Escape to a Favorite Wine Destination
It’s a New Year and time for a new adventure. Doesn’t a little California dreaming sound good right around this time (and temperature)? So, sit back and take an armchair tour of the birthplace of the California wine industry - Sonoma County - and perhaps you’ll consider joining us on a Sonoma Wine Country Getaway in April. After all, by then you’ll want to escape those April showers and come back to May flowers.
Sonoma County is just north of San Francisco, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Mayacamas Mountains and is home to more than 400 wineries and 16 distinct appellations with more than 50 grape varieties grown. You’ll find exemplary Chardonnay and Pinot grapes, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot throughout the region – just to name a few.
Let’s look at some of the wineries on the April tour and what you can expect to sip, savor and experience.
Located on an historic 350-acre estate in the gorgeous Carneros Valley region of Sonoma County, Cline Cellars sustainably farms and crafts Single Vineyard, Sonoma County, Ancient Vine and California wines. Sip wines in the tasting room of the 1853 farmhouse.
Across from Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards named after the Italian immigrants who planted their first vines during the depression. And yes, they are the same that family that brought us the famous Jacuzzi bath and spas. When words fail, pictures don’t. Enjoy a video tour this exquisite Sonoma vineyard.
Beautiful grounds, delicious wines and a tasting room in a New England Style property. The certified organic Estate vineyard features eight acres planted with Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Petit Verdot.
From Cabernet to Chardonnay including the fantastic Fume Blanc, you’ll taste extraordinary wine from either the stunning garden views or underground cellar.
This estate includes 20 acres of varieties including Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Rosé of Syrah.
The past and the future meet at this pioneering estate that goes back to 1857. Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery and has quite the wine history.
There is something wonderful about a Rosé which you’ll find plentiful here along with other fine wines at this family owned estate.
Utilizing eco-friendly farming practices, this pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock and clones for over three decades. That brings us some fantastic tasting wines.
Now through January 30, 2014, you can enter to win a spot for two on our trip to Sonoma Wine Country from April 15 to 19, 2015. Join Ted Farrell from Haskell's, Denny Long from WCCO, Holiday Vacations, and myself to experience a wine trip of a lifetime. Enter online or in one of Haskell's store locations.
Founded in 1934, Haskell’s has championed fine wines for over 80 years. We have 13 wine stores in Minnesota, two delis and one restaurant. As one of the top wine shops in North America, Haskell’s is known for legendary service and one of the finest collections of wine, beer and spirits. Led by Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell, and the Farrell family, Haskell’s continues to be at the forefront of the wine scene throughout the world. Haskell’s also can ship wine, beer & spirits all throughout the world, the U.S. and we deliver locally.