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Tag: Chardonnay

Review: Matanzas Creek Winery

Driving into Bennett Valley, with rows of perfectly manicured vines with leaves changing from orange to red, I gazed my eyes upon the hillsides at the top of the valley. Burnt, charred and effectively scared for years to come, I breathed a sigh of relief. Matanzas Creek was spared. But only by a few hundred feet at best. The behemoth that was the fires of…

Thomas George Estates

I have a bit of an obsession with driving along Westside Road in the Russian River. Once an open and expansive road through the southern parts of Dry Creek Valley, the road starts twisting and turning, diving ever so deeper into the heart of the Russian River. Large swaths of trees flank both sides of the road, all the while patches of vineyards dart out…

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

The Russian River is known for three things: Chardonnays, Pinots, and wineries tucked away, up roads flanked by redwood trees, or buried up in the pines on the top of the mountain. A majority of wineries are missing something the neighboring regions of Dry Creek Valley & Alexander Valley have: tasting views. Yet MacRostie defies the norm. Welcome to MacRostie Vineyards. MacRostie Vineyards sits on…

Pangloss Cellars

They say you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, I somewhat did initially with Pangloss Cellars. The rustic typeface that sits above the door as you walk in is classic western. Think Wells Fargo. The typeface, mixed with the tasting room sitting across the street from the Sonoma Square made me think I was in for a California-western themed tasting room. And that was…

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Am I at a winery or at someone’s house? How comfortable are these couches and chairs outside? How incredibly beautiful is the large sculpture of a horse? Is this real? Yep. Welcome to Stonestreet. There are two locations to taste Stonestreet’s wines. The first is the downtown Healdsburg location. The second, and more highly recommend is out off of Hwy 128 in the Alexander Valley….