July 13, 2017 Mayo Winery is easy to drive past—its quiet brown tasting room conceals a fabulous array of wine within, like a plain chest of pirate treasure cascading with jewels and gold once opened. Their aptly named “Adventure Tasting” features exotic varietals to Sonoma County, or choose a “Premium Tasting” for traditional wines like Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Their list is one of the most extensive in the area, keeping winemaker Michel (Mike) Berthoud quite busy. His exquisite craftsmanship is evident throughout Mayo Winery’s offerings as well as through his own Berthoud label, which is available at the tasting room.
July 4, 2017 Emphasizing red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Arrowood’s true signature is their breathtaking location. Perched up the hill from Imagery Estate Winery, their tasting room overlooks spectacular vistas of vineyards, dramatic hills and aged oak trees for some of the best scenery in Glen Ellen.
June 17, 2017 Tucked away in the hills above Glen Ellen, Coturri specializes in natural wine crafted through a neutral environment that allows grapes to blossom without interference. They are a working winery, without a fancy tasting room, surrounded by winemaking equipment, friendly dogs, and a small estate vineyard of primarily Zinfandel.