many other reviews here detail the wonders on this little gem. but I have to put in my 2 cents. (actually I like their wine so much I can't stop at 2 cents)-
my wife and I were doing the passport weekend in the gorge a few of years ago, and we stopped here. I was mildly impressed by the comfortable look and atmosphere of the tasting room and patio area when we arrived. it was still in the process of some expansion, and I could see the direction the owners were heading. Tuscan villa sort of theme. because of the passport weekend there was no fee, but that did not stop the winemaker (Franco) from giving us a friendly welcome and pouring a couple of generous tastes. they also set out a tray of salumi, bread and, cheese. we have tasted some very good wines in the gorge, but without a doubt Marchesi Vinyards has some of THE BEST wines in the region. we stopped by this year and the outdoor seating area is much larger and very comfortable. it is simple but beautiful with a gorgeous view. the wines are wonderful, I love every one of the them. the sangiovese and barberra are my favorites. the first time there I bought 3 of each. my wife and I are a little picky on our wines, but this time by we actually joined Marchesi's wine club! his sangiovese is now my benchmark to judge all other sangios by.