OK – who’s interested in finding out more about one of the most quirky wineries in Sonoma?

A short trip to Berkeley last year, and the generosity of friends who took me up into the Sonoma Valley for a quick wine exploration before catching the plane, provided the opportunity to visit wineries that I had never previously been to.  Our last stop was without doubt the best – at the Kaz Vineyard and Winery.  It claims to be the smallest winery in the valley that sells to the public – but it produces some of the best wines I have tasted recently. Part of the success is that the winemaker/owner, Richard Kasmier, picks his fruit earlier than many of his neighbours.  This means that the wines tend to have slightly higher acidity, and this contribute to the richness and complexities of the flavours.  Great names for the wines as well:  Moo Vedra for the Mourvedre, and Hooligans for the Grenache!

For their contact details, check out

Kaz winery

Kaz winery

Kaz Vineyard & Winery
233 Adobe Canyon Rd.
Kenwood, CA 95452

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