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Lennox Vineyard

A small family-owned vineyard in the Russian River Valley appellation (AVA). Particularly in the cooler southern region, this is an area of premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes -- is their focus.

Sojourn Cellars

Wow. Pretty big wines and pretty reasonable prices. It was hard to find one that wasn't a match for us, and had a re-pour of one of the Cabs to confirm the one we loved the most.

Pinots with 92-97 points, and very nice Cabs. Craig and Ziggy were just as cool as mentioned, and even helped us push our appointment time back after running a bit behind.

If you are like us, making appointments is sometimes tough. However, this place is totally worth planning your entire day around. Provided it's your only appointment of the day.

Field Stone Winery& Vineyard

An intimate and casual tasting room that's hidden behind rows of wine barrels...you walk in through double barn doors at this historic winery that is easy to miss on 128 unless you're looking for it. About the only thing it's missing is a commanding view of the surrounding valley, but once you sample the wines made from the 100+ year old vines that remain on one part of the property, you'll quickly forget about it.

Toad Hollow Vineyards

Longtime friends Todd Williams and Rodney Strong created Toad Hollow Vineyards when they released their first vintage of unoaked chardonnay in 1994. As one of the leaders in unoaked Chardonnay, their consistent style featuring bright, crisp fruit flavors, continues to be a favorite.

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.

Talisman Wines

After tasting completely through, I must admit I was very impressed! Not only by all the lovely single vineyard pinots, but also talking with Scott (winemaker) and Marta Rich about the wine... Really cool folks.

Crinela Winery

The Crinella Estate Vineyard is located in Forestville in the Green Valley appellation. 30 acres of Pinot Noir have been planted to multiple heritage and Dijon clones by the Crinella family beginning in 1999. The vineyard manager is Jim Pratt. The Crinella family intended initially only to be growers but by 2006 had released their first Estate Pinot Noir. The wine is sold on the website.

Benovia Winery

Boutique winery. Appointment only but that ensures that they can make time for you to taste in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Very informative and the wines were outstanding. Not inexpensive but not overly pricey either.

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