Tasting Experiences

Come to where great times become wonderful memories and try wines not available anywhere else in the world.

We make just too many wines for you to taste in one session so we invite you to explore a flight of six wines, each wine paired with a culinary delight from our winery kitchen, for a series of different tasting experiences.

Wine and Food Pairing Experiences

Fine Wines & Fridge Foods

Appreciate how fine wines pair with everyday foods that you might find in your own fridge as we introduce you to five delicious wines.

  • Complimentary Wine & Food Pairing.
  • No appointment necessary but seating is subject to availability
  • Available in the Original Tasting Room at 134 Matheson Street
  • Tastings from 11 am to 6 pm for groups of less than eight
  • Tasting Room closes promptly at 7 pm

Icon Wines & Culinary Delights
Icon Wines are small production, collectible wines made especially for our wine club members. This Icon pairing typically includes one white wine and four red wines each served with a special dish from our winery chefs.

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Meritage & Noble Bordeaux Style Wines

A rare treat - Taste several of our wine club Meritage wines blended in the Bordeaux tradition along with a selection of single-vineyard single-varietal wines that make up these Meritage blends. Tell us your favorites when booking and we will match our wine selection and food pairings to your individual taste.

More Information or Book a Bordeaux Tasting . . .

Reserve ~ Meritage & Cabernet Wines From from the very best of our Napa and Sonoma fruit in a great year we blended seven wines in accordance with centuries old methods used by the most famous First Growth Bordeaux Chateaux. Taste these exquisite Reserve Collection red wines as each is served with a special dish created by our winery chefs.

More Information or Book a Reserve Tasting . . .

Rhône Wines & Savory Bites

Being Australian we know about the rich, spicy Rhône style wines; bold Shiraz (Syrah), soft and spicy Grenache and the complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape so we developed beautiful California Rhône style wines from our Dry Creek Valley and Mendocino vineyards. Enjoy two white and three red Rhône style wines each served with a special dish from our winery chefs.

More Information or Book a Rhone Tasting . . .

Tasting Experience Options

Build your own personal tasting experience, add lunch and invite the winemaker to join you - whatever you like. Choose any of the following options and add them to your cart with quantity being the number of guests at your tasting. PHONE: 707-433-1500

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Add Lunch to your Tasting

Choose your tasting and turn it into an even more wonderful experience by adding the Lunch option. We will double the size of each food portion with every wine. Fun and informative with exceptional wines and plenty of wonderful food created by our winery chefs for a minimum of two tasters.

Add Lunch to your Tasting + $15 per guest

Invite the Winemaker to join you

Enjoy a private, one-on-one experience with the wine-maker. You choose your tasting experience, add lunch if you like and have the winemaker join you. Hear his answers to all your wine questions while you enjoy a great tasting.

Winemaker will join your Tasting at Eighteen + $25 per guest

Visit the Home Ranch Estate

Enjoy the ultimate experience of a great lunch tasting in the restored 1885 redwood barn with our reserve wines. Capture a glimpse of vineyard life while tasting at the winemaker's home ranch. A private, one-on-one experience with the winemaker and from 2 to 8 guests lasting just over 2 hours tasting his wines and palate pleasing food created by the winery chefs

Estate + Winemaker + Reserve Wine Lunch Tasting = $175 per guest

Sky High Helicopter Tasting

Wow at the view of wine country from the air in your own private helicopter ride and then join us for a food and wine pairing in Healdsburg. Price covers two guests for 30 minute helicopter flight and an Icon food and wine tasting at our Eighteen tasting room.

Helicopter Tasting = $395 for two guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Our wines are classified into three categories, namely:

Icon WinesTerroir driven and economically priced between $47 to $85 per bottle these Icon Wines are our small production, exquisite, collectible wines produced for shipment to our wine club members who enjoy price benefits based upon their chosen membership level and longevity.

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Reserve WinesOnly made in limited quantities in years where the fruit is capable of producing exceptional wines, we scientifically create the blends and finish using sensory perception with educated palates. Produced to be used at our own table these wines are not included in wine club shipments however members do enjoy their price benefits on these exclusive wines all priced above $100 per bottle.

