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A New Year! A New Season! Starting Fresh in 2020

January 2020 - Winemaker Journal - Janice Schmidt MS May 2020 bring you and your family many successes and new opportunities. For the Estate 1856 family, we are happy to shut the door on 2019 where, yet again, we faced an extended fire season, multiple power outages and an evacuation that affected more than 200,000 residents of Sonoma County. Thankfully, we've now had several inches of rain in the past few weeks. Today, our hillsides are covered with lovely green grasses and I can see the newly emerging cover crop in the vineyards which will nourish the soil in the [...]

By |2020-01-11T05:45:05+00:00January 11th, 2020|Estate 1856, Front Page|0 Comments

Match Our Estate 1856 Cabernet With A Rib Eye Steak

Cold winter evenings call for rich, hearty meals that warm our spirit. Nothing matches cabernet sauvignon better than a flavorful cut of beef, grilled to perfection. Top with a peppercorn sauce and/or a sprig of rosemary and you've created a memorable and, yes, romantic meal for two. At Estate 1856, we love using our grill throughout the year. Sometimes, it's the simpler recipes that let the flavors pop. In this case, we recommend that you find a locally sourced cut of beef, season simply with with salt and pepper and grill to your preference. If you'd like a bolder flavor, [...]

By |2019-12-04T05:53:01+00:00December 4th, 2019|Estate 1856, Front Page|0 Comments

Sonoma County Named 2019 Wine Region Of The Year

Our family has lived in Sonoma since 1856 and have raised several generations of  family who each embrace the rich diversity of life in this little piece of Heaven, aka the Dry Creek Valley. In the Winter, we enjoy occasional snow flurries as our grapes lay deep in their winter sleep. Spring is the season of abundance as our grapes begin to grow. Blossoms can be found on every corner of our ranch. Summer is filled with warm summer days and cool, foggy nights, absolutely perfect for grape growing. And the Fall season is the time that we watch [...]

By |2019-09-20T03:14:44+00:00September 20th, 2019|Estate 1856, Front Page|0 Comments