Open 12 - 5 ~ Grounds close at 5:30 pm

Thursday through Monday      May - Sept

Thursday through Sunday       Oct - April

Closure Dates 2019-2020

Thanksgiving Day

Dec 2nd-6th, 2019 (maintenance)

Dec 9th-13th, 2019 (maintenance)
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

Jan 27th-Feb 7th, 2020 (maintenance)

Easter Sunday

33000 North Highway 1

Fort Bragg CA 95437

North of Fort Bragg at

mile marker 73.58

707.964.1155

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2019 . Designed by Mendo Design

OUR WINES

The imposing redwood and stone barn structure nestles into the cliff side, protected from crashing waves by a flat rock bench eroded over eons. The cellar is filled with French, Hungarian and American oak barrels and specialty equipment suited to handcrafted wine making. Highest quality grapes, open-top fermenters and a portable grape receiving system allow small lot premium winemaking with critical attention to detail. The unique location lets magical forces come into play; waves crash into sea caves under the cellar, naturally filtering wine from its sediment. Salt from sea air deposits on barrels accelerating osmosis while creating viscous and dense wines. If you have any questions you can always call for information and personal recommendations and pairings, we would be happy to assist you!

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WHITES

ORANGE MUSCAT

2016 FRENCH IN ORIGIN

PINOT BLANC

2016 FRENCH IN ORIGIN

Eddie Graziano grows our Charbono and lovingly tends this tiny Orange Muscat vineyard right next to his home. There are fewer than 350 acres remaining in the state. Finding these rare gems and introducing them to our members and guests is a great pleasure. Vinified with carefully controlled cold fermentation and retaining a bit of residual sugar results in a frisky off-dry wine with a clean, floral finish and enough acidity to pair with spicy Asian and Indian dishes.

Light, clean & crisp. A nice chilled glass is perfect with light appetizers or on a hot summer night.

SIGNATURE BLENDS

IT'S MY FAULT

WHITE

Two multi-vintage blends (one white, one red) made to commemorate the discovery of the PACIFIC STAR FAULT – geologist Dorothy Merritts announced it to the world in 2006. Running directly under the winery, it connects to the San Andreas fault system 12 miles out to sea. Our white is  a delicious blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, and Roussanne. Keep a bottle around for those moments when “I’m sorry” needs to be expressed in a creative way. A great inexpensive gift too!

IT'S MY FAULT

RED

The red version of our signature blended vino made with Dolcetto, Negroamaro, Barbera and Charbono grapes. And yes, we have our own seismograph!

"It's My Fault Rocks!" ~ Marcellus

DAD'S DAILY RED

CARIGNANE, CHARBONO, PETITE SIRAH

Sally’s tribute to her dad Fred, who often lamented “…nobody makes Claret anymore.  I love Claret.” He was remembering the California heritage blends of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s when individual grape varieties weren’t showcased, but married together. Since the first vintage in 1996 Dad’s has become everyone’s favorite  - old vine Carignane and Petite Sirah blended with the rare Charbono and hearty Zinfandel. Don’t let the moderate price fool you, it ages beautifully and proudly stands tall. Lift a glass and toast to your Dad.

 

"Dad's Daily is Heavenly." ~ Joni

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CLASSIC RED VARIETALS

BARBERA

2013 ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

An old favorite returns!  Grown in Mendocino County, Talmadge, and Foxhill Vineyard.

CHARBONO

2013 ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Charbono hit a low of 47 acres left in the world just 10 years ago - all the remaining vines were old and weakened by disease, making ripening difficult and propagation uneconomical. Vulnerable to rot from early rains, we thank only the most dedicated growers for Charbono’s existence. Inglenook Winery made Charbono into Gold Medalwines at the World’s Fair for years … some still drinkable 30 years later. Our flagship, this lovely relic from the past is enjoying a rebirth. Eddie Graziano grows our Charbono in Calpella, Mendocino County.

2015 ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

BRUNELLO

Harvested Locally in Mendocino County, Talmadge, and Foxhill Vineyards.

DOLCETTO

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Italian for "Little sweet one" harvested from Mendocino County, Talmadge, and Foxhill Vineyards.

SANGIOVESE

ITALIAN IN ORIGIN

Locally Sourced from Mendocino County, Redwood Valley, and Hidden Hawk Ranch.

FRENCH IN ORIGIN

PETITE SIRAH

DNA science has recently been applied to grape varieties, identifying Petite Sirah as a cross between French Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) and the obscure Pelorsin. Created in the 1880’s by Plant Biologist Dr. Durif – the grape is known as Durif in France and came to California with immigrants at the turn of the century. Susceptible to rot due to its tightly packed clusters, it is notoriously difficult to grow, dipping to 2,000 acres in the early 90’s.  Winemakers have led the come back as this is the heartiest of wines; rich, dark, chewy, fruity and tannic.

TEMPRANILLO

SPANISH IN ORIGIN

Spain’s dominant variety  (which has more vineyard acreage than any country) and famous for it’s role in the wines of the Rioja and classic Ports of Portugal. Since it prefers the highlands of Spain, the best growing areas in California need to be moderately hot with cool evenings like the foothills of El Dorado County. Our’s is 100% Tempranillo -  in its homeland it’s often blended with Grenache and Mazuelo (Carignane).

CROATIAN AND AMERICAN IN ORIGIN

ZINFANDEL

Mendocino County, Calpella, and Dark Horse Vineyard.