Time Out says
From the soaring wood beams overhead to the glittering chandelier, this tasting room evokes elegance. The setting is fitting, considering this is the oldest commercial winery in California. The landmark property was renovated in 2012, but the historic charm remains—as do the original Champagne Cellars, now used as wine production facilities. The Carneros grounds feature a museum of 19th-century wine tools (more interesting than it sounds), a stylish lounge devoted to French bubbly, and tranquil picnic grounds. The winery’s location at the top of the San Pablo Bay means a diverse variety of microclimates, ideal for varietals ranging from merlot and syrah to chardonnay and pinot. Request a cave tasting, which concludes with samples drawn straight from the barrel.
18000 Old Winery Rd
PO Box 1842
|Cross street:||at Lovall Valley Rd|
|Price:||Tastings from $20|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-5pm|
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