Aug 2, 2013

Winery Spotlight: Scibe

Scribe Winery, Sonoma, CA

One of the best features of living in the Bay Area is our proximity to wine country. With so many amazing wineries to visit, finding a winery off the beaten path can be hard to find. Our favorite winery is Scribe located on Napa Road in Sonoma. Scribe was founded by brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani with the goal of reviving the property to make artisanal wines using sustainable winemaking methods. Scribe provides a laid-back and young atmosphere with an at home feel for an afternoon of amazing wine. 

A long driveway leads to you the Scribe cellar where wine tastings are held inside a cozy cellar or on one of the picnic tables overlooking the vineyard. The vineyard is more than an amazing view as it is infused with history adding to the mystic of Scribe. 

Reconstructing the history of the vineyard from county records, lithographs, and artifacts, Scribe uncovered that the vineyard was purchased in 1858 by Emil Dresel, the son of a famous champagne producer in Weisenheim Germany and also the first importer of first varieties of Riesling and Sylvaner to the US. Later joined by his brother Julius, they were became known as viticultural leaders. During prohibition, the Dresel Wine Co. served as a byline for bootleggers to transport their goods and was also a password-protected speakeasy. 

The intriguing history of the vineyard coupled with the rustic setting make Scribe the perfect place to sip a glass of wine. Best part of all is that your Drip Module dog can play on the rope swing!

Scribe Winery
2300 Napa Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

{Images courtesy of Charlotte Miller's iPhone}

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