Gail Benzler
January 18, 2018 | Gail Benzler

Meet Brian Mott, Adobe Road’s New National Sales Manager

Adobe Road Winery is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Mott as our new National Sales Manager. Brian brings a wealth of experience over his more than 20 years of growing wine industry sales and distribution to his position at Adobe Road.

Brian’s relationship with wine began in his late teens. “I got to work crush for some of my parents’ friends while growing up in Napa Valley,” he says. “A couple of years later, I got to taste the wine from the grapes I helped pick and I was hooked!”

His introduction to the wine business came a few years later working as a sales representative for a large distributor, managing an extensive portfolio of wines and spirits. Developing a keen passion for inspired winemaking and for getting out in the market, he continued to work for some of the most notable brands in the industry before coming to Adobe Road.

Now, in his role as National Sales Manager, Brian will continue to share his passion for wine with customers across the country. Based in Adobe Road’s Petaluma corporate office, which is also home to the winery’s sister company, The Racers Group (both helmed by CEO Kevin Buckler), Brian is eager to jump into the marketplace with our delicious line-up of award-winning wines. “I’m super excited to come to work for Adobe Road, sell the incredible wine and tell the compelling stories of the winery and sportscar racing team… what a perfect mix.”

Brian’s passions (aside from wine) include fishing and hiking. He also sports an FAA private pilot’s license.

Brian will manage and grow Adobe Road’s network of distributors and customer accounts. He can be reached by text or cell at (707)772-6621 or at to schedule a market visit or to find out more about selling Adobe Road wines.

Welcome, Brian to the Adobe Road team.


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Gail Benzler
January 16, 2018 | Gail Benzler

Please Join Us for Adobe Road Special Winemaker Wednesday Tasting January 24

Adobe Road Winery presents a special wine tasting event featuring a unique selection of Adobe Road’s critically acclaimed wines paired with distinctive hors d’oeuvres, hand-picked by founder and CEO Kevin Buckler and winemaker Garrett Martin.

Winemaker Wednesday Tasting

3 Winemaker Select Food & Wine Pairings. Enjoy a fun atmosphere of wine education from owner Kevin Buckler and our talented winemaker Garrett Martin. Take part in exclusive barrel tastings, games, prizes, and more.

$40 Select Tasting - Purchase Tickets

Special Reserve Winemaker Tasting

This enhanced tasting includes all Winemaker Tasting pairings, PLUS 3 Premium Food & Wine Pairings of Adobe Road's finest wines, including our distinguished cabernets and never before tasted barrel samples of some of our soon to be bottled gems.

$75 Reserve Tasting - Purchase Tickets

Join us for for a special Adobe Road Winery Wine Wednesday, Wednesday, January 24

Join Kevin and Garrett for this intimate and personal evening of wine education, exclusive barrel tastings and conversation with the Adobe Road Winery team. You’ll get in-depth insight into how the wines were made and experience how these food pairings bring out all of the flavors of our award-winning varietals. Your ticket includes the tastings plus a SOUVENIR ADOBE ROAD WINE GLASS and the chance to win special Adobe Road Winery prizes.


If you love Adobe Road wines you won't want to miss this event!
If you're an Adobe Road Inside Track Wine Club member, your discounts will apply to your ticket purchase. As always, Club Member discounts apply to all wine and merchandise purchases in the tasting room too!


Reservations required: (415) 816-0412,

Space is limited. RSVP by Monday, January 22.


Wednesday, January 24
6 - 8 p.m.

Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room
6 Petaluma Blvd. N - Petaluma, CA

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Gail Benzler
January 8, 2018 | Gail Benzler

Alluring California Cabernets: Redline Blend Touts 90 Points from Wine Spectator

Tasting Highlights' wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors' most recent scores and notes to members.

These charmers prove that you can stretch your Cabernet dollar. Looking outside the grape's obvious centers is key. Sonoma has the most potential beyond Napa Valley, starting with Roth's dense and concentrated effort. It offers the richness and elegance found in many of the best wines from Sonoma's Alexander Valley. Kunde Estaterepresents Sonoma Valley well with its rich and savory Cab, and Adobe Road's Redline is a crowd-pleasing kitchen-sink blend of grapes from Sonoma and Napa.

ADOBE ROAD Redline Sonoma-Napa Counties 2016 Score: 90 | $35

Supple, charming and driven, with lively red and dark fruits and notes of licorice, dark berry, mocha, gravel, herb and sage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made.—J.L.

