Highlights: AMAZING staff, wines that will keep you coming back, stunning tasting room that you will want to move in to, and so much more to write home about.
-Small groups (6-10) -- Call ahead
-Girls Day Out
From the moment you arrive on the property you feel welcome. They approach you, while you are walking up with a glass of Sauv Blanc (BEFORE YOU EVEN GET TO THE DOOR)! The staff all have a big smile on their face and really put off the family vibe. One of the things I love about this place. The staff are all knowledgeable on the wine as well and happy to tell the story of MacRostie!
About the winery: "Over the past three decades, MacRostie Winery and Vineyards has established itself as one of the Sonoma Coast’s defining wineries, and a leader in a bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Where MacRostie has led—both stylistically and geographically— others have followed. Today, MacRostie is guided jointly by Sonoma County visionary and winery founder Steve MacRostie, and talented up-and-coming winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, who together, are making the finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in the winery’s storied history. Using grapes farmed by legendary winegrowing families, including the Duttons, Sangiacomos, Martinellis and Bacigalupis, and from Steve’s own Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, MacRostie’s Sonoma Coast wines have established themselves as benchmarks, offering a rare intersection between labor-intensive small-lot winemaking, fair pricing and the complexity that can only be achieved by working with the finest vineyards."
Now for the wines! I love this place because everyone can find a wine that they enjoy here. From the Chardonnay's to the Pinots, you will not be disappointed!
The two I LOVED (it was a hard choice)
2015 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir: Loved this one, I know this Pinot will be a crowd pleaser for sure with my friends! On the palate, velvety tannins make the juicy berry flavors come out. This wine will also age really well!
2015 Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir: My boyfriend had really been wanting to try a pinot from Fort Ross. We were very surprised how much we loved this Pinot! Very well rounded pinot with velvety tannins. This is another one that will age well!
If you are out in Healdsburg, or have never been to Healdsburg, I highly recommend going to MacRostie. You will not be disappointed. Let me know what you think when you visit!