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Library WinesOur Library Wines are a small quantity of our finest wines that we are allowing to age gracefully. Safely stored in our temperature-controlled, wine-friendly cellar, they are not included in wine club shipments however members do enjoy their price benefits on these exclusive wines all priced at their original release price plus $10 per year for managed wine storage.

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NOTE: Members receive their club discount on all wines and tastings.
We are open for tastings every day from 11 am through 7 pm.
  • Fridge Foods Tastings ~ anytime 11 am through 7 pm
  • All Other Tastings ~-12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm
  • To reserve a seated tasting call:707-433-1500
  • Tasting Room Locations
  • The Original ~ 134 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448 Directions
  • Eighteen ~ 18 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448 Directions
  • All tastings are seated and include food service.
  • Allow about 90 minutes for your tasting.
  • Reservations are subject to cancellation for guests who are more than 30 minutes late.
  • We can not permit any outside food or drink to be brought into the tasting room
  • Please advise us of any allergies or food preferences you may have when you book your tasting reservation. We have three chefs on permanent staff and they can accommodate nut allergies, pescetarian, vegetarian and vegan diets and gluten free restrictions if given advance notice of your requirements.
  • Healdsburg is the confluence of a series of valleys which stretch out in different directions, each with its own soil structure and micro-climate. Interestingly, these valleys and the bench land that divides them provide ideal growing conditions for various different types of wine grapes.

    Russian River Valley with its marine influence gives us the ability to grow Burgundy varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley are ideal for the right bank Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc while Alexander Valley and Napa Valley favor left bank Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The bench land favors the Rhone varietals such as Syrah and Grenanche.

    Best-in-the-world quality fruit of all these varieties can be grown here and all within an hour's drive. It is the most challenging and rewarding place on earth for a winemaker and produces some of the greatest wines for wine lovers.

    Looking directly into your dog's imploring puppy eyes you just want to take him wine tasting with you.

    We welcome your pooch — as long as he's a well-behaved registered service dog.

    Just as you do, we love our dogs but we don’t want someone tripping and falling so we ask that all visiting service dogs are kept on a lease with a maximum length of two feet.

    As everywhere else in public, you need to control your service dog at all times and it must not be disruptive to the general operation of the business.

    California law prevents dogs from being in the food service areas and so we ask all visiting dogs to manage their owners outside on the terrace, the sidewalk or the adjoining parking lot.

    Our wines are meant to be enjoyed at the table by our club members so we are not focused on producing one "flagship" wine. We provide the same degree of focus on every single wine from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon that's why they all taste like "flagship" wines. Read more

    This is a great place to work! Ask any of our employees or check us out on Yelp and Trip Advisor. With more than 500 five-star reviews our people are the best!

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    To ask us a question call us on 707-433-1500 or Click Here to Email Us

    Here are tips from wine industry journalists on how to best enjoy your wine tasting experience:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Don't wear perfume or cologne
  • Turn off your cell phone
  • Finish your coffee or food before entering
  • Allow your hosts to seat you
  • Supervise your children or dogs and keep them with you
  • Be open-minded about varietals like Rose or Merlot
  • Remove your hand from the glass while wine is being poured
  • Wine experts actually like Whites as well as Reds
  • If it tastes good go ahead and swallow
  • Do buy wine - it keeps a lot of Americans employed
  • Refrain from discussing politics, religion or other opinionated topics
  • "Industry" means you are 100% employed in a winery
  • Be nice - enjoy the experience - its basically free wine
  • It's against the law to smoke within 20 feet of a tasting room entrance
  • Its not good to start a tasting expecting friends to join you "soon"
  • Your tasting lineup generally consists of the wines being poured
  • Its difficult for two people to share a glass, so don't
  • Its not nice to be that loud person who just sounds like a drunk
  • Tipping is OK - Buying wine is better
  • If you over-consume why expect to be served more
  • Wine scores only influence people who can't taste
  • Talking about other wineries is impolite to your host
  • Refrain from washing your glass with water between wines
  • It's not cool to show up at closing time expecting to taste