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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.