October 28, 2009

The Four Graces

This tasting room & vineyard is located just before entering the town of Dundee. Their label and marketing materials including their website are beautiful! The tasting room is nicely appointed, a bit on the smaller side and can be crowded at times during peak season, but our guests like this winery and several have become wine club members. The Four Graces feature Pinot noir, Gris & Blancs. Jason, the tasting room manager, has often stopped by the Inn to speak with us and drop off wine tasting cards for our guests to sample their wines for free (usually $10 tasting fee). We recommend the winery because the wines and service are great. Tasting room is open daily from 10 to 5pm except some holidays.  Kristen

October 13, 2009

Sokol Blosser Winery

Sokol Blosser is one of the more popular wineries in the area, and was established in 1971. You can find their wines in numerous restaurants and retail outlets across the United States.  Located in Dundee, just off the main highway (Hwy 99), you take a short drive uphill to arrive at the winery. They have picnic benches outside that overlook views of the southern valley so one can enjoy a boxed lunch and a bottle of wine.  The tasting room is a little older but always a busy one, and tasting fees range from $5-15, depending on what you are tasting.   At the Inn we offer for purchase their amazing white varietal blend called Evolution, Lucky Edition.  It is Sokol Blosser's most popular wine (sold 65,000 cases last year alone of this wine!)  The staff is always friendly, and we have never had a bad experience there.  Guests will always be treated with politeness as they value customer service.  This is one winery that we are thinking of becoming wine club members, their wines are that good.  Kristen & Dan

October 2, 2009

Vista Hill Vineyard & Winery

Vista Hill Vineyards is located just a short drive from the town of Dundee. This vineyard and tasting room share the same driveway with other nearby wineries--Domaine Drouhin, White Rose Wines and Winter's Hill Vineyards. This is a newer tasting room, maybe a few years old, but the owners first crush, a Pinot Gris, was produced in 2000.  Currently they feature five wines, mostly Pinot noirs that are rich and bold, and one Pinot Gris. Tasting fees are $10/person. The views can be breathtaking (bring your camera as this winery and White Rose Wines around the corner have some of the best views we think!), and many brides/grooms hold their weddings here (Vista Hills is also a wedding venue with a nice banquet room).  So, beautiful views with good wines all come together in a spectacular tasting room.  You'll want to see this one.  Kristen & Linda