Scribe Winery, perched atop a rolling knoll just off the road connecting Napa and Sonoma, produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The property is managed by fourth-generation wine-maker and farmer brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani, and is known for its cool, laid-back vibes and young, hip crowd. There is no fancy tasting room here; when you arrive, you'll be given a Mexican blanket and encouraged to find a spot for yourself in the shade of a tree or at a nearby picnic table. Couples and families picnic in the grass, and the vibe is convivial and casual. While snacking on fruit and nuts grown on the property (maybe even an egg from Scribe's hens), a young, good-looking wine enthusiast will periodically refresh your glass with another taste, telling the story behind each pour; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and, perhaps the most unique—and delicious—of the bunch, Sylvaner.
How to visit: Tastings by appointment only.
In short: Light and refreshing pours; rustic, laid-back vibe; younger crowd
2100 Denmark St