In the last seven vintages, Estate 1856 wines have won:

53 Gold Medals
17 Double Gold Medals
16 Best of Class Awards
3 Platinum Awards
1 Sweepstakes/Best of Show Red Wine Award

Join our Prospector Wine Club and have our wines delivered to your door.

Complementary shipping on your first wine club shipment!

Why join?

  • First access to our very limited production wines
  • Discounts on every wine purchased
  • Choose the club level that works for you—4, 6 or 12 bottles per shipment
  • Only two shipments a year
  • Customize your club shipment, or opt to take the pre-selected club wines
  • Enjoy exclusive access to older vintage wines

You can join online, or by calling Rachel Schmidt at 1-925-218-0668.

Sign up by 10/15, and start enjoying Estate 1856 wines with our October Wine Club shipment!

About Our Winemaker – Janice Schmidt

Janice Schmidt had 20 years of experience at Jordan Winery working with winemaker Rob Davis and legendary wine consultant Andre Tchelistcheff, crafting the quintessential Sonoma County Cabernet, before turning her focus on the family vineyards and launching Estate 1856 Wines. Every table wine Janice has produced has received a Gold Medal or more, so you are guaranteed the highest quality wine. All our wines are estate grown on land farmed by our family since 1856. Husband Brian and Janice manage every aspect of our certified sustainable vineyards, located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley! Early supporters of the sustainability movement, they have focused on producing balanced vines with evenly distributed fruit, preserving and improving soil structure through the use of cover crops, implementing regulated deficit irrigation with a pressure bomb to improve wine quality and managing pest issues using integrated pest management.

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Janice Schmidt - Winemaker and Owner of Estate 1856 Wines