Garden Creek Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Cases Produced: 1200
Winery Features: Offers wine paired with food, Can only accommodate a small group, Farming is organic & sustainable
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
Garden Creek Ranch Vineyards & Winery is a dedicated partnership by husband and wife, Justin Miller & Karin Warnelius-Miller – the winegrowers and winemakers of their handcrafted wines. Winegrowing 75-acres of vineyards since 1969 and producing wines since 2001, their commitment lies in their land. With a focus on their intriguing soils, the marine climate, variations in the clonal variations and patience to craft small production Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, their wines are grown, produced and bottled on their property in Alexander Valley. Their wines are exclusively shared at their winery by appointment only.
This is the real deal. Karin & Justin connect the earth with the sky and the grapes they grow in between seal the deal. Just opened a bottle of the 2009 chard and it is fantastic - all honey and flowers, full, rich and lush.
If you want to experience the 'other' side of wine country, this is the polar opposite of massive corporate farming, chemistry, profit-oriented production, and dizzying tasting room flash. Check it out. The setting is peaceful and rustic, the wines are perfectly simple and balanced, and you'll feel a million miles away from the crowds.