On a recent visit to DeLoach Vineyards I actually had to pause here at the entrance to keep out of the way of the many guests who were photographing the buildings, grounds and outdoor sculptures. Making my way into the elegant TR, I spotted darling little oak barrels emblazoned with DeLOACH which house, for home use, in two sizes, DeLoach pinot, cleverly hidden inside the re-usable barrels in a sealed bag for easy serving- the program is called Barrel to Barrel and gives a cellar to glass experience on a daily basis.
DeLoach also offers very personalized and specialized tiers of their Wine Club with something for every guest to enjoy and reap the VIP rewards while visiting the winery. Founded in 1973, the winery employs biodynamic, sustainable and organic practices in farming and winemaking; here the soil is perfect for pinot noir and chardonnay, and at DeLoach, all practices and production must be friendly to the land.
The simple fleur de lis, a universal symbol for beauty, is the logo at DeLoach- perfect personification of the care of the land, the vineyards, the estate and the exquisite wines produced here. Driving out along the beautiful curving driveway, past the estate cottages and the vineyards, I am struck by how lovely this place is.
Wednesday look for TR’s Itinerary: On the River- Forestville & Graton. Friday will feature member Hook & Ladder Winery.
Here’s looking at you, kids.