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Adobe Road Winery

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • Located in laid back, historic, downtown Petaluma.

  • In the Old Petaluma Mill building.

  • Owned by Kevin Buckler and wife, Debra.

  • The Bucklers, along with friends, started making “garage wine”.

  • After rave reviews, they commercially bottled under the Adobe Road label in 1999.

  • Regarded as one of the highest among boutique winery brands.


  • Kevin is the dynamo CEO visionary, and Debra, the CFO, keeps things on track.

  • High performing vineyards are the foundation of Adobe Road Wines.

  • His Chardonnay is sourced from the Bacigalupi Vineyard,

  • Have you seen the movie Bottle Shock?

  • Remember the iconic Judgement of Paris that took place in 1976?

  • The winning wine grapes were sourced from Bacigalupi Vineyard.


  • In many ways Adobe Wines is a luxury brand.

  • The portfolio is crafted to impress those that attend The Daytona and Le Mans car racing events.

  • You’ll see how car racing relates to Adobe Road wines later in this post.

  • Opened for tastings daily 11:00-7:00 pm.

  • Cozy, rather small, temporary tasting room, with a laid back feel.

  • The decor includes a couple of comfy couches and racing posters

  • Tasting Fees:

  • Classic $20

  • Reserve $30

  • Premium Reserve $45 or

  • By the glass around $9

  • Wines include:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier, and Grenache.

  • Several rare varietals for Sonoma County.

  • Wine Prices: Most are priced in the $30-$75 range.


You May Not Know

  • Kevin Buckler is an American race car driver and successful entrepreneur.

  • He owns The Racers Group, a professional sports car racing team.

  • Currently his eye is on a big prize……

  • Drum Roll:

  • Buckler’s BRAND NEW 15,000sq foot, riverfront, mission style winery facility.

  • Scheduled to open in 2019.

  • A future destination spot and anchor facility for Petaluma visitors and locals.

  • A prime spot: On the corner of 1st & C street on the Petaluma Waterfront.

  • Get ready for MASSIVE visitor draw.

  • Some wineries have vineyard views, some have sculpture gardens…

  • Adobe Road Winery will have Aston Martin race cars showcased in a 2,500 sq ft race car museum.

  • Also a full production winery, visitors/conference center, office space, commercial kitchen for catering, dining rooms and tasting room.

  • The tasting room doors will open to the Petaluma River….

  • You’ll sip a glass of wine served alongside a wood fired pizza.

  • Some talk is circulating that there may be wine tasting while enjoying a boat ride on the Petaluma River.

Sheila’s Recommendation

  • I’ll be following this winery close on Social Media!

  • How exciting to have a brand new, state-of-the-art winemaking and tasting facility opening in Petaluma.

  • AND right on the waterfront.

  • I can’t say I’m really into race cars, but I’m sure it will be easy to talk my boyfriend into going wine tasting when race cars are available to oogle!

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