Field Trip: Scribe Winery


I had the chance to visit Scribe Winery twice in one week a few weeks ago. I heard about Scribe initially from Davida who went during her trip to SF over Thanksgiving. I read about Scribe again somewhere else (it’s escaping me where exactly) and knew I had to go when Angela was in town.

Scribe has THE BEST branding. The inner-marketing nerd in me is about to come out, sorry about that. They had a firm out of Brooklyn come and do everything from the designing the labeling to decorating the tasting room. As soon as A walked in the door I basically threw the bottle of chardonnay I had bought on Saturday at him and he asked, “why don’t we go up tomorrow?” I knew I liked him for a reason. I e-mailed and they luckily had a tasting open that afternoon because you know, most people go to jobs on Thursday afternoons.

What: Scribe Winery
Where: Sonoma, California 
What to bring: 
Camera, designated driver
What to wear: 
Cute clothes – nice jeans and a sweater, sunglasses
How to get there:
 1 hour drive from San Francisco (maybe 90 minutes from downtown)
How much: $20 for a tasting of four wines
Tips: Make a reservation a few weeks in advance – they book up quickly!

I had two different experiences and they were both great – the girl friend experience with Ang, Kay and Gina and then the boyfriend experience with A. In case we forgot, I took an entire course on wine in college, so I’m somewhat of a wine nerd/snob. You wouldn’t catch me dead drinking Barefoot Wine. (#sorryimnotsorry)


The upstairs of Scribe’s tasting room.


Looking off the porch.


Wine fermenting.


This girl = <3

It’s basically a requirement for wine countries to be gorgeous. Scribe is just everything you imagine wine country to be: small, intimate and perfect for Instagramming photos. The owners come from a family of almond farmers and reclaimed the former vineyard land that was a turkey farm after Prohibition. This was actually where Riesling was introduced to California soil and despite not being a fan of Riesling normally because it is so sweet – they have a dry riesling that was crisp and amazing.


Scribe Winery is basically a Pinterest girl’s dream.


A taking some film shots.


You get a cracker, olive, cheese and nut plate with your tasting. Also the cutest mini citrus fruits.


Vineyard vibes.

If you want a small, intimate tasting experience away from those awful mega-bus wine tours, make a reservation and head up to Scribe. Their wine is artisanal and I was REALLY tempted to join their wine club… I can’t commit just yet to one winery nor drinking 3 bottles in three months. I know, I’m as shocked about that as you are.

There is also seriously nothing better than a Thursday afternoon wine tasting. Imagining everyone else at work while you’re getting drinking wine with your boyfriend and remembering how cold and miserable the East Coast is really puts things into perspective, i.e. how much you love California.


Transport Tote cameo.


Putting my Horticulture 350 course to good use. (I don’t know if that was the number but it was HORT-something.)


This kiddo.

Chat with me:
Have you ever been to a winery? What is your favorite wine? What place do you want to see next on my Field Trip series?

26 comments on “Field Trip: Scribe Winery

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on February 26, 2015 7:22 am

Gorgeous. Take me there now please. I would love to be surrounded by the peace of a winery again. I loved going to them in VA>
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:11 am

I think you should come visit to celebrate BOSTON.

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Larissa on February 26, 2015 9:34 am

Looks gorgeous! I love a good winery excursion. And as snow is falling outside right now, I’d love a good Cali trip!
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:12 am

I’m spoiled living here… I feel guilty talking about the weather.

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Pragati // Simple Medicine on February 26, 2015 9:44 am

Favorite Winery: J&M, Woodinville Washington. Right up the hill from The Herb Farm and Redhook Brewery.
I love the shot of the cheese/fruit plate and your glasses. I assume it’s the one A was taking in the image above it? So good.
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:13 am

Haha I think it was!! So interesting to see two perspectives.

You keep giving me great Washington suggestions I love it… and a brewery is right up A’s alley. We might have to make a Washington trip sometime soon!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 26, 2015 10:08 am

1st- your boyfriend is cute!

2nd- I love wine.

3rd- I’m going to a winery this weekend and can’t wait.

4th- I’m incredibly jealous of your warm weather! It was 3 degrees today!!
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:11 am

Awww this comment made my day! He is cute :) He probably gets sick of seeing himself on here all the time. I can’t wait to hear about your winery visit!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on February 26, 2015 10:50 am

I like A’s photography face. It’s gritty and serious. He means business.
Scribe winery was so wonderful. I could probably just go there every weekend and be totally content with my life.
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:10 am

He’s so funny. I should send you some photos I took in the apartment just practicing. More gritty and more serious.

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Paris at My Big Fat Happy Life on February 26, 2015 10:51 am

Beautiful photos and this sounds like a wonderful winery! I like to visit wineries!
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:09 am

Thank you!! It was such a great day (both times).

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Leslie on February 26, 2015 1:03 pm

Look at all those grape vines! What a neat place to check out. I want to visit a few around here when it gets warmer.
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:09 am

Yes, such a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Eryn at A Glimpse into Eryn's World on February 26, 2015 1:07 pm

Love love love this. Napa is one of my favorite places.. Definitely will have to check out Scribe next time I’m there. Have you been to Raymond Vineyards or Joseph Phelps? Both are AMAZING!
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:08 am

I haven’t but I will add both to my list!! Thanks for the suggestions :)

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on February 26, 2015 1:37 pm

TAKE ME BACK!!!!! The most glorious place on earth <3
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:08 am

Come back and we will go to even MORE wineries!

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Lauren @ Eating with a Purpose on February 26, 2015 7:28 pm

I can’t believe, as a West Coaster, I’ve never been to California’s Wine Country. I too took a “Wine Science” course in college, and am glad you also can understand how it changes your palette and tendency towards a bit of a wine snob. My friend lived in SF for a while, I’m definitely she’ll bring me there for a tour sometime soon! Are you a chardonnay girl? I’m a huge sauv blanc fan but am becoming more open to oakiness :)
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 10:05 am

I love sauvignon blanc and pinot gris the best (followed by pinot grigio!). I used to love chardonnay the best… Scribe has some really awesome ones… I actually bought a bottle!

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Kristine on February 27, 2015 11:04 am

LOVE it there! Also – wine snobs unite. I’m with you!
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Amanda F on February 27, 2015 3:33 pm

I love wineries, but sadly live nowhere near California. My favorite would be Arrington Vineyard in Tennessee. Mainly, because that’s where I was married, so I may be a bit biased haha. I really just love the vibes of being in the countyside, so wineries will always have my heart <3

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Cassie on March 1, 2015 9:29 am

That sounds like such a gorgeous place to get married!!

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Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) on February 27, 2015 7:14 pm

Love this! As close as I live to wine country, it’s a shame I don’t get there more often! I am busy planning an upcoming trip with my girlfriends this April and now I am putting Scribe on the list! Thanks for the referral, the grounds look gorgeous and of course, mini fruit.
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Cassie on March 1, 2015 9:24 am

Creep Gal Meets Glam on Instagram (@juliahengel). She just did a bunch of great wineries out there, too!

[…] less than 20 minutes, we had a restaurant-worthy dinner and an open bottle of Scribe Pinot Noir that had also been delivered on Wednesday. It was insanely delicious and made me wonder why I […]

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