Halleck Vineyard, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California
This area, 1-1/2 hours north of San Francisco and only 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, is ideal for growing pinot noir grapes, and Halleck Vineyard has mastered the art of producing award-winning pinots.
No open houses for me this afternoon, so I was able to be part of a group of 8 friends at a private wine tasting presided over by one of the owners and vintners, Jennifer Halleck. The prelude to pours of 5 different pinots was a tasting of their Sauvignon Blanc and a Dry Gewurztraminer, both gems.
If you like small, intimate gatherings located off the beaten path, Halleck Vineyard might just be perfect for you. Check out the Hallek Vineyard website for details.
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