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Michel-Schlumberger

Updated: Jan 12

Ambiance

  • If you grew up in California, in 4th grade you studied missions.

  • I remember my mission was San Juan Batista.

  • As a kid I thought missions were super boring.

  • My parents took me on this long road trip to see my mission.

  • For what?

  • Only to get out of the car and walk around looking at historical plaques on buildings.

  • Not fun for a 4th grader.

  • Visiting the Michel-Schlumberger property gave me 4th grade flashbacks.

  • Except THIS time, NO homework was involved.

  • YAY!

  • Instead, I was on an adult MISSION to enjoy wine.

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  • This winery property feels architecturally unique compared to other Sonoma County wineries.

  • It’s off the main wine tasting drag.

  • You drive up a few slightly winding roads and feel as if you’re headed to a wine retreat.

  • Gorgeous Spanish architecture awaits you.

  • White stucco walls, terra-cotta tiled roof, bell tower AND…

  • A large courtyard in the middle complete with a rectangular pool.

  • It’s hard to pick where you want to sit and enjoy the wines.

  • In the courtyard?

  • Sitting by the fireplace inside the tasting room?

  • Standing at the tasting room bar?

  • Out on the back terrace overlooking vineyards and green grass?

  • So many lounge around and sip options.

  • I’m a HUGE succulent lover. Lots of beautiful succulents on the property.

  • Michel-Schlumberger Pronounced: Michelle Shlum-burr-ZHEY

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Cost: 

  • All tastings are 100 % Estate.

  • Tasting $20 for a Classic Tasting with 5 pours per-person.

  • $40 for the Reserve Tasting.

  • Wines range from $40-$75 per bottle.

Appointment Needed? 

  • Yes.

  • The winter hours are a little too complicated to remember.

  • I suggest calling ahead.

  • According to Yelp: Mon 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tue Closed, Wed Closed, Thu Closed, Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • If you are DESPERATE to see this winery and don’t have an appointment try calling or walk-in.

  • They don’t turn away wine lovers but will require you to fill out a little customer information sheet.

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Wine Pick

  • I visited Michel-Schlumberger during Passport To Dry Creek Valley

  • During the event they put out several bottles of wine at a flash-sale price.

  • I picked up a 2014 Syrah for I believe $19.99! Yay!

  • They are known for their French Varietal Wines including: Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay.

  • Honestly, I was so entranced by the beauty of the property I wasn’t paying enough attention to the wines.

  • I remember finding all of the wines delightful.

  • Nothing really stands out above the rest.

Dog Approved

  • Dog friendly.

  • Dogs must be on a leash and well behaved.

  • They will bring out a water bowl with cold water for pups.

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Social Media Worthy

  • I raved about the beauty of this property, details in the ambiance section above.

  • Many photo worthy opportunities.

  • I personally liked the courtyard.

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Feel Good Vibes

  • While scrolling through the Michel Schlumberger geo location on Instagram…

  • I was struck by how many beautiful weddings happen at their property.

  • I have a thing for twinkle lights, BIG rustic doors, and LOOOOOONG farm tables.

  • Weddings at Michel-Schlumberger present a very classy vibe.