It has been ten great years of meeting so many devoted wine aficionados and sharing our wines! It is sad that we have to confirm that we have closed the winery due to the fire and pandemic issues.  All of our Gold Medal wines have found new homes….we wish all convivial times paired with special wines….salud!

Welcome To Estate 1856 Winery

Located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California), Estate 1856 is a boutique, family-owned winery specializing in small, hand-crafted lots of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Our winemaker Janice Schmidt crafts exquisite Bordeaux Blends. In just our second year of production, her 2010 Bordeaux Blend won the coveted SWEEPSTAKES RED WINE at the Sonoma County Harvest Faire, the top wine competition in Sonoma County. Our wines continue to be honored with numerous Best of Class, Double Gold and Gold awards at national and international wine competitions.

53 Gold Medals17 Double Gold Medals16 Best in Class Awards
3 Platinum AwardsSweepstakes/Best In Show Red
(2009 to 2016 Vintages)