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Meadowcroft Wine

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • Located right in the heart of Sonoma at Cornerstone.

  • Cornerstone is a wine country mecca where you could easily spend an entire day.

  • A large marketplace with gardens, shopping, artisanal food, and tasting rooms.

  • No appointment necessary.

  • Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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  • Classic Tasting $15 and Reserve Tasting $20 per person.

  • Waived with a three bottle purchase.

  • Dog friendly.

  • Lovely patio to enjoy your wine.

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  • A variety of whites and reds available:

  • Bubbly Blanc de Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Riesling, Rosé of Malbec, Pinot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet.

  • Wine cost ranges from $28 up to $94.

  • The average price is $34 per bottle.

  • No distribution commercially.

  • European style wine.

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Sheila’s Recommendation

  • For wine tasting we often balk at a tasting fee being too expensive.

  • Yet, on Facebook I see many people spending quite a bit to attend ‘wine and paint nights’.

  • The Meadowcroft ‘A Perfect Blend’ experience is $80.

  • No need to gasp at the price tag.

  • In this tasting experience you learn the art and science of winemaking.

  • You start…

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  • In the Meadowcroft vineyards.

  • A short walk to the vineyards, right on the Cornerstone property.

  • Our group was lucky to have Tom Meadowcroft as our tour guide.

  • Tom is owner and wine grower.

  • Nice, incredibly knowledgeable, and sweet man.

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  • Under Tom’s guidance I got my nose right up close to the vines.

  • I took a whiff of some flowering/blooming grapes.

  • He showed our group two different grape leaves and how to tell the difference in varietals based on the leaves.

  • As we walked through the vineyards butterflies and ladybugs floated around us, quail darted by, and a rabbit hopped along.

  • After our vineyard excursion, we headed back into the tasting room.

  • Blending time!

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  • We explored barrel samples of Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Malbec and Merlot.

  • Tom walked us through a flavor and aroma wheel.

  • We identified different tasting notes for each wine.

  • We decided which of the barrel samples were our favorites.

  • Then the blending started.

  • Into our test tubes went different wine percentages.

  • I LOVED the Merlot, so for my first wine blend I had mostly Merlot and then some Cab Sauv and Cab Franc.

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  • The table was giddy with excitement.

  • We munched on cheese, chocolate, apple slices and crackers while we tasted wine and made two blends.

  • The experience ended with us bottling our wine creations.

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  • We even got to custom label our wine bottles.

  • Let me go back to my wine and paint night comparison.

  • Don’t get me wrong…I love a great paint night.

  • Often my paintings sit in the garage never to be hung.

  • My boyfriend and I left Meadowcroft with two classic red Bordeaux style blends.

  • On our way to the car we agreed.

  • We plan to save one of our blends for a special anniversary occasion!

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