Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California), Estate 1856 is a boutique, family-owned winery. We specialize in small, hand-crafted lots of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Tending the land our ancestors originally purchased in 1856, we proudly carry on a tradition of farming that has continued through five generations.

Current Releases

The 2011 wines, recently rated 90+ points by Bacchus & Beery, include our signature wine, the 2011 Bordeaux Blend, a delicious 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, and our first reserve wine, the 2011 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Accolades & Awards

For the third vintage in a row, each wine we have produced has won a Gold medal or better in competition!

Our most recent recognition is a BEST OF CLASS distinction for two of our wines, from the LA International Wine Competition.

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