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“A Must Visit... on several different fronts”

Medlock Ames Winery
Ranked #26 of 170 things to do in Healdsburg
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Medlock Ames looks like it was put together by Sunset Magazine and Dwell. The Alexander Valley tasting room is gorgeous. The tasting is slightly expensive for the Sonoma area, but well worth it for the thought put into the food and wine pairing.
The neighboring bar is a great speak-easy type room that seems like the place to be after 5pm in Healdsburg. The drinks are delicious, creative, and they use fresh ingredients from the garden. They've planted gardens in the back that they use for their tasting room and bar, and pizzas. Yep, there's an outdoor pizza oven heated by fire.
When you are there for a tasting, they recommend you spend time in the garden, looking, picking and tasting. We've enjoyed every bottle we've tasted and purchased. THE best Rose we've ever had was from Medlock Ames.
If you aren't convinced already, here's a recap:
Go for the Wine
Go for the Tasting and Food Pairing
Go for the Garden and Patio
Go for the Decor
Go for the Alexander Valley Bar
Enjoy!

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

If you are visiting Alexander Valley, Medlock Ames is definitely worth a stop based on the beauty of the grounds, the fantastic garden and the Summer Concerts which are very chill. Watching the sunset over Alexander Valley listiening to good music, sipping your favorite libation (yes the have a full bar) and also enjoying some interesting food truck cuisine is worth 5 stars by itself. Kudos to Medlock Ames for Summer Concerts!

We tasted the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Chardonnay, 2007 Merlot and the 2008 Cab. All were good but nothing spectacular. I did get a glass of the 2004 Cabernet which was very nice, The tannnins had softened to allow the fruit and toasty oak notes to present themsevles beautifully.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

About in the middle of the Alexander Valley. Completely organic sustainable farming. Good wine – we brought home some of their cabernet sauvignon. Owners bought the century-old local country store / gas station and converted it into their tasting room, but retained the bar which opens for cocktails at 5 (Alexander Valley Bar)! They converted the old store into an energy-efficient, very cool site. Highly educational, fun exhibits on sustainable vinyarding and wine making. Beautiful gardens surround the north and west sides of the property.

Thank Rob P
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Unbelievable! We had a private event after regular tasting hours. The wood-fired pizzas made and baked right there in the outdoor oven were such a hit - our guests are still talking about them. Great to work with. Lovely setting. Excellent wine.

Thank JanG135
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

If you are looking to ease gently into your visit to wine country, this is a great place to start. Friendly, easy going, great wine, nice snacks.

Thank Shogan77
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