This was a definite 'find' of our Healdsburg trip. I don't join wine clubs but felt compelled to join this one and am looking forward to our first shipment.
We called for a tour reservation on recommendation of the woman who runs the Hand Fan Museum in town. Unfortunately like seems to be the norm in Healdsburg the reservation didn't make the list. Also the norm in Healdsburg, they accommodated us anyway and we had a great tour.
The vineyard and winery are not large operations but the staff is very personable and can explain all the growing and wine making operations. We learned a lot about the different varieties of grapes, how the vines are maintained, pruned, watered etc. It was a super tour. There was no rush to get through it even though the staff was preparing for a social gathering with their new, on staff chef for later in the day and very busy.
We came up from the central coast wine country where we've had many tours but none as detailed and informational as this one. If you want to learn about the grapes and growing process this tour is a worthwhile, not to mention the excellent wines you get later.
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