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)
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.
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.
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?