We called a week in advance and made an appointment. This winery is 100% local, organic and very picturesque. Dave had the wines all ready for us to taste on a little patio table overlooking magnificent redwood forests and the Willow Creek Valley. He was so nice and welcoming and chatted with us for an hour and a half. It was so intimate and we learned a ton about the area and their wine.
The rustic cave setting certainly took our tasting to the next level, but the Cabernet's stood on their own. Each had a distinct character, and some were liked more than others, but we honestly enjoyed EVERY wine that we tasted. The pairing of delicious cheeses enhanced the many attributes of the grapes. Von Strasser is a small, cozy winery tucked into Spring Mountain, just 5 minutes up the hill from Calistoga. They have beautiful, rich Cabs and it's a great experience.
A life-long interest in fine food and artisan craft led, Proprietor and Winemaker, Rick Davis to the wine industry. With graduate work in soil sciences and his first experience as a cellar-hand for Rivendell Winery, a small winery in New Paltz, NY, he quickly learned the trade and excelled to Winemaker. In order to pursue this newfound passion, his move to Sonoma County, CA left him in the perfect place to master winemaking and focus on Pinot Noir.
Small boutique wine producer making seductive bottles of delicious Zinfandel.Definitely tasty and no need to be hasty when savoring each sip. Well-balanced, berry-blessed with a smooth caramel finish makes this winemaker's Zinfandel the perfect pairing whether with spicy cuisine or a savory dungeness crab cook-in.
Located in Paso Robles, California EOS Estate Winery produces Central Coast Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more. Visit EOS and be suduced by their sinfully good wines.
LeVois Vineyards produces artisanal wines. Their terraced Bradford Mountain vineyard in Dry Creek Valley produces exceptional fruit – small production award-winning wines – Zinfandel, Cabernet and a late harvest Zinfandel.
Charter Oak Winery is a small boutique producer of the most exceptional Napa Valley red wines made by winemaker Robert Fanucci.
Many times while pouring wine in the Avio Vineyards & Winery tasting room, Stefano and Lisa are asked how they became winemakers, and how it was that they found themselves in the small town of Sutter Creek, California, all the way from the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. Both Stefano and Lisa worked in Atlanta for a number of years, employed in predominantly sales and marketing positions. They traveled extensively in their careers, and spent a majority of their work-week on an airplane. The couple knew that they wanted to settle down one day, get off of the airplanes, and work for themselves in a business that they both loved and enjoyed. They researched several business opportunities, but nothing spoke to their heart. Until Avio Vineyards & Winery.
Handley Cellars is a small, 14,000 cases per year, family-owned winery in California's Mendocino County, bonded in 1982. Handley Cellars is located at the northwest end of the Anderson Valley on 59 acres of the original Holmes Ranch. Still standing on the property are the now-refurbished ranch house, barn, and the original water tower.
Handley Cellars offers a wide variety of wines that complement today's diverse cuisine with its worldwide influences. Winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown.
Laguna Canyon Winery is currently featuring three brands that are available in their two tasting rooms and 15 states throughout the United States. Their main premium brand 'Laguna Canyon', 'Purple Paws' and Wyland Cellars. A portion of all Purple Paws wine sales go the care of homless pets. Marine artist 'Wyland' embellishes the Wyland Cellars brand and a portion of the sales go to the Wyland Foundation which supports clean rivers, oceans, the environment and the protection of sea life. Our founder John Krause has made several visits to Laguna Canyon Winery when he would commute between San Diego and Orange County. Do yourself a favor when visiting Laguna Canyon Winery and be sure to try a few of their red blends. *
Tues 11:00am to 6:00pm
Wed 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thur 11:00am to 6:00pm
Fri 11:00am to 6:00pm
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Sun 11:00am to 6:00pm