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FUN FACT ~ Gondola tours of the vineyards are available by prior reservation.
Sparkling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, Port
There is never too much of a good thing at Sonoma County’s Trentadue in Geyserville, especially when it comes to the awards they receive for their wines. As a Michelin inspector would say if this were a restaurant, “Certainly worth the drive.”
As Trentadue winemaker Miro Tcholakov said, “For the last decade Trentadue wines have changed dramatically, and in a positive direction. Consistently and quietly we have been winning many best of class and gold medals from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and from other prestigious wine competitions, placing us in the top ten percent or better of all wineries. We just don’t brag about it! For all these years I have really enjoyed making great wines from our estate fruit, especially the reserve La Storia wines.”
Leo and Evelyn Trentadue, fruit growers from Santa Clara County, first purchased this Alexander Valley estate in 1959. At the time, 150 of the property’s roughly 200 acres were plum trees; the rest of the estate was planted with old vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane. Soon after their purchase the Trentadues began replacing the plum trees with grapevines. The family didn’t start making wine until 1969, when they held back some of the fruit they usually sold to start their own Trentadue label.
One thing you can be assured of is that one of the winery’s professional (not intimidating, but knowledgeable and friendly) tasting room staff members will pour and educate visitors in a relaxed and very Northern California comfortable setting at the tasting room in Geyserville. Check into the chocolate and wine pairing, done by special request, which might define, in a very nice way, the word “decadent.”
With a last word, Royalene Mancini has said more than once that, “Trentadue makes incredible award-winning wines that are available at very affordable prices. It’s all about quality for value!” And a visit to the winery will prove that over and over again. Trentadue’s tasting room offers tastings of any four wines for $5.
The La Storia Reserve tasting room is available for groups of six to 20. Sit down and relax while tasting six different varietals of Trentadue wines. One of the professional tasting room staff members will pour and educate guests in a comfortable lovely setting. The duration is one hour, $20 per person, reservations are required.
There is also the popular “Gondola Tour” where you can ride through the estate vineyards and learn the history behind Alexander Valley and what makes this particular valley so special, as you taste wines along the way. There is an eight guest minimum and reservations are required.