About This Winery
A culinary delight with wine caves, organic grapes and rich Carneros Pinot Noir.
The dramatic setting and architecture of Robert Sinskey Vineyards compliments the extensive, gastronomic wine experience available to visitors. The winery offers a choice of tasting, and touring options, including culinary adventures, wine cave tours, and “excessive or gluttonous flights of limited production wines.”
As you head up to the striking rock-walled edifice, you will pass by a field of French Lavender, an extensive lawn and, behind the winery, a head-trained hillside vineyard. Covered walkways lead to a modern courtyard with a fountain and raised beds growing seasonal vegetables.
You enter through glass doors to a tall cathedral like room with stained concrete floors, rock walls and a long elegant tasting counter. There are cook books, cooking gadgets and wine accessories tastefully displayed along the walls. To the rear of the room is a culinary kitchen complete with pizza oven, a full time chef, offering cooking classes, and wine and food events.
The winery’s vision is to make wine with minimal manipulation and create cuisine-oriented wines of “balance, elegance and finesse.” The vineyard employs the use of biodynamic practices using sustainable organic techniques. Like organic farming, biodynamic practices focus of the health of the soil prohibiting the use of chemicals that can harm microorganisms and encouraging vigorous biologic activity. Also there is an emphasis of vineyard work timed with nature’s natural rhythms. The result is wines that have a sense of place (terroir) with a great mouth-feel and a bright natural acidity.
Their flagship wine is their Carneros Pinot Noir. Other wines include Pinot Gris, a late harvest Pinot Gris, a Merlot, a red blend, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Rose of Pinot Noir.
Winery InformationHours: Daily 10:00-4:30 pm
Fees: A Perfect Circle - Explore the gardens and caves while you indulge in the synergy of food and wine during this immersive communal experience of up to eight guests that includes a stroll through the culinary gardens and vineyards, a tour of the cellar and caves, and an indulgent 3-course tasting of seasonal dishes from the Vineyard Kitchen accompanied by a flight of RSV wines. Daily 11AM and 1PM by appointment.
The Communal Table - Enjoy a flight of wines seated in the Great Hall, Terrace or Fig Garden. This communal, convivial experience of up to eight guests, guided by an RSV Wine Informant, will give you a chance to meet like-minded folks as you enjoy a flight of RSV wines accompanied by tastes from the Vineyard Kitchen. By appointment.
Unscheduled Flight - For those who just can’t plan ahead. This “first come, first served,” belly up to the bar wine flight is accompanied by seasonal tastes from the Vineyard Kitchen. No appointment necessary.* *During peak times there may be a wait, On jam-packed days they can offer the option to schedule an appointment at another time.
Price Range: $24 to $75 per bottle
Vineyards: 200 acres certified organic
Production: 25,000 cases
Discounts: 10% case discount
Tour Info: Culinary, Cave and Cellar tours available. Call for reservations.
Unique Amenities: Wine Caves, Culinary Kitchen, Organic Vineyards
Winery URL: http://www.robertsinskey.com/
- "Green" Technology
- Hip & Stylish
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir