The Madrones is a complex on the east side of Philo that houses four tasting rooms, a bed and breakfast, a nice garden/housewares store called Sun and Cricket, and a new restaurant – Stone and Embers.  We heard that Stone and Embers had good pizza and tried to lunch there; only to find it closed for a special event.  Signal Ridge is the newest tasting room in the Valley.  Currently they have rose and sparkling wine available for tasting but will release a Zinfandel and Pinot Noir in the spring. Bink has been in The Madrones for a while, but we missed it on our last visit.  The winery features Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet.  Staff at both Bink and Signal Hill were most welcoming.  We did not have enough sobriety left to visit Knez Winery and Drew Family Cellars but were told that both feature Pinot Noir.

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