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“Beautiful place to end your day”
Review of Chalk Hill Winery

Chalk Hill Winery
Ranked #8 of 27 Tours in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The true essence of Chalk Hill is its estate, a unique corner of California wine country. Here, proprietor Bill Foley both preserves the nature of the land and honors it by producing wines reflecting its exceptional qualities.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

After a day of tasting and touring the Wine Country, we ended up here, somewhat off the beaten path outside Healdsburg. It was just about 30 minutes until closing and there were only one or two couples there besides us. We paid our tasting fee and the wine pourer directed us to sit outside on the patio, with umbrella tables and benches that overlooked the beautiful vineyards. The pourer was very friendly and informative, able to spend time with us since there was no one else for her to attend to. She gave us glasses and each time the glass was empty, she reappeared with a new wine to taste. I think we were only supposed to try 3 wines but she said that since they were about to close, we could try some other wines--either we drank it or she had to pour it out. We tasted some really exceptional wines, including a chardonnay that retails for over $100/bottle. By far the best chardonnay we've ever had. It was so relaxing so sit out there and enjoy the views, while having our glasses filled with some fine wines. For us, this kind of tasting is preferable to the belly up to the bar/speed tasting you get in so many other places. More personal and just a fine way to end your day.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We started our day with a horseback ride and then went to a tasting at the main building. The facilities were gorgeous and we were able to sit outside under the umbrellas in the shade. Also - great snacks to go with your tasting including cheese, meats and more. Everyone we came into contact with was incredibly nice and I would go back in a second!

Thank Liz K
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We went for a tasting per our cousin's recommendations. but what we learned is that a tour (by vehicle or horse) or the culinary experience is the way to go. We were treated to a special tour from Tim, who took us to the Foley family cellar and on a drive through the beautiful grounds. It was a beautiful day and the highlight to our trip! Great wine (excel in buttery Chardonnay), great views, great service! What a perfect day :) I can't wait to get my wine in the mail.

Thank Mgnaegy
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was our first stop on our wine tour of the Alexander Valley. It was a wonderful experience for our friends that were new to wine tasting. We sat out on the front deck while our hostess walked through the tasting menu.

Thank Anne A
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Chalk Hill has a great wine tour of the vineyards and the grounds. You will see the variety of grapes on the vines and learn about their harvest times. You ride around the property in a open top hummer with great views of Sonoma. Our tour guide was great and treats you to a great sampling of wines on there outdoor patio. They also have a horse ride through the vineyards.

Thank Iprefer5stars
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