired by the rugged earthiness of France's Rhône Valley and replicated in the rocky Sonoma soils.
The atmosphere of the tasting room is simple but modern. You can tell that they put their real energy into the wines. It's a nice stop with the Jimtown Store right next door where you can pick up a tasty sandwich and sit out back looking over the vineyards. When it comes to the people and service, you really get a feel that this is a family run operation. Stephen Hawkes the owner/farmer/winemaker is there every year at the barrel tasting to share the experience and crafted love that goes into these amazing red wines.
The staff can be kind of hit or miss. Usually they are a little stand-offish or at least less eager to talk, but they don't try to over sell you on buying their wine they let you enjoy the experience. The tasting room isn't spectacular (actually I liked the smaller tasting room they had before) but they do have a large selection of gifts other than wine.
Since 2005, Jason has been transforming his home with its 5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines into a premium wine-producing estate, complete with olive orchard and a newly completed wine cave.
Enos Vineyards total production is only a few hundred cases per year. With such small production, Enos Vineyards can only make our wines available to those on our list. Allocations are determined each year based on production.
Wellington Vineyards is owned by the father and son team of John and Peter Wellington. John purchased the winery site in 1986. At the time, it consisted of 20 acres of old vines and a few decrepit old fruit and nut trees. Replanting of part of the old vineyard and orchard started in 1988. The winery was completed in time for the 1989 crush.
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.