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Gail Benzler
 
October 18, 2017 | Gail Benzler

Adobe Road Winery Participates in Highly Exclusive Wine Spectator Wine Experience 2017

2017 Adobe Road Winery at New York Wine Spectator Grand Tastings

 

It is always a good feeling to be a part of something ground breaking. The global wine community is certainly no exception. Adobe Road Winery is extremely honored to have been selected to join Wine Spectator’s ultra-exclusive New York Wine Experience, October 19-21 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. This three-day event is a spectacular showcase of more than 250 of the world’s most unique and notable wine producers. Each producer has been rated 90+ by Wine Spectator’s board of editors and awarded a Critics’ Choice Award. Guided by the estate owners and winemakers themselves, this occasion provides attendees with possibly the most comprehensive wine tasting experience possible.  Each attendee will have a chance to sample all of the featured wines, as well as meet the winery owners and winemakers. The event is enhanced with educational wine seminars, food pairings designed by distinguished chefs, and a black tie gala of the wine world’s most prestigious producers.

Owner Kevin Buckler and national sales manager, Sonny Martin, will pour the 2013 Adobe Road Napa Valley Beckstoffer Georges III Block-A Cabernet Sauvignon, which Wine Spectator awarded a stunning 94 points. Kevin and Sonny will also acquaint patrons with the award winning boutique brand and the exciting new winery project being developed and based at the gateway to California Wine Country in Petaluma. Adobe Road sources the very best grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties, producing a wide variety of single-vineyard sources and blended wines that are being recognized at the highest levels.

This credibility greatly enhances the already respected Adobe Road brand and shines even more attention on the Petaluma development project, which will see the winery expand to a new 15,000 square foot facility, anchoring the city’s downtown waterfront development. This new industry-leading complex will include the winery, tasting room, event space, outdoor entertainment area, multiple private VIP and corporate areas as well as a rotating multi-brand motorsports  museum, carrying forward the legacy that has been achieved by Adobe Road’s sister company, The Racers Group.

“All of us at Adobe Road are truly honored to have been selected to participate in this years Wine Spectator Grand Experience,” Buckler says. “This is the Academy Awards of the wine world for us, having a ticket to attend is great, but being invited to participate as one the top global wineries is another. This event is full of icons from the wine world and we are most respectful and pleased to be in this company and will gladly take our seat at the table!”

The timing could not be better as Adobe Road’s new project is in the final planning stages and about to break ground.  Buckler continued, “we are almost complete on our fundraise and are thrilled with our awesome “A” team of partners involved. Our wine scores this year have been crazy good and we have also assembled a winning team back home. Sonny and I look forward to proudly pouring our award winning Beckstoffer A-Block and highlighting just one of our winemaker Garrett Martin’s handiwork!  A huge thanks to all of our guests, partners, wine club members and also our outstanding Petaluma community that has supported our dream back home. As the gateway to wine country and the close proximity to San Francisco, we look forward to doing outstanding things with the wine and corporate world, while continuing to shine a bright light on our charming and dynamic hometown -- Petaluma.”

 

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM
Gail Benzler
 
October 5, 2017 | Gail Benzler

What Makes Wine Grapes So Special?

What Makes Grapes so Special with Adobe Road Winery

 

Wine grapes can really take on a slew of flavors. First, here’s a little science.

Wine grapes are special because they can contain up to 600 molecular components. These components allow them to create a wide breadth of different flavor and aroma profiles.

There are many molecular components that make up the various building blocks that create flavors and aromas we associate with a variety of things like cherry, chocolate, tobacco, grass or currants. Cherry, for example, is a very specific combination of chemical compounds called phenols.

What Makes Grapes so Special with Adobe Road Winery
What Makes Grapes so Special with Adobe Road Winery

You might wonder why you pick up things like plum or nectarine or green grass when you smell and drink wine.

Start with the simple, short chains of polyphenols that excess primary flavors and aromas like stone fruit (peaches, nectarines and apricot), cherry, plum and green apple. We picked and crushed this year’s Viognier just a few weeks ago. If you’d been blindfolded, you would have sworn you were drinking freshly pressed apple juice.

Or, the molecules can combine to create more complex flavor profiles. More complex aromatics — truffle, tobacco, leather and barnyard for instance, are formed with longer and longer chains of polyphenols. The longer the chain, the more complex the aromatic or flavor it expresses.

So, next time you’re enjoying a glass of Adobe Road wine, really take the time to engage all of your senses. And remember how the wine grapes blinded you with science.


