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Passion For Wine

Garnering wins from racing around a track at 180 miles per hour takes extreme focus, attention and a drive for perfection. To professional racecar driver and team owner, Kevin Buckler, so does winemaking in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys— when you want to focus on making the very best wines.

Kevin also has a driving passion for wine. He and his wife, Debra, opened the Adobe Road Winery in southern Sonoma County to create wines that capture the essence of the vineyard. “We work hard to make sure each bottle of Adobe Road wine is handcrafted to showcase the best of each individual vineyard in each appellation we make wine from,” says Kevin. “We choose the best parts of Sonoma and Napa Valley for our elite Cabernet Sauvignons, Dry Creek for our hedonistically rich Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, the Russian River and Petaluma Gap for our ethereal Pinot Noirs and lavishly flavored yet sleek Chardonnay.”

It is this passion to be the best and share his wines with the rest of the world that drives Kevin. With his wine team, he spends countless hours in the vineyard and the winery to perfect the flavor of each wine so they reflect the unique terroir and the passionate grower who farms the land. It is this attention to detail that brings out the personality and character of the wines and has garnered so many awards at major competitions around the country.

A new boutique wine facility was created in 2008 to make wines in small lots with uncompromising control. There isn’t always a need for speed. The winery is specifically designed to allow Kevin and his world-class winemaking team to spend time with each lot. Carefully monitoring each barrel, taking the time to make the right decisions, time to fully understand and manage the variables that go into crafting the perfect wines. You take one look at the winery—with its pristine state-of-the-art winemaking equipment and shiny, spotless floors—and you know there is a desire to make the best.

The Adobe Road tasting room is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley on the historic Sonoma Plaza.  Visitors can enjoy tastes of current releases, be surprised by a few gems from our Library wines or just sit down and relax with a bottle of Adobe Road in our warm and inviting wine lounge.  The tasting room also offers a beautiful patio in which to kick your feet up and enjoy the fruits of our labor.  Visitors are often greeted by Michael Scorsone, our winemaker, and are treated by having access to a personal tasting with him.

Adobe Road Winery in Petaluma, which is located in the center of the race shop, offers an exciting and unique experience for corporate events and Inside Track Wine Club member parties. In addition to the new winemaking facility, many of the cars, trophies, photos and posters from Kevin’s racing career are on display. Guests are treated to an up close look at current operations of Kevin’s racing teams. However, the wines are the real prize here. Nowhere else is Adobe Road’s driving passion more deliciously obvious than in the very glass you will be holding in your hand during your visit.