I’ve been in my mind, it’s such a fine wine // Scribe Winery

Scribe Winery has been on my to-do list for awhile now. I’ve heard stories of the dinner series, wine parties — all run by people under the age of 35. I knew if there was one winery to stop at while traveling north through Napa / Sonoma—this was it.

We drove up the palm tree lined main road and passed a 100-year-old Mission Revival style Hacienda aged in the perfect “let’s do a photoshoot here” kind of way.  From there you pass by beautiful vegetable & flower gardens before being lead up to the tip of the hill where the tastings occur. The hillside has a stunning view of the valley with a rope swing for you to use giving it that “good clean fun” kind of feel.

This winery for me has the perfect mix of old and new. Historic property that was purchased in 1858 by a German Champagne producer, this is a vineyard started with smuggled cuttings. The vineyard was the first Riesling and Sylvaner varities imported into the United States. I’m just scratching the surface of the story of this piece of land, but you can feel it when you are there. Steeped in history and mixed with a young energy, it’s completely infectious.

Run by two brothers who grew up in a farming community, they see themselves as “scribes of the land” and practice what they call “Forever Wild Farming”, aiming to integrate farming into the existent ecosystem. From the tables you sit at & the food served to the cute staffer who sat down & talked to me without a hint of snark (thanks Jessica), it was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had with wine. Every detail of this place made me smile.

I also have to mention I normally HATE chardonnay but this place—i bought some.

– Jenelle Campbell

Photos by Jenelle Campbell & Dana Barenfeld

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