Updated: Jan 12
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
Premium Reserve $45 or
By the glass around $9
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……
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.
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!