by Robert Michael Poole
November 27, 2015
“Nowhere else in the United States has the art of wine-making been perfected as much as in California, which accounts for 90 per cent of the country’s entire output…
…Many of the wineries in the region offer tasting sessions, but the variety is extraordinary, from simple outdoor barrels used as makeshift tables, to our favorite, the spectacularly situated MacRostie Winery and Vineyards.
Founded in 1987, the vineyards here are locally-famed producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, led by founder Steve MacRostie and winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen. Considered pioneers of Sonoma, MacRostie preferred the fog-shrouded vineyards of the area in order to make Burgundian-variety wines, in comparison to the Bordeaux varieties of Napa Valley.
Now with over 30 Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Noir vineyards, the winery opened this year its new estate on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley, with indoor and outdoor terrace tasting rooms overlooking Sonoma county, where in-house experts will gladly detail each offering to drop-in guests.”