Fodor's Expert Review Grand Cru Custom Crush

Healdsburg Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice
Wineries without production equipment of their own often make wine at communal "custom-crush" facilities. Most such places don't have tasting rooms open to the public, but by appointment at Grand Cru, just south of Healdsburg in the town of Windsor, you can reserve a Vintners' Selection of several wineries' offerings or book a private tasting with one label. If you go the latter route, Black Kite Cellars, a top producer of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Anderson Valley (Mendocino County) and elsewhere, is worth seeking out, as is Smith Story Wines, which makes wines from those varietals from several appellations, along with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a few others. In some cases, the vintners or winemakers themselves host the tastings of individual wineries' offerings.
Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice

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1200 American Way
Windsor, California  95492, USA

707-687–0904

www.grandcrucustomcrush.com

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Rate Includes: Tastings from $25

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