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Updated: Jan 12


  • Hidden jewel and treasure are words I’ve heard to describe Pendleton winery.

  • Driving to the winery is an adventure. Nothing treacherous but it’s fun to imagine, as you head out there, that you are galavanting around the European wine countryside.

  • Think Austria. Green rolling hills surround the winery. The kind of hills Julie Andrews frolics down while singing ‘the hills are alive!’

  • Located 2,000 feet above Alexander Valley. Getting here is a much needed retreat from civilization.

  • A 20 acre wine growing estate. On the property is the winemaker’s French Style Villa with Air B&B options for guests who want to stay.

  • Seriously, if I didn’t live so close by, I would be staying here for weekend getaways.

  • Pendleton is the NORTHERN MOST winery in Sonoma County.



  • Honestly, I can’t remember….is there even a tasting fee? I don’t think so.

  • If there is a tasting fee it is 100% worth it!

  • Michall, the winemaker, is incredibly down to earth. I get the sense he wants guests to savor his wines.

  • He’s not caught up in expensive barriers that limit people from approaching his wine.

  • Moderately priced wine between $24-$30 considering the fact everything he produces in 100 cases or less.

  • His wine goes fast!