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Enjoying a Black Coyote wine tasting

 

BLACK WINERIES in WINE COUNTRY


Sonoma County, CA

Sharp Cellars
DESCRIPTION: Vance and Monika Sharp’s winery on a hillside features organically-grown grapes; they offer private tours, tastings and a four-course winemaker's meals in a Mediterranean-style estate with sweeping vistas of the Sonoma Valley; their signature product is the Hailey's Creek Zinfandel; they also own the Sonoma Sausage Company, where you can purchase an array of Old-World style sausages; enjoy luxurious accommodations and hospitality, and sweeping views of wine country at their guest house is the perfect way to really get into the heart and soul of the Sonoma Valley; minutes away from Sonoma's historic downtown; upstairs and downstairs apartments in the guesthouse can be rented separately or together; the upstairs features a one-bedroom apartment with a king-sized bed, the downstairs apartment offers a queen-sized bed
ADDRESS: 17560 Norrbom Road  MAP
PARKING: on site

PHONE: 707-933-0556
WEBSITE: http://www.sharpcellars.com

Vision Cellars
DESCRIPTION: Winemaker Mac McDonald was born the son of a Texas moonshine maker; his mother made wine from various fruits we grew; after tasting Pinot Noirs from the world over and following several trips to France, he and his my wife decided to become a winemakers; his Pinot Noir has won awards; does not yet have a wine tasting room, but you can make appointments
ADDRESS: Windsor, CA

PARKING: on site
PHONE: 707-887-1619
WEBSITE: http://www.visioncellars.com

Menodocino County, CA

Esterlina Vineyards

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning vineyard is one of a handful of American Viticulture Associations designated appellations; producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Merlot and Pinot Noir in the region, many larger wineries purchase grapes from them; with 30 years experience as California vintners, the Sterling Family prefers a "small quantity, high quality" style of winemaking; hence, they carefully selected each of their vineyards for climate, soil conditions and geography to present the finest fruit from superior appellations; they also have a Wine Club, where you can join the family in their Fall wine crush; located on 400-acres in Mendocino County, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular views

DAYS& HOURS: appt only
ADDRESS: 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo  MAP
PARKING: on site

PHONE: 707-895-2920
WEBSITE: http://www.esterlinavineyards.com

Napa County, CA

Black Coyote Chateau
DESCRIPTION: Neurosurgeon and philanthropist Dr. Ernest A. Bates founded this winery in 1997; he was joined by an experienced winemaker and several prominent partners (Dr. Olin Robison, Stanley S. Trotman, Jr. and John Ruffle) with a similar dedication to improving every enophile’s quality of life; Ernest is also a member of the Association of African American Vintners; perhaps you have tasted their award-winning 2000 Black Coyote Bates Creek Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; visit their website to see the calendar of events
ADDRESS: 2400 Third Avenue, Napa  MAP
PARKING: on site

PHONE: 707-252-2292
WEBSITE: http://www.blackcoyotewines.com

 

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