 

Time Posted: Oct 5, 2017 at 4:56 PM
Gail Benzler
 
September 29, 2017 | Gail Benzler

Petite Sirah - A Star Trek to Rockpile

Adobe Road Winery Rockpile Petite Sirah


This week, we were out sourcing Petite Sirah grapes from Gary Branham Estate in the Rockpile AVA. This area is famous for Petite Sirah. The combination of elevation, terrain and a unique climate make this growing region like no other in Sonoma County, California, or the world, for that matter. And we’re particularly proud to bring back our single vineyard Petite Sirah designated bottling with these luscious Branham grapes.

You can’t drive out to Rockpile in the dark -- it’s about two hours north of Petaluma and north of Lake Sonoma, out in the middle of nowhere. By the time you’re greeted by the Rockpile Ranch fence and the sign that says “end of the road,” you’ve got another 30 minutes to go on dirt and gravel to get to the Branham Estate.

Our winemaker, Garrett Martin wouldn’t be deterred. He trekked out earlier this week at the very end of daylight and spent the night in his car (“I’m sure glad I don’t have that Mini anymore,” he said”), waking up at first light to oversee the picking of some amazing Petite Sirah fruit. Our beautiful little caviar of Petite Sirah arrived at Adobe Road Winery later in the afternoon.


 

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Gail Benzler
 
September 7, 2017 | Gail Benzler

How Adobe Road Winery Aligned with Disney, Hollywood Records and Top-10 Recording Star Shawn Hook

Shawn Hook and Adobe Road Wine

Adobe Road Winery aligned with Disney and Hollywood Records recently to produce a premium promotional leave-behind piece to promote the top-10 single Reminding Me by Shawn Hook with Vanessa Hudgens.

Disney and Hollywood Records asked us to create something memorable to help promote the single to radio program directors across the country, and so Adobe Road got right to work. Music marketing is white hot space for all three brands and this opportunity really gives Adobe Road a huge opportunity to harness some pivotal various lifestyle elements to enhance our branding and promotion of the video.

Our Favorite Cherry Red

In the song Reminding Me, Shawn remembers a favorite wine he shared with his former love -- our favorite cherry red. Using that lyric as a hook, we decided to create a custom label for 100 bottles of our 2012 Pinot Noir (with its cherry red notes and color) to bring the lyrics to life and to invoke the memories that were so central to the song. The final product is a piece that Disney, Hollywood Records and Shawn love, showcasing Shawn and aligning him with the Adobe Road brand. Our partnership is also creating media and promotional opportunities for our winery.

We expect you’ll hear more about our partnership with Disney, Hollywood Records and Shawn (who has ordered more custom bottles for himself) in the very near future.

 

Time Posted: Sep 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM
Gail Benzler
 
September 6, 2017 | Gail Benzler

How Fungus Yields Sweet Nectar

How Fungus Yields Sweet Nectar

Harvest is here. It’s our busiest time of the growing season. The weather has really thrown many growers for a loop and now that fruit is being picked, the order the grapes are coming in is, well… different. For example, this week, we’re picking Viognier, Zinfandel (Famighetti Vineyard) and Sauvignon Blanc (Bavarian Lion). We picked Chardonnay last week. Normally, Sauvignon Blanc would be the first varietal to hit our winery.

It so happens that there is a chance of rain late this week just as grapes are scheduled to be picked, and this is coming right on the heels of a big weekend heat wave. How does all of this affect the grapes on the vine?

Heat can certainly spike sugar ripeness and this can impact the picking schedule. Moist conditions can give way to powdery mildew and this is definitely a concern now, as it has been most of the growing season. But there is a silver lining.

When moist conditions are followed by warmer weather, humidity and wind, something very magical happens. Botrytis cinerea, commonly referred to as “noble rot” is extremely beneficial to the taste of the wine in your glass. How?

Botrytis extracts water without changing the grapes’ acid to sugar ratio. As a matter of fact, this is the only way grapes can intensify their juice to create the sweet nectar that’s known as a dessert wine, like our late harvest Semillon, which is nicely resting in barrels. French Sauternes like Chateau Yquem which might be the best known, is essential Botrytis-affected Semillon, just like our sweet nectar.

Time Posted: Sep 6, 2017 at 4:53 PM
Gail Benzler
 
August 4, 2017 | Gail Benzler

The Art of the Blend

Redline is almost here. It's an artful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel. You'll find it to be amazing in your glass.

Our Redline blend is always popular. So popular, that we’re essentially sold out of our last vintage.

Adobe Road Winery owner Kevin Buckler and winemaker Garrett Martin got to work. They wanted to create a blend that was of extremely high quality but at a reasonable price point, something that would be great to purchase and open up with a weeknight dinner but would deliver like a weekend wine.

Redline is an awesome California red blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, two varietals that aren’t often matched together, along with Syrah, Petite Syrah and Malbec. What you get in the glass is a super approachable, big blend with cherry and dark berry fruits combined a hint of spiciness, aged in toasty French oak with enough tannin and acidity to hold together and match up with a variety foods. Plus it’s fresh. We’ll bottle our brand new 2016 Redline -- and get it ready for your glass -- later this month.

