MacPhail Family Wines
The Macphail Tasting Lounge invites you to “make a day of it” at The Barlow, an urban center that brings together the best winemakers, food producers and artisans to share their local products and love for Sonoma County, and make a deep connection with their customers.
MacPhail Family Wines focuses on single-vineyard, small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest growing regions, including Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Green Valley and Anderson Valley.
A friendly staff takes wine lovers through the nuances of a good Pinot and Chardonnay by offering an array of seated tastings in an open, spacious and relaxed setting. Tasting options include: The Introduction to MacPhail ($20 per person, one fee waived per two bottle purchase), The Single Vineyard Tasting which includes a selection of wines, usually Pinot Noirs, from different appellations ($30 per person, one fee waived per two bottle purchase) and the New Release/Icon Tasting which includes a flight of older vintage library, vertical or reserve wines from the MacPhail Vaults ($40 per person, one fee waived per two bottle purchase).
In addition, guests can now experience one of the most unique tastings in the wine country. The Terroir Tasting. Inside the Tasting Lounge, you will find the Soil Wall showing 8' cross sections under glass of four vineyards – Toulouse, Pratt, Sundawg and Mardikian. Here they discuss the four key components to award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays – soil, clonal selection, vintage and winemaking style. Everything you wanted to know about winemaking is bottled in this wine tasting experience. ($30 per person, one fee waived per two bottle purchase).
The MacPhail Tasting Lounge is a great way to spend your day with family, friends (including furry friends) and local artisans.
MacPhail’s signature artwork graces the entry, a 40-foot sculpture of welded red wagons designed by Napa artist Richard Von Saal as his interpretation of MacPhail wine being poured from a bottle. Von Saal designed the Tasting Lounge using only recycled, repurposed and reclaimed materials, with the soil walls, showing soil pits from four distinct vineyards as another highlight.
Food & Wine Pairing
Enjoy the monthly Cheesemaker Series and sample delicious cheese and wine plates from a new artisan every month.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir