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“Stopped in on Whim”
Review of Landmark Vineyards

Landmark Vineyards
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Landmark Vineyards was founded in 1974 in Windsor, CA and in 1989 relocated to Kenwood, CA on a spectacular piece of land at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Landmark specializes in premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rhône wines such as Syrah and Grenache from the best vineyards in Sonoma County and California. Our Steel Plow Estate wines use organic farming practices and are pesticide free. The tasting room menu is always changing and we offer winery tours by appointment only. Most Saturdays we feature complimentary horse drawn vineyard tours so bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful gardens or a game of bocce.
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I'd never really heard of Landmark. We were driving through Sonoma when we passed the Vineyard. My wife made me turn around as she "had a feeling". Boy am I glad we did.

Very casual setting with beautiful grounds. They even have a Bocce ball court.

We really enjoyed the wine, especially the Overlook Chardonnay, enought that we purchased several bottles and will certainly stop in on our next trip to the area.

Thank miztflip
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Brendan_Tierney, Manager at Landmark Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful review and we're glad you stopped in on a whim. Please stop in again the next time you're in the Sonoma Valley since our tasting menu is always changing and we'll make sure to save you some Overlook Chardonnay.

Best Regards,

Brendan Tierney | Associate Manager, Wine Education and Events
Certified Sommelier

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a awesome vineyard. Another couple recommended my husband and I make a point to visit this particular vineyard insisting it had the best wine out of everywhere else they had stopped in Sonoma. I'm glad we listened, they were absolutely right. Best wine, even compared to the wines at the vineyards in Napa. Free tasting if you have a visa signature card.

Thank Jamie W
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Brendan_Tierney, Manager at Landmark Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for the great review and I'll pass along your kind words to our winemaker Greg Stach. Landmark Vineyards truly strives to create world class Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs so we only make a few wines exceptionally well. We hope you stop by again the next time you're in the Sonoma Valley.

Cheers,

Brendan Tierney | Associate Manager, Wine Education and Events
Certified Sommelier

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

The 4 of us had the good fortune of attending this years harvest festival at Landmark Vineyards. What a truly amazing and beautiful setting. The minute that we walked up to the front entrance all we good say was WOW!!! Then it just kept getting better as we walked out to the courtyard to the most beautifully decorated grounds that we had seen anywhere during our 6 day Sonoma, Napa tour. Great wines, fabulous food. Live entertainment and a horse drawn vineyard tour. It doesn't get any better then this. Well done Landmark!!

Thank Toni v
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Brendan_Tierney, Manager at Landmark Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2012

Hi Toni,

Thanks for taking the time to review Landmark Vineyards and we're glad you enjoyed our annual Harvest Festival. It really is an event that our fans look forward to each and every year. I'll pass along your praise to our Master Gardener Drew Ibach and hopefully you'll be able to attend next year's Harvest Festival.

Best Regards,

Brendan Tierney | Associate Manager, Wine Education and Events
Certified Sommelier

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Plus a really nice guy to serve it up, what more could you ask for? Thanks Landmark. We had great memories from a prior visit, so we brought a group of friends this time, and you didn't let us down. Delicious Chardonnays and Pinots. (Free tasting with Visa Signature card was icing on the cake). We'll definitely be back.

Thank TrayZ48
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I took a lovely driving trip Sept. 2011 from SF up to the Redwoods and back. One splurge I will always remember is that we stayed at one of the two suites Landmark offers at their vineyard. It was luxurious and so, so special. Imagine that you are in the middle of this vineyard and everyone has gone home and you can roam (almost) at will. Rows upon rows of grapes (unfortunately, they're just grapes, not wine yet), and fabulous scenery. We sat on our patio with our complimentary bottle of wine and watched the sun set. The staff was wonderful and included in the price was a private tour. We stayed there two nights and had great fun exploring the town of Sonoma, nearby. This was truly a romantic experience and I highly recommend it for couples who want to have a more authentic vineyard encounter. Not
inexpensive, but definitely worth it. Thank you Landmark, as we continue to enjoy your
wines shipped to us in New Hampshire.

Thank dontforget2
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