“I really enjoy working on Redline and putting forward Kevin’s vision of delivering a great wine to our Adobe Road family,” Martin says. “This blend really showcases the quality and diversity of Sonoma and Napa fruit.”

Look for our new Redline out soon along with a brand new bottle design that is a shout out to our sportscar legacy.

Pairing ideas: Tuesday night pizza, grilled meats like steak or lamb or a red pasta dish

 

Time Posted: Aug 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM
Gail Benzler
 
July 27, 2017 | Gail Benzler

An Adobe Road Wine Dinner Delights in the Connecticut Hills

Adobe Road Winery Tasting at the Winvian Farm Resort, Lime Rock Park

Here at Adobe Road Winery, we make stellar wines: boutique, small lot, site driven wine, sourced from some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. It's our attention to detail and reputation that enables us to acquire our fruit from these vineyards and the talent of our winemaker, Garrett Martin guided by the passion of owner Kevin Buckler, that brings exquisite taste to your glass.

Wine is meant to be savored with food. When great wine and food come together with friends and clients, that's when memories are made and it’s what we do so well with Adobe Road Wine Dinners. Our wine dinner experiences are like no other, combining exquisite food and wine with the B2B and networking opportunities only we can deliver on the race track and off during a race weekend.

This is exactly what happened this past Friday evening (part of our race weekend with partners and guests during the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park with sister company The Racers Group) at Winvian Farm in the Litchfield, Connecticut hills. Delectable farm to fork food by award-winning Chef Chris Evans was perfectly paired with our wines over six courses and passed appetizers that wowed our guests. That wow factor is the hallmark of our dinner celebrations.

 

Chef Evans’s menu at the Winvian with Adobe Road wine pairings:

Assorted Passed appetizers

Adobe Road Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2016

Crudo of Kampachi
Mango, cantaloupe, verbena & yuzu

Adobe Road Winery Viognier, Dry Creek Valley Famighetti, 2014

Seared Tuna Nikkei
Potato, piquillo pepper & green beans

Adobe Road Winery Rosé, Sonoma County 2016

Hand Rolled Pici
Pete Sepe farm lamb ragout & summer savory

Adobe Road Winery Pinot Noir, Sangiacomo Roberts Road, 2015

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Franc, Knights Valley Bavarian Lion, 2014

Duo of Beef
Strip & braised short rib with potato, zucchini & tomato confit

Adobe Road Winery, Apex Premium Red Blend

Artisanal Cheese Tasting
Marinated olives, quince & crackers

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley Bavarian Lion, 2014

Whipped Chocolate Namelaka
Hazelnut dacquoise, fresh strawberries, hazelnut ice cream & caramel

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer Georges III A Block, 2013


Photo Gallery from the Winvian Farm Wine Dinner Event

Guests enjoy appetizers on the Winvian’s expansive patio.

Appetizers like these samosas paired perfectly with our Adobe Road Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.

Guests enjoyed themselves on the cool Winvian patio.

 

 

The dinner’s first course was this Crudo de Kampachi.

Our CEO Kevin Buckler always enjoys mingling with our guests.

Seared tuna Nikkei was next, paired with our 2016 Rosé.

Lamb Ragout followed paired perfectly with Adobe Road Winery 2015 Pinot Noir and 2014 Cabernet Franc, really bringing out this complex dish’s flavor.

Pouring Pinot Noir, one of our favorites.

Dinner always gives guests a chance to eat amazing food, drink award-winning wines, mingle and hear the Adobe Road Winery story.

Our premium red blend, Apex was popular.

Duo of Beef provided a chance for our Apex red blend to really shine.

Two Cabernet Sauvignons: our 2014 Knights Valley and 2013 Beckstoffer Georges III Block A put a nice coda on the evening, along with this Whipped Chocolate Namelaka with rich hazelnut dacquoise.


Time Posted: Jul 27, 2017 at 5:21 PM
Gail Benzler
 
May 22, 2017 | Gail Benzler

Adobe Road Winery onboard for Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour - Leaves lasting impressions in three major cities

After fifteen years of hard work and commitment, Adobe Road Winery is on a roll, receiving much-deserved accolades and recognition.  The three city Wine Spectator Grand Tour we recently traveled with brought that to a whole new level. Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami all in less than a week and at every stop Adobe Road Winery was the standout!

The Grand Tour is an invitation-only event hosted by the Wine Spectator, showcasing the world's top rated wineries. Adobe Road was humbled to have so many excited patrons biding our long lines for a taste of some of California's most renowned, handcrafted wines. Our small winery seemed to steal the show as so many guests visited our booth, again and again. It was common for patrons to return with a friend, encouraging them to taste these cultivated masterpieces. Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Georges III, Block A-1, was the unsung "top wine of the tour” many attendees declared.

