Sapphire Hill Vineyards & Winery
NEW is the word that comes to mind when visiting Sapphire Hill Vineyards & Winery. Cozily installed in their newly remodeled TR in the Old Roma Station, the bar area as well as the “behind the scenes” wine-making/barrel areas are coming alive with new vibes and directions. New owners/vintners are continuing to source grapes from their Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley AVA’s Estate and selected vineyards as always, with a great selection of wines (including favorite zinfandels, chardonnays and pinot noirs) with wine-maker Tami Collins adding to the new team.
The interaction of food and wine and warm hospitality- and fun- is apparent in the kicky, relaxed atmosphere. Attention to detail in design and color are apparent, right down to the newly designed labels (one including a hen, a tribute to owner Lisa Henn Mulcahy’s architectural draughtsman father who used an image of a “hen” to “sign” his renderings when he was not allowed to take credit by signing his name, “Henn”) and re-worked logo incorporating the familiar sapphire blue logo- but NEW.
Lots of new plans are in the works. Springing from a solid, successful past, Sapphire Hill now plans to shoot the moon!
Their motto says it all: “Our Wine Rocks!”
Here’s looking at you, kids.