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Skipstone Winery

Updated: Jan 17


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Skipstone has been on my radar for awhile now.

Nestled in the mountains above Alexander Valley.

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By appointment only winery.

VERY limited production wines that sell-out immediately.

$75 tastings

Winemaker is Philippe Melka, a famed Napa Valley Cabernet consultant.

Viognier, Malbec and a Cabernet Sauvignon.

A 200 acre ranch situated along a fault line.


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I’ve been itching to visit Skipstone Winery, which has an air of mystery.

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As I drove up to Skipstone, I passed rows and rows of about 500 Manzanilla Olive Trees.


Fahri Diner, Skipstone’s owner, a tech industry titan and respected Venture Capitalist.


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In addition to wine, Skipstone also makes olive oil.

Olive Oil is very close to Fahri’s heart.

From the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Fahari has a heritage of olive farming.

Skipstone Olive Oil is made without the aid of chemical additives. Sheep act as weed control.


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The Skipstone property is a treasure.

Walking the property.

Surrounded by terraced vineyard views.