Updated: Jan 12
Right in the heart of scenic Alexander Valley.
A very welcoming, relaxing, and super friendly winery.
Tucked alongside the green, rolling, vineyard hills.
The immaculate winery grounds include a:
Distinctive large rock fountain as you make your way towards the tasting room.
Sheltered patio for picnicking and lounging. Umbrellas keep you shaded.
Nice grass area to play corn hole.
Big tasting room bar inside that accommodates many guests.
I also like that at deLorimier, the vines feel like they are right on top of you.
Vines surround you on all sides.
My absolute FAVORITE part of deLo’s ambiance happens during summer.
When I picture a winery night, I envision strings of twinkle lights, and the big night sky sparkling with stars.
This winery dream is a reality at deLo!
$10-$15 wine tasting flights.
Complimentary wine tasting for wine club members.
Gourmet box lunches can be purchased on site.
There is also a fridge with cheese and meats to purchase too.
Wines range from $26 up to their premier reserve Cabernets getting up to $150.
Open daily 10:00-5:00pm.
My go-to deLo wine for spring and summer is the Sauvignon Blanc.
I also really enjoy their Merlot.
Wine list includes: not one, not two, but TEN Cabs.
Also Chardonnay, Malbec, Primitivo, Meritage, Zinfandel, and Sangiovese.
The entire Wilson family are dog lovers.
Diane Wilson (owner and winemaker) has a border collie named Mollie.
The oldest daughter of the Wilson clan, Sydney, has a dog named Newton.
When visiting deLo, it is very likely you’ll run into a Wilson family member with one of their dogs.
Dogs are integral to the brand.
Bring your dog, sip, and both of you can relax.
Social Media Worthy
My most popular instagram photo of ALL TIME was taken at deLo.
Me drinking in the vineyards.
A second most popular photo was when I got up close and personal with a cookie.
If you love food porn photos, then Chef Donna’s culinary creations will wow you.
Unlike a ton of wineries, deLorimier keeps their Instagram and Facebook pages up to date!
Follow to stay in the loop of events.
Feel Good Vibes
It’s the remarkable, classy, and with-it women who embody the deLorimier experience.
Diane Wilson is the matriarch of the Wilson brand.
Also the premiere winemaker, host of the yearly Wilson gala charity event, Children of the Vineyard Workers, and an avid runner.
Katie, my dear friend, is the Wilson marketing dynamo.
Katie discovers new creative ways to bring the Wilson brand to more people.
Lucky for me, I occasionally get to be her assistant.
Riding with her on the Wilson float in the Geyserville Tractor Parade.
Sampling her amazing ribs for the Wilson entry into the Geyserville rib cook-off.
Also, there is the tireless deLo general manager, Rebecca.
Rebecca has a gentle spirit, a warm hospitality knack, and a quick smile that sets a tone for all guests.
Rebecca goes out of her way to make sure guest are well taken care of.
And for all foodies, there’s in house Chef Donna Parsons, who’s mastered the art of food pairing.
Using the freshest locally sourced produce and her knowledge of wine nuances.
Her food creations are consistently memorable.
I LOVE the women at deLo!
Wine Nerd Facts
Ken and Diane Wilson astound me.
deLorimier is one of 11 award winning wineries in the Wilson Artisan Wineries family portfolio.
Wilson Winery, Mazzocco, DeLorimier, Matrix, Soda Rock, Pezzi King, St.Anne’s Crossing, Jaxon Keys, Greenwood Ridge, and brand new Rockpile Vineyards.
The Wilson’s also own Calderwood Inn and Grape Leaf Inn.
They offer a tour featuring 4 of the 11 wineries.
6 hours chauffeured while you learn about wine from a personal wine educator.
The tour will turn novice wine lovers into knowledgeable WINE NERDS by the end of the day.
Totally worth checking it out HERE.
Wine Club? Fun Events?
A deLorimier membership is your entree into Wilson Artisan Wineries Club.
Enjoy wine discounts at all 11 Wilson wineries.
Choose from five club plans to suit your wine desires.
Members gather in the beautiful de Lorimier Club Room for food pairing events.
Summer outdoor concerts at deLorimier are a must.
Make sure to print the Wilson Artisan Winery Summer Music Series schedule for your fridge.
The food trucks at these concerts are DELICIOUS!
The bands will make you get up and dance.
The Wilsons know how to throw a party.
At events, you’ll spot favorite hosts, Diane and Ken Wilson.
Sheila’s Tasting Notes
I consider deLorimier Winery my home base
Think of it like your favorite go-to restaurant.
That place you go when you want consistent and reliable food that hits the spot.
deLorimier is that kinda place for me.
When I step on to the deLo property, I feel at home.
There is a consistency and familiarity that puts me in a good mood.
The food, the staff, the atmosphere, and especially the wine never disappoints.