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Geyser Peak Winery
FUN FACT ~ Visit the website for a 2-for-1 tasting coupon.
Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Grigio
Geyser Peak Winery was named “One of the best tasting rooms in Napa and Sonoma Counties” by the Wall Street Journal.
One of California’s oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, this beautiful setting overlooks Geyserville, the Russian River and the northern end of Alexander Valley.
The winery consistently garners some of the most prestigious awards in winemaking, including Winery of the Year and Winemaker of the Year honors. Its outstanding team of winemakers and viticulturists are noted for fruit-forward, food-friendly wines from prime vineyard sources in the Alexander Valley. If you have been thinking about visiting the winery, now is a great time to come visit! The winery is located in the heart of Alexander Valley, surrounded by vineyards and the historic winery itself.
Step up to the 30-foot granite bar to sample award-winning varietal wines. Five to seven wines are poured every day ($5/person) and a variety of wine accessories and gift items are available. A café-style tasting room, overlooking the barrel cellar, hosts the Reserve Tasting ($10) and, during the weekend, Library Tasting ($15). All tastings are complimentary for wine club members.
To fully enjoy your wine tasting experience, Geyser Peak Winery offers these suggestions and pointers:
Ask questions. This is an opportunity to not only educate your palate, but also learn more about the winemaking process. You will find tasting room staff, owners and winemakers quite congenial and eager to share their knowledge with you.
Taste the wines in the suggested order. Always taste from whites to reds. Attempting to identify fruit flavors or delicate floral notes in a Pinot Grigio after tasting a peppery Zinfandel is next to impossible. If you’ve already tasted a red wine and want to try a white wine again, either wait for another day, or perhaps rinse your mouth with Sauvignon Blanc, eat a cracker or bread stick, and then you may be able to reset your palate to experience the nuances of the white wine.
Please use dump buckets set out on the tasting bar to dispose of excess wine. Don’t feel compelled to finish each glass.
Don’t wear perfume, cologne or scented lotions. They WILL affect how you smell the aromas and taste the flavors of the wine.
Always designate a driver. A prudent decision for a carefree day of tasting is to utilize one of the many local tour services available. They are fun and especially affordable for groups.
Most importantly, have fun!