Winemaker Garrett Martin joined the tour in Las Vegas, enhancing the experience even more. He too was confounded by all of the praise bestowed upon what he had helped craft. In Chicago, one of our good friends and partner of The Racers Group team came to support our esteemed winery brand. She left the event overwhelmingly impressed with the response to this year's extraordinary releases.

Miami was the final stop of The Grand Tour and perhaps the most exciting. Owner Kevin Buckler, broke away from the hectic schedule of his sportscar racing team to attend the final event in this series of spectacular tastings. "You could feel the energy enhanced at this event,"  said National Sales Director, Sonny Martin, observing the heightened engagement around Buckler's appearance.

The recent Wine Spectator, Beckstoffer cover story prominently featuring our small winery, the latest Robert Parker accolades, and the mounting excitement around the new Petaluma riverfront winery have quickly turned Adobe Road Winery into the "rock stars" of the wine world. Exciting times!

 

Time Posted: May 22, 2017 at 1:33 PM
Gail Benzler
 
May 12, 2017 | Gail Benzler

Adobe Road SCORES with new Robert Parker reviews...Featured prominently in the Wine Spectator cover story on Andy Beckstoffer and his top Napa Cabernet Producers

Andy Beckstoffer is the most powerful and influential grower in the California wine world and lays claim to some of the best property in all of Napa Valley. Adobe Road has been fortunate enough to have a partnership with Beckstoffer Vineyards since 2008. In this current edition of the Wine Spectator, Andy is featured on the cover with special attention to his very top winery partners that are purchasing his fruit and doing amazing things in the wine world. Adobe Road is one of the prominently featured wineries.

Andy Beckstoffer on cover of Wine Spectator

 

As many of you know, Adobe Road Winery has been very grateful to have been recognized by The Wine Spectator with numerous 90+ scores. These are extremely rewarding for us and always translate into positive growth for our blossoming, boutique winery and exciting new Petaluma riverfront winery project. These accolades open new doors and opportunities for Adobe Road, such as being invited to pour at national events around the country, strong restaurant placements, distributor partnerships along with strengthened credibility in a competitive market.

Another prominent and outstanding wine publication is Robert Parker’s’ The Wine Advocate, which includes fantastic reviews and lifestyle stories, wine scores and additional recommendations. It may come as no surprise to our biggest fans that Adobe Road has successfully gained the attention of wine aficionado Robert Parker with its current roster of upcoming releases. This continued success and notoriety are rapidly propelling Adobe Road to a whole new level of acclaim and opportunity.

The high-level of excitement building around our new facilities on the Petaluma riverfront, combined with this national recognition, have brought a strong growth to our loyal Adobe Road following. It is no wonder that more and more “believers” are inquiring about the few remaining shares available in our booming new venture. We welcome your inquiry before the investment opportunity closes in the coming weeks, and hope for your continued enjoyment of Adobe Road Wines and all that the new winery project has to offer.

2014 Knights Vly. Cabernet (unreleased)

92+ Points

Robert Parker

2015 Sangiacomo Chardonnay (unreleased)

90+ Points

Robert Parker

Time Posted: May 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM
Gail Benzler
 
December 14, 2016 | Gail Benzler

Wine Spectator Awards Adobe Road's Latest Cabernet Sauvignon with a Fantastic 94 Point Score

Adobe Road is proud of its continual success in the industry, but this year has been our most awarded ever. After both the Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate graced us with 90+ point scores on our 2013 Apex, 2013 Knights Valley, Bavarian Lion Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Chardonnay, 2013 Syrah, and 2014 Zinfandel, we are now ecstatic to announce that our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III-A1 Block was awarded a 94 point rating in the most recent issue of the prestigious wine publication, Wine Spectator Insider.

It should come as no surprise that like many of our other wines this bold Napa Cabernet was a labor of pure love, put into a bottle. Here at Adobe Road we know that quality farming, precision winemaking, and stylistic vision all add up to a fantastic bottle of wine! When those efforts are noticed we are always gratified and humbled. Thank you to the Wine Spectator for noticing all of our fantastic wines – more to come in the near future!

These highly revered wines have been seeing exceptional demand. Don’t hesitate to buy any combination of these award winning, limited production vintages before they are sold out.


Senior Editor James Laube wrote of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III-A1...

“Amazingly sleek and refined, with a pure, rich, juicy core of blackberry, raspberry, anise, cedar and black licorice flavors. Walks a tightrope between intensity and grace, finesse and authority. Long and persistent on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2032.”
Time Posted: Dec 14, 2016 at 4:01 PM

EDITORIAL


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...

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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...

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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

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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

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ADOBE ROAD: RACE CARS AND CHARDONNAY

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All About Adobe Road Winery by James Knight (Sonomacounty.com)

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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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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