They offer private tasting at their Alexander Valley Estate in Healdsburg by appointment only (call tasting room or make an appointment request online). The tasting takes approximately two hours & the tasting fee is $25 per person, which is refunded with a purchase. Parker gave 7 of their wines a perfect 100 score. It's going on my winery to-do list! :)
The young lady serving us was informative and very pleasant. We received a good amount of information regarding the history of wineries in the Sebastopol and Russian River region. The tasting room is simple and no-fuss. Good wine. Nice outdoor patio where we ate our packed lunches. Very affordable wine.
Wild Hog Vineyard is at the headwaters of Wild Hog Creek (from which the winery derives its name) 45 minutes west of the small town of Cazadero. At 1400 feet elevation and 5 miles from the Ocean east of Fort Ross, the vineyard avoids most of the summer fog. The climate of the coastal range, in conjunction with our farming practices, helps to produce intense flavorful grapes.far off the beaten path, which, in my opinion, makes the place all the more special. There is no way anyone could find this place on his/her own. (You have to meander for miles on a narrow dirt road.) If you are one of the few people fortunate enough to do an actual tasting at this small, informal winery, you likely will meet the proprietor, Daniel Schoenfeld, a warm, kind-hearted gentleman, who obviously is passionate about wine-making. (He, quite appropriately, self-describes his line of work as a "labor of love.")
he place is very relaxed, dog- and child-friendly, and the grounds are rustic with a nice view of Carneros. It's getting the wine country experience without venturing too far up the 121, and without the tour buses and connoisseurs.
This is not a winery location so much as a classy tasting room in quaint downtown Healdsburg. But every bit warm and welcoming.
Dumol Wine Company is a winery located in Sonoma, California. The winery is owned by Kerry Murphy and Michael Verlander. The wine at Dumol Wine Company is produced by Andy Smith.
Dumol Wine Company produces the following wine varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz and Viognier.
Visiting the Winery
Dumol Wine Company has the following amenities you can enjoy: Retail Sales, Scenic Views and Wine Cellar.
Established in 1998 by Nick Goldschmidt a New Zealand winemaker, who trained in australia and arrived in the Napa in 1989. From 1990 to 2003 he was the winemaker for Simi winery in the Alexander Valley. From 2003- 2006 Nick was the Snr VP winemaker for Allied Domecq wines, managing 7 countries with brands such as Clos Du Bois, Mumm Napa, Garry Farrel, Buena Vista, William Hill, Brancott, Grafigna,..
Pondering Freestone's tasting room, we weren't completely sold on the idea of spending $10 on a few sips of wine, but we decided to at least scope it out. It was surprisingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon, and the tasting room staff seemed excited to have a group of 6 appear. They offered us a private tasting room where we could all sit comfortably, and even offered us plates and knives to dig into our Wild Flour spoils while we tasted. Um yeah...we like this place already. With Freestone Vineyards and Wild Flour as next door neighbors, you've got the perfect one-stop-shop for a sampling of Sonoma County's bounty. Make the most of it: get some Fougasse, and trot over to Freestone for the perfect pairing.
Stark Wine began with the production of one small lot of Dry Creek Valley Syrah in 2003. Since then, it has grown to reflect their passion for family, community, art and sustainability.
Moon Mountain Vineyard is a family-owned 286-acre property located high on the western side of the Mayacamas Mountains. Sixty-six acres of this rugged mountain terrain are devoted to organic vineyards. The property also serves as the home of Repris Wines. Nice red wines grown on the hilltop with near organic techniques. The syrah is very good and the cabernet sauvignon is usually blended nicely. In general their red wine tends to be rich in flavor with a nice finish.