NEW TASTE ON THE BLOCK
Wine tasters can sip the past in view of the future as part of a new seasonal program at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg. Through this month, Jordan is hosting guided tastings ($75) of three vintages of cabernet sauvignon and one chardonnay in its recently planted six-acre cabernet sauvignon vineyard, all paired with charcuterie from local Journeyman Meat Co. The Chateau Block Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Tasting takes place at 10:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday through October.
Sixth-generation winemakers in the business for 160 years, the Bundschus share their Sonoma property and wines with visitors through the estate’s Heritage Reserve Experience. This private food and wine pairing features Gundlach Bundschu’s small-production, limited-release heritage and reserve wines that you can’t taste anywhere else. The two-hour experience is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment, with five-day advance notice. $85 per person.
For the first time in 27 years, the team at Amici Cellars is opening its library for an opportunity to enjoy a retrospective tasting of its single-vineyard cabernet sauvignon from Spring Mountain, Morisoli and Beckstoffer Vineyards’ Missouri Hopper Vineyard. The experience takes place in a private tasting room, giving bird’s-eye views of the winery’s crush pad and cellar with all the action of the 2019 harvest underway. The 90-minute tasting is offered midweek by appointment only for groups of four to eight. Reservations are required and the price is $90 per person.
Check out the new home for Flowers Vineyards and Winery just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. A verdant outdoor garden sets the stage for the new tasting program called House of Flowers that showcases the property’s acclaimed pinot noir and chardonnay.
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Great Taste”.