Updated: Jan 12
Like stepping into a wine country painting.
You’ll see what I’m talking about as you scroll through the pics below.
From every angle the scenery is quintessential wine-country-picturesque.
Cheerful cottage flowers line the path as you walk to the tasting room.
Emerald green Dry Creek Valley views off in the distance.
Around every corner, reality is skewed.
Is this fake?
Am I inside a Sonoma County painting come to life?
Inside the tasting room I like to sit near the rustic fireplace in a stately wingback chair.
Pour me a glass of Zin, light me a pipe, and put a curled up bloodhound at my feet.
Then there is the tasting room bar.
Long with plenty of room for many wine lovers to stand and taste.
I enjoy options when I taste wine.
I can chat inside with the tasting room staff…
I can wander outside on the beautiful grounds while I sip.
The next time I visit I’m bringing a picnic.
Today, when I went to taste, several little birds swooped around me.
As cozy, quaint and charming as a winery can be.
$20 for a tasting.
This fee is NOT waived with a wine purchase.
Keep in mind, this is a small production winery with exceptional wines.
Pay the tasting fee.
You will not be disappointed.
Wines range from $28 to $52 per bottle.
Tasting room and picnic area open 7 days a week from 11am-5pm.
The staff at Dutcher are beyond FRIENDLY.
Debra Mathy, proprietor, is often on site with her yellow lab Dutchess.
Such a welcoming winery.
Also, this winery is KID FRIENDLY!
Too hard to pick just one.
Last night, I met up with two of my best friends since FIRST GRADE.
We had a little reunion dinner.
It was essential to bring a special bottle for this special occasion.
Dutcher Crossing 2016 Brothers’ Reserve Zinfandel.
I really wanted to bring a wine that showcased Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma County.
We drank every last drop and my friends were impressed.
A very enthusiastic YES!
Move over Hollywood’s ‘Marley & Me’…
The story of ‘Dutchess The Wine Dog’ is Hollywood’s next blockbuster.
Yellow Lab, Dutchess, came all the way from TAIWAN!
A dual language pup 😉
Dutchess is official winery greeter.
You can spot her in the 2018 Wine Dogs USA Calendar.
If you’ve followed me on my Insta, you know I have a labrador too.
My little Lexi is a Chocolate Lab.