Lounge. Yes, as we all tire of the in-n-out tasting room experience, some wineries are creating a new experience for wine lovers. It favors slow over fast, conversation over banter, and mindfulness over mindlessness in tasting (I hope).
While in West Sonoma County, please check out:
Paul Mathew Vineyards in Graton.
Cartograph Wines in Healdsburg.
Wine Guerilla in Forestville.
And let me know what you experienced. I plan on checking these places out as well, hoping they will charm and delight my weary tasting room soul. Thank you Sonoma Discoveries magazine for spotting this trend.
While at it, please remember ...