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Bowman Cellars

Updated: Jan 12

Ambiance

  • The tiny town of Graton has another wine lover’s gem!

  • Alex and Katie Bowman are the new millennials on the Graton block.

  • Look for the shiny, silver, AirStream that sits off to one side of the courtyard.

  • A big tasting room space with seating inside or outside.

  • Out front there is a large courtyard with an area to play darts.

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  • Walk up the steps to the tasting room and onto a large deck/porch with more lounge seating.

  • In the tasting room, Katie’s decorating style captures an Anthropology/farmhouse flair.

  • Seriously though, move over Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s popular show Fixer Upper, Katie Bowman has some SERIOUS decorating talent.

  • Clearly, these exuberant Millennials put a unique twist to the wine tasting experience.

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Cost:

  • $10 tasting fee, waived with purchase.

  • Wine prices range from $28-$42.

  • Great wines at a an affordable price point.

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Appointment Needed?

  • Open Thursday and Friday 12:00-5:00pm

  • Saturday and Sunday 11:00-6:00pm

  • Monday-Wednesday appointment needed.

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Wine Pick

  • I picked a Russian River Valley 2016 Chardonnay.

  • 100% barrel-fermented in French and American oak with a rich, creamy texture.

  • A flagship wine for Bowman.

  • Bowman offers variety:

  • Blanc de Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and next month Rosé.

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Dog Approved

  • Yes

  • Alex Bowman, winemaker and proprietor, graciously delivered a bowl of water for my pup Lexi.

  • She lounged in the sunshine while I tasted.

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Social Media Worthy

  • No matter where you take a pic at Bowman…

  • Your picture will be on trend and social media goals.

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Feel Good Vibes

  • To compliment your tasting, Bowman Cellars offers a menu of small plate noshes.

  • My friend and I shared the Truffle Cheddar Grilled Cheese.

  • We are foodies and could not rave enough about this beautifully presented and deliciously tasting sandwich.

  • As we hung out at Bowman we realized just how many mutual friends we have in common.

  • Katie Bowman’s sister is a friend of mine.

  • Our friend Andrea helps Bowman with marketing and design.

  • We also both know Jackie of Jaclynn Rene Wines.

  • The list of common connections went on and on.

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