Arbios Cellars / Praxis Cellars
Cases Produced: 4000
Tasting Room Features: Our wines are poured at “Locals” , a cooperative tasting room in Geyserville off Highway 101 about 80 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge – at the stop sign in town. Our Arbios & Praxis wines and those of nine other small, local producers are poured at no charge every day.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (Arbios), Merlot (Praxis)
Notable Features: Offers wine from certified sustainable grapes
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill has made wine for many prominent wineries (including Lyeth, Fieldstone and Jarvis) over the last 4 decades, but felt somewhat restricted working for others. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000, his dream of expressing his vision and creating something of his own was realized. Unlike the Meritage wines he made at Lyeth, all of the Arbios & Praxis wines are 100% of their varietal from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard.
It is probably the best wine country tasting room of its type that I've ever encountered in all of California, with not only some of the most interesting local wines, but also a complimentary pour policy that makes it possible for each and every member of your party to personalize their tastings to their specific preferences.