Talisman Tasting Room
Talisman Tasting Room
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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4.5 of 5 bubbles12 reviews
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Kevin W
San Luis Obispo, CA25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Talisman offers a nice tasting environment located in a small nicely appointed "parlor". Three or 4 very small tastings for $25 per person. The tasting fee will be offset with a purchase of 3 wines which will cost in excess of $150! The price of one bottle would easily exceed $50. No question that the wines are quite good but a purchase should offset the price of the tasting which is, of course, just my opinion. I would have been happy to purchase two bottles but no exception would be made to the three bottle policy. The expense would have been offset a bit if the server would have been a little more energetic and cordial. Just not a real pleasant experience all things considered.
Written August 11, 2015
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princeofpinot
North Tustin136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Owner and winemaker Scott Rich has been crafting Talisman Pinot Noir since 1993 and before that made wine at Etude in Carneros. The winery is in Sonoma but the tasting room is located in a quaint, 100-year-old historic building in Glen Ellen. The tasting room has the feel of someone's grandparent's home.

Scott's lineup of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs are superb - take it from me who has written about Pinot Noir for the last 18 years in the PinotFile. Each bottling is typically 200-300 cases and represents an interesting terroir in Sonoma County. The wines age extremely well. Prices are in the premium Pinot Noir range.

The tasting room is open daily but appointments are recommended.
Written November 10, 2019
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atlgators
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I recently visited the Talisman Wine tasting room in the village of Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California. The winery specializes in pinot noir wines. It was a most pleasant wine tasting experience. Instead of bellying up to a massive counter and being hurriedly served the standard selection du jour, we were warmly greeting by a host with a taste of their refreshing pinot rose'. We then received information about the winery, its winemaking philosophy, and were provided a photo introduction to the growers providing pinot noir grapes to Talisman and some of the unique characteristics of each vineyard.

We were then escorted to a private location in the tasting room, ours was a room with comfortable couches, and were presented several different pinot noir wines with a description of each. This was followed with queries from the host as to what we thought of the flavor, the texture and the aroma and were invited to compare and contrast each tasting. The host then asked what style of wine we preferred and offered a taste of a Talisman pinot that would likely meet our wine preferences. We never had such a wonderful exposure to pinot noir wines that had such different flavor profiles, from bright fruit forward to richer, dusky mineral flavors.

We highly recommend this most pleasant and comfortable wine tasting. It is recommended that you call ahead and schedule your tasting. Be sure to ask for Grayson or Amanda, the excellent tasting room staff who will guide you through this experience.
Written June 21, 2019
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Curiousjbird
Santa Rosa, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I've know about Talisman for a few years now but never made it to Glen Ellen to taste. With some relatives coming in to town I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to sate my curiosity. The sit-down tasting we booked was awesome. Grayson took great care of us, greeting us at the door with a glass of rose, and then continued to educate and wow us by sharing some beautiful Pinot Noirs. Absolutely some of the best Pinots I've tasted, I'm looking forward to sharing the wine I brought home with friends!
Written April 25, 2019
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Rhawig
Whitefish Bay, WI503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We had a private wine tasting with winemaker Scott Rich.
Scott was excellent company and passionate about making a wine.
We also enjoyed Grayson who poured all our tastings.
We appreciated the wall of photos of all the grape growers, after being poured the tasting and seeing the photos of the people that grew the grapes.
We loved all the wines that had grapes from the Russian Valley was my favorite.
Written January 6, 2019
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Angela S
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This was a great tasting for our group of 8. Very knowledgable guide (forgot her name!) but was really good. We loved their Pinot Noirs. Great stop
Written May 13, 2016
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Scott Canion
Austin, TX1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Wine was very good, all Pinot Noir. Nice setting in a tasting room in Glen Ellen. Tasting experience was great, very personal. Maximum room for about 10 people. Highly recommended.
Written November 15, 2015
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Sjwiden
Saint Paul, MN724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Come here if you are a Pinot fan, small and quaint but packs a flavorful punch of Pinot. The make from 10 different locations and are very nice. Overall great experience at this location.
Written November 19, 2019
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Grey C
McLean, VA788 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stopped here because it was very near our hotel in the village of Glen Ellen and a hotel staff member recommended as one of her favorites. The tasting room is charming
and so are the tasting room staff. However, they tried to provide "private" tastings to several couples at once and ran between us rather than just forming a larger group and providing the wine and information in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Rather than feeling special we felt harried. Moreover, the wines were not significant and 3 or 4 tests for $25 per person is expensive, especially when we were just tasting, not drinking. Unfortunately, Talisman does not measure up the standards seen elsewhere in Sonoma.
Written October 15, 2017
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