VIP Tours & Special Private Tastings
There are three options. Please call (707) 894-9177 to make a reservation. These are complimentary for our Wine Club members and their guests.
Organic Vineyard Tour & Tasting
(Allow approx. 60 mins.) $25 per person
You'll pass through our entry way with 500 red rose bushes, part of the reason Fodor's Travel name us one of the most beautiful wineries to visit. Founder/owner Edward or Deborah will lead you through our vineyards planted to eight varietals originating in Bordeaux. We're celebrating 3 decades of organic certification. Learn about how all vineyards were successfully farmed for 7,900 years before the shift to use of petrol-chemical and synthetic based products.
Then sit down under ancient oaks trees or on antique love seats indoors. Enjoy a reserve tasting including ten or more of our current release wines accompanied by charcuterie and cheese selection. All are acclaimed artisan wines, hand crafted in small lots and difficult to find outside our tasting room. Learn the story of each wine within sight of the vines that they are made from.
Progressive Picnic in our Vineyards
(Allow approx. 75 mins.) $35 per person
You'll pass through our entry way with 500 red rose bushes, part of the reason Fodor's Travel name us one of the most beautiful wineries to visit. With a founder/owner, Edward or Deborah Wallo, take a tour through our organic vineyards planted to eight varietals originating in Bordeaux. At various stops you will be served an appetizer paired with wine from vines you are looking at. Here you not only swirl, sniff and sip the wines but see, smell and touch the grapevines from which they are made.
Back in the tasting room or on the deck overlooking the vineyards, you'll enjoy a reserve wine tasting including ten or more of our vineyard-designated, award-winning wines
Organic Vineyard Tour & Play “Name That Varietal”
(Allow approx. 90 mins.) $45 per person
You'll pass through our entry way with 500 red rose bushes, part of the reason Fodor's Travel name us one of the most beautiful wineries to visit. Then tour the ranch with an owner/founder, Edward or Deborah Wallo, and learn about organic farming as you pass through the vineyards planted to eight Bordeaux varietals. Winter visitors may be accompanied on their stroll by a flock of sheep or in the summer you might be invited to release ladybugs or measure grape sugars.
Your private tasting will start with several of our white wines. Next, to discover the unique differences among the Noble Reds, you’ll be able taste our current releases Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the lesser-cultivated Petit Verdot and Carménère. All varietals are grown side by side in the same vineyard, making this a unique experience. Throughout your tasting you will be served a variety of tasty small bites to pair with the wines.
If you like, select a “blind” tasting called “Name That Varietal.” We introduce them in an enjoyable board game. On the table in front of you are glasses with a red wine in each. Now, which wine is which varietal? The tasting can be quite a challenge indeed! But this is the best and most fun way to learn about wine. Once you’ve decided which varietals you prefer, we’ll dip into our wine library covering over 20 vintages and let you sample a few aged wines.
The grand finale is of our Richard the Lion-Heart, a meritage wine blend that has all 6 Noble Reds which is the result of our numerous blending trial sessions.