At The Madrones, we are proud to have a collective of tasting rooms representing some of the valley’s finest winemakers and their own labels.
Unlike some of the larger more developed wine regions, you will often find one of our winemakers pouring here at the tasting room and joyfully sharing their craft. Each has a unique perspective, style and approach to their wine making, with many of their vintages only available through their tasting rooms.
Some of the qualities they do share is a passion for handcrafted small lot wines using mostly local fruit from the surrounding appellations.
This small, artisan operation is the outcome of two women, Deb and Cindy, with a passion for great wines and food. Using sustainably grown grapes from The Hawks Butte Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands, Bink Wines are produced in small lots that are elegant and terroir-driven.
Their tasting room is located just off the arcade, opposite of Drew. Monika will gladly pour you a taste of their available vintages and introduce you to the local Old Chatham Ranch Olive oil they will be offering. Deb Schaltzlein the winemaker is also at the tasting room quite often.
11am – 5pm
Drew family cellars
Drew remains committed to Pinot Noir and Syrah from California’s northern far coastal edge, which includes Mendocino Ridge, Anderson Valley and the Yorkville Highlands. Jason also makes a very small amount of Albariño from their coastal region.
Case production remains small, which allows Jason to concentrate on all aspects of the process, from vineyard farming to all vinification decisions in the winery. Decisions made in the vineyard become fluid into the winery, allowing for a pure expression of place in the resulting wines.
They pour current release selections while supplies last. Their library wall offers special bottles to reward fans devoted enough to make the trek up to this beautiful part of Northern California.
11am – 5pm
www.drewwines.com / 707-895-9599
Smith Story Wines are made with respect for the land, kindness for the grower and love from the winemaker.
The wines show restraint, balance and integrity of the grape. Our winemaking philosophy is to utilize classic, old world techniques and let the grapes and sense of place where they are grown both speak for themselves. We work with families who farm grapes in California's Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River and Sonoma Mountain AVA's and in the Rheingau region of Germany.