Augustus Weed
Posted: January 8, 2018

Adobe Road Redline scores 90 Points with Wine Spectator
Time Posted: Jan 8, 2018 at 5:27 PM Permalink to Alluring California Cabernets: Redline Blend Touts 90 Points from Wine Spectator Permalink
Gail Benzler
January 4, 2018 | Gail Benzler

Adobe Road 2016 Roberts Road Pinot Noir brings home 92 Points from Wine Spectator

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Petaluma Star - Focus on Adobe Road Winery

Adobe Road is in many ways a luxury brand, which is not surprising given TRG’s affiliations with Porsche, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. Several of its wines are priced in the $100 – $175 range, and the entire portfolio is crafted to wow the glitterati trackside at Le Mans or Daytona, or at exclusive events such as Wine Spectator’s Wine Experiences.


20 Best Sonoma Rosés to Drink This Summer

Adobe Road Winery 2017 Rosé - A fun and funky blend of pinot noir, syrah, grenache, zinfandel and petite sirah, Adobe Road’s rosé features grapes grown in the newly designated Petaluma Gap AVA...


Hollywood's Eco-Defenders Take Center Stage at the Environmental Media Awards

Before the show, some guests enjoyed wine from Adobe Road poured straight from the cask, and posed for photos in a digital photo booth...


Grand Tour Hosts World’s Greatest Wine Fans

Wine Spectator's annual series of tasting extravaganzas continued in New York with 244 outstanding wines from 15 nations


Outstanding Scores for Adobe Road Winery

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is one of the most iconic wine publications in the world. Adobe Road Winery is honored to be reviewed in this month's Sonoma and Napa wine issue



What do race car driving and California Cabernet have in common?


Petaluma is an eggscellent weekend escape from the Bay Area scramble

The Find: In the early evening, we were slowly spinning our wheels looking for somewhere to have a pre-dinner drink. We went from 0 to 200 mph when we found Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room (6 Petaluma Blvd. N.; [707] 939-9099), race car driver and vintner Kevin Buckler’s tasting room, which opened in the summer. We chose the “Showcase” pouring


How The Wind Is Making The Petaluma Gap California's Newest Wine Region

Located 32 miles north of San Francisco, in both Sonoma and Marin Counties, the Petaluma Gap is an inland valley distinguished by a 15-mile wide aperture in the coastal hills through which salty maritime wind and afternoon fog whisk in a chill.


Petaluma wine tasting room plans in fast lane

A long-awaited proposal for a state-of-the-art downtown Petaluma winery, tasting room and auto racing museum is gaining momentum, according to Adobe Road Winery’s CEO.


Petaluma Gap Is Wine Country’s Newest AVA
The newly designated region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

The new AVA includes about 80 winegrowers and nine wineries. One of our favorite wines released this year is an example of the quality of Pinot Noir grapes grown in the region—75 percent of the fruit planted is Pinot Noir—and the range of complexity that’s possible from multiple-elevation harvesting.


Petaluma California: A Sonoma County Hotspot

In the Great Petaluma Mill complex find Adobe Road Winery’s tasting room. Tasting excellent wines like their Big Pig Pinot and one labeled merely ”Red Wine” made me an instant fan.


Petaluma Gap becomes new Sonoma County wine appellation

The federal government on Thursday recognized the Petaluma Gap as the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA), giving Sonoma County its 18th such wine appellation and providing another reminder of its vast diversity of grape growing throughout the region.


All About Adobe Road Winery by James Knight (

Wine is not all about speed, and that was exactly why it appealed to champion GT racing team leader Kevin Buckler. At the Adobe Road tasting room in downtown Petaluma, I’m told that Buckler values the slow and steady process of making wine. As for high points and awards—it doesn’t hurt that Adobe Road wines have scored those, too.


9 Soon-to-Open Sonoma Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries & Hotels We’re Stoked About

Downtown Petaluma keeps getting hotter, and the hip-factor will only increase when Adobe Road opens their new 15,000 square foot winery and tasting room along the Petaluma River. And it's going to be more than just a winery - they'll have a motorsports museum (Adobe Road owner Kevin Buckler owns one of the most successful racing teams in the world), an event center and commercial kitchen. Guests can sip wine by the bottle, served alongside wood-fired pizza, on the riverfront patio.


Race to the Top: A DITL with Kevin Buckler

Kevin Buckler is a man with two passions: fast cars and fun. And how does he bridge these two very distinct passions together? Through his two companies, Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group. Running one successful business is a feat in itself, but Buckler is not one to shy away from a challenge. He rather flawlessly runs two, rotating between crafting award-winning wines and running his ever-expanding motorsports company.

