Updated: Jan 12
Located in quirky Sebastopol in west Sonoma County.
Recently named Top “Hot Winery”!
A funky winery/tasting room with a cult following.
Definitely hipster meets retro chic.
A comfortable, hang loose feel.
A little bit vintage
A large neon sign for the old Compact Disc logo.
Bring an album and play it on the vintage record player.
Tasting daily 10am-5pm $20 pp for five small pours.
Fee waived with two bottle purchase.
Winemaking that brings the vineyard into the glass.
No manipulation added to change the virgin fruit.
The mark of the vineyard is very clearly experienced when you drink Red Car.
Example: Pinot Noir grapes of a specific vineyard grown just for their Rosé.
This means their Rosé is made in a very deliberate way.
Striving for a subtle, more acid, low alcohol, broad spectrum wines.
A West Sonoma Coast Burgundian style wine.
Committed to planet friendly, sustainable and organic grape production.
Wines: Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Rose.
Average Price: $50-$80 range. The Rose is $28
In 2004 a couple of wine-loving LA buds purchased a Sonoma coast estate vineyard.
Carroll Kemp, and Mark Estrin, 15 years in the movie industry in LA in the 90’s.
Their first attempt, a Syrah, blended in their Beverly Hills garage.
Fast forward; they needed a winery name.
Red Car Winery Company is named after the LA trolley line that ran in the 1940’s.
Mark Estrin, a screenwriter, decided to write a novella, a portion of the story on each label.
The 2002 label begins with a married man obsessed with another woman.
Each subsequent label continued the story of dark, forbidden love.
They agreed that winemaking is storytelling.
Every year there is a new story at Red Car.
Red Car is my ABSOLUTE favorite rosé. As soon as Spring has sprung my mouth starts drooling for Red Car!