Wineries & Wine Tasting in Sonoma County

March 14, 2012

Yesterday you got a pretty good overview on the Barrel Tasting event that Sonoma County hosts each year in March. Today’s post you’ll get an even better overview on a few of my favorite wines from this trip… because each trip is different. Especially with SO many wineries to taste from!

Mmmmm… wine.

First off, let me just say that I am a red wine drinker. Nope, probably not Paleo. Nope, I don’t care.

My favorite reds are the bold, jammy, slightly dry ones. They’re loud and full of flavor. But sometimes a girl is in the mood for something subtle, calming, relaxed in taste and texture, and just a good “sip me” wine.

I enjoy wine.

One of the wine clubs my boyfriend and I joined was at Everett Ridge Winery. We have been to their tasting room a few times and have enjoyed the wine, people, and incredible views several times. The picture of me above is what the outside of the tasting room overlooks.

They have an incredible view of the entire valley and a pizza oven, always in use. Along with delicious flatbreads, made on site, they keep wine-goers happily returning.

Diablita from Everett Ridge was the first wine we tasted and loved a few years ago. One of their signature wines, Diablita stands for uplifting women everywhere. 🙂

It’s becoming widely known and they even have a Twitter handle for the tasty little she-devil.

Old World Winery had some excellent wines. This was the first time tasting at this beautiful venue. I found out through the grapevine- or tasting room woman- that they do several food and wine pairing dinners a year. The menus look amazing and I definitely will try to make it to one of their dinners.

One cool thing, Old World crushes all of their grapes by hand, not using a vice or mechanical crusher (no idea what it’s called…). They never add sulfur to their wines, making them all 100% vegan.

Other great mentions for wine tasting in the Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and overall area of Sonoma County are (just some of the places I’ve been to and like):

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Harvest Mood Winery

Battaglini Estate Winery

Hook & Ladder Winery

Inman Family Wines

Lauterbach Cellars

La Crema Winery

Old World Winery

Merriam Vineyards

Limerick Lane Cellars

DRY CREEK VALLEY:

Armida Winery

Everett Ridge

Mauritson Family Winery

Amista Vineyards

Quivira Vineyards & Winery

Mounts Family Winery

Papapietro Perry Winery

Kokomo Winery

Creative way to drink wine. No?

To taste or not to taste?

Do you drink wine?

What is one place or winery I (or anyone) should try?

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan March 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Whoa whoa – wasn’t it you guys that Matt and I were talking to about Mason jar wine glasses? Or am I mixing something up here? Either way, hope you snagged a couple of those! 🙂

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