So, you're in Napa for a long weekend or maybe even a wallet-draining week. There's plenty of choices to feed your wine fix. This charming little vineyard absolutely, positively needs to make your "must visit" list. No tasting room. No walk ins. No boutique to purchase a variety of goods while visiting. You need to call, make an appointment, and then prepare yourself for a truly personal wine experience given where the family that grows it presents their five or six well-done sophisticated wines.
In San Miguel, California Lusso Della Terra, which name means "Luxury of the Land" makes its goal to live up to the name by drawing on the passion and love for both the land and the wine it produces. Winemaker Edward Cholakian starting from cellar rat, worked his way up the production later over time. His experience at well-know wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Chateau St Jean, Monterey Wine Company, Fetzer Vineyards as well as serving as consultant for 30 other winereis has shaped Edward in creating his own style and winemakeing and shows in the wines of Lusso Della Terra.
Monday through Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
With passion and patience, Fiona and Hal Barnett created this vineyard and winery in 1983 with the intent of producing small amounts of hand crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their estate. Since the first vintage of Barnett Vineyards, Spring Mountain has proven to deserve it's own AVA and become known as a unique mesoclimate, producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots.
Peacefully protected under the watchful eye of Morro Hill, commonly referred to as the Sleeping Indian, lies the well-drained granite soils of Sleeping Indian Vineyard. The vineyard is the realization of a dream to grow quality wine as a family owned and operated adventure.
Resting unobtrusively on a back road in Madera County is the home of Ficklin Tinta Port. As it was from the beginning, Ficklin's Port is widely acclaimed as one of California's finest port wines created in the Portuguese tradition.
The Greens have been into paint horses for nearly three decades and the winery is their homage to these wonderful and truly beautiful animals. According to Bruce Green, the couple rides their horses on every occasion, both in western pleasure and also trail riding. Paint Horse Winery became a reality in 1997, when the Greens first purchased the property. Some vineyards were already planted, but needed a great deal of work. The Greens improved the existing vineyards and planted two more acres, mostly to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Next time you’re traveling through the Central Coast, don't miss our cozy wine studio designed and operated by owner/winemakers Dave and Becky Corey. With over 125 years of family history in the Santa Maria area, in historic Old Town Orcutt, pouring wines for locals and visitors alike.
Best known for Mourvedre and Grenache, offer an amazing variety of wines from four unique labels including CORE, Kuyam, Turchi and C3.
Anselmo Vineyards is a beautiful winery and ranch that cloaks 15 acres in Northern California. World-class cuisine at Anselmo Vineyards comes from a kitchen that serve their very own beef – a true pasture-to-plate affair. The winery offers a first class wine tasting room that proudly serve a variety of wines. San Anselmo Vineyards serves three red wines: a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, a full bodied Merlot, and a smooth blended Majorette.
Susie provided a lot of history about the winery and the two labels - Robinson Family and Great Legs. While I only bought two bottles it was not because I did not want more it was just that I only had limited space. When I come back in January 2013, I will definitely be visiting again with my group. I appreciated the fact Susie Robinson took the time to visit during my tasting even though I was only a party of one. A nice small place, just like the places I like to visit in wine country.
The wines here were very good really enjoyed them. They charge a $5 tasting fee, which is definitely worth it to try some of their nice blends as well as the Zin, Cab, and Petite Sirah. Nice winery with a great personality. The barrel tasting experience is great. The lobster bisque was very good. The wine selection made it all worth the trip and the picnic area really took things to a new place.