Coturri & Sons Winery Estate Vineyard

Coturri & Sons Natural Method Table Wines

By Alexa Chipman June 17, 2017

Coturri & Sons Winery Estate Vineyard

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.

The drive out is picturesque, with greenery arching across the road, glimpses of vineyards meandering up hillsides and native oaks. There is no signage; look for the exact number to turn off, and be ready for a steep, narrow driveway with more potholes than Petaluma after a rainstorm.

Coturri & Sons Winery

Founded in 1979 by the current owner Tony Coturri’s father, it is a family business based on methods learned from his grandfather, Enrico, who was from Italy and brought a sense of winemaking where the innate nature of grapes being used direct the process.

The red wine “Red” blend is smooth, with a supple caramel aroma, using mostly carignane grapes. I enjoyed their syrah, which had a bite of red pepper to it without tannins taking over. The rosé is light and delicious with a berry hint to it, perfect for the hot weather we have been having here in Sonoma County this summer.

Coturri & Sons Winery Tastings by Appointment

Keep in mind that you will need to make an appointment ahead of time, and it is through a series of narrow country roads, but I would recommend stopping by for a solid table wine that has flavor to it without the harshness of Napa wine.

By Appointment Only
Location: 6725 Enterprise Road, Glen Ellen CA

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