NY Wine Spectator Wine Experience 2016

Adobe Road Winery has once again been invited to participate in arguably one of the most prestigious events a winery can attend, Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 20 – 22. The event is attended by wine enthusiasts from around the world and only the top rated wineries in the world are invited to pour at the Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting.

22 Refreshing Sonoma Rosés to Drink All Summer by Sarah Stierch

Adobe Road has released the most unique Rosés of the season, in partnership with Lagunitas Brewing Company: a sparkling Rosé. Super-limited at a mere 60 cases, this primarily Zinfandel-based wine has the rich head of a beer and the sweet flavor of watermelon and maraschino cherry. A must try for those who like to balance their wine tasting with their beer sipping.


More room for wine: Adobe Road opens Petaluma's second wine tasting room

Dozens of people gathered on Tuesday to raise their glass to Petaluma’s newest wine tasting room, a venue for home-grown Adobe Road Winery to gain more face time with the public as it moves toward building a nearby hub for wining and dining on the edge ofthe Petaluma River.


Downtown Petaluma wine tasting room gets approval

The Petaluma Planning Commission voted swiftly and unanimously on Tuesday to approve a permit for Adobe Road Winery’s tasting room at The Great Petaluma Mill, 6 Petaluma Blvd. North. It will be downtown Petaluma’s second wine tasting room, and the first serving a wide variety of wines.


Adobe Road Winery Honored to be Invited to Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience

Adobe Road Winery has been invited to participate in the prestigious Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience, taking place the weekend of October 20-22, 2016. It is truly an honor to be invited to pour alongside some of the best wineries from all across the globe and adds additional excitement around the winery’s new project in Petaluma. The three-day event is every wine aficionados dream, with sit-down tastings of award winning vintages (all scored over 90 points), the Critic’s Choice Grand Tastings, and the exclusive black-tie awards banquet. This is the very best of the wine world. We hope to see you there.

Adobe Road Winery Facility: Progress Report

We are eager and excited to open the doors of our new satellite Tasting Room in the Great Petaluma Mill, in the very heart of Historic Downtown Petaluma. This will be our cozy home while development and construction begin on the new headquarters facility, just around the corner. Final licensing and approval are close to completion, and we can’t wait to see some new and familiar faces stopping by to taste some of the new releases. -expected to open late next month.

The Sonoma County Barrel Auction raises a record setting number with 90 one-of-a-kind wine lots
Allison Levine

Garrett Martin of Adobe Road Winery summed up their lot of 10 cases as “Petaluma Gap in a glass.” The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley represented all generations of Dry Creek by combining equal amounts of zinfandel from seven wineries, half who are the original producers in the region and the other half are newer producers of Zinfandel.

Petaluma leads Sonoma County in economic development

His decision was one example of many in recent years that have made Petaluma the leader in economic development in Sonoma County. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the county — 4.1 percent in March — and the second highest median household income, at $75,655 in 2015.
The business activity has rapidly reversed the fortunes of this city of almost 60,000, which was hit with a one-two punch at the turn of the millennium — fallout from the telecom bust of the early 2000s and the real estate crash some six years later. At its low point, commercial office vacancy rates were 40 percent.

Petaluma is Fertile Ground for "Cultivated, home-grown culture - Lori Varsames"

When Lori Varsames saw her dream job in her dream location pop up on LinkedIn one morning, she jumped on the opportunity and applied.

Adobe Road Winery setting up shop in downtown Petaluma

"When you’re starting to attract businesses that are relocating from the square in Sonoma — the heart of Sonoma Wine Country — to the heart of Petaluma, that really tells you just how attractive the area is, I think it’s going to be a great amenity for our local economy. It’s going to be a great ambiance for the downtown. It’s exactly what the downtown ought to be building."

Big Things Happening in Petaluma

Our exciting new State-of-the-Art facility in downtown Petaluma...right on the Riverfront, continues to progress! We are bringing together all of the “Best Practices/Best of the Best” in terms of Tasting Room, Visitors Center, Winery and state-of-the-art equipment, Corporate and Banquet Facilities, Food and Cooking classes, Private Tasting and Barrel Room, Ultra-Premium Custom Crush/Private Label and a Beautiful Automotive and Motorsports Museum - all rolled into one EPIC location, operated by a highly efficient and motivated team. No pun intended but we are going to CRUSH IT!

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