A few of my best gals from my time in San Francisco and I got together to visit Scribe Winery in Sonoma. One of us had the idea to go to Scribe so we all gladly followed suit! I had seen the winery all over my Instagram feed, so I was pretty familiar with the place and was excited to finally visit.
I drove from Sacramento to meet everyone and it only took me an hour and some change – not bad! When arriving at the vineyard, a long row of palm trees guide you to a dilapidated hacienda that makes you feel like you are on a back road in Cuba instead of Sonoma. It’s quite beautiful. Keep going and it leads you to the top of the hill, where the tasting room and picnic tables are. Once I got out of the car, it felt like I had arrived at day camp. But the grown up, hip version of day camp and it was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Once we checked in, our host for the afternoon gave us the history of the property (dating back to 1858 all the way through Prohibition) and about the people behind Scribe. The name? Founder Andrew Mariani and his team consider themselves “scribes” of the land and the winery is a testament to that. Once we were made aware of what makes Scribe so unique, we were introduced to the wines we would be tasting: the Estate Riesling, Chardonnay, Skin Fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A nice bonus was that we were treated to a cheese/snack board and it was the perfect compliment to all of the wine we sampled.
I enjoyed each wine we tasted but my favorite was the Skin Fermented Chardonnay. There are only a handful of Chardonnay’s that I actually like, and the aging process of this one really makes it special. Almost everyone became a member of Scribe’s wine club, so I know this will be a great place for all of us to regroup over summer and for seasons to come.
Enjoy some photos from our day under the Sonoma Sun!
Barrels, on barrels, on barrels.
The inside of the house had a rustic vibe going.
Bathroom selfie – I had to!
We enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay after our tastings
What I like most about Scribe (besides the wine) is that they let you have the kind of experience that you want to have. Meaning, we were really enjoying each other’s company and despite having a set time block because of all of the appointments Scribe had booked, they were accommodating and let us hang out a bit longer. There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed!
A few tips before you plan to make the trek out to Scribe:
- The tasting fee is $25 per person.
- If you become a member of Scribe’s Viticultural Society, you are allowed a certain amount of guests depending on your membership, so you may be able to waive the tasting fee if you group is small enough.
- As a member you also get invited to special events and dinners at the property and in neighboring cities.
- Reservations are required, so you must get in touch via email or phone to plan your visit.
- Kids are welcomed, so long as they don’t disturb other guests.
- Bring your pups, too (and a leash)!
2300 Napa Road
Sonoma, CA 95476