We're lucky enough to be able to get Truchard's Chardonnay where we live (Austin, TX) and it's one of the only white wines that my husband will drink. So we had to add a visit to Truchard to our list of vineyards to see when we were in Napa.
This is a family-owned vineyard and it's located in Carneros which is off of the well-trod path and away from a lot of the crowds. Their grounds are lovely and are patrolled by very friendly cats which greeted us when we arrived.
You need to schedule an appointment and the tasting fee is $20 which includes several wines with generous pours and a tour around the facilities including the vineyards and their cave. The fee is refundable for every two bottles purchased (which I appreciate). We were given the tour by Linda who really took the time to answer our questions and explain how Truchard works. Things were kind of exciting when we were there because they were about to start bottling and it was neat to be able to see some of the prep that went into it.
Their wines are great - it's not often that we like more than one or two varietals from a vineyard, but we liked almost everything we tried of theirs. We ended up buying several bottles of their Roussane and are getting some of the Syrah shipped to us.
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