Updated: Jan 12
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.
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.
Instead, I was on an adult MISSION to enjoy wine.
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.