Gorgeous rolling hills lined with neat verdant rows of trained vines paint a beautiful picture with the bright blue sky anchoring the canvas. We were in search of amazing wines in the Carneros wine region. Here we discovered one of the most beautiful wineries and below is my Gloria Ferrer Winery review of our visit.
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Acres and acres of grape vines line the road leading to the stunning Gloria Ferrar winery compound. The massive California style wood and stone architecture imparts a feeling of elegant and rustic granduer.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. She escorted us from the anti room, to the barrel holding room where they host lavish parties. Hosting a private dinner with perfectly paired wines would be a luxurious way to entertain friends and family.
We moved on to the bar and tasting room overlooking the production area. As you sip a glass of their world famous Cuvee, you can explore the wine making process. The history of the Gloria Ferrer family and their long love affair with great wines is fascinating.
These grapes from the vineyard’s wines were super sweet and delicious! Harvesting these beauties by hand is a herculean task. At Gloria Ferrer they not only harvest their grapes by hand, they harvest them at night. Harvesting under the star studded California sky adds a touch of romance to the story, but practically, it helps preserve the beautiful grapes.
The famous Ferrer caves where they store the Cuvee in naturally cooled cellars is a special treat. A brunch or luncheon date with the perfect wine pairing on the stunning grounds should be on every wine lover’s bucket list.
My favorite wine at Gloria Ferrer was the 2015 Jose Ferrer Selection Chardonnay at $40 a bottle, it is not inexpensive, but for a special dinner with friends – it would be perfect.
If you want to try some great wines when you are in Sonoma Valley, be sure to visit the Gloria Ferrer Winery. The wine tour is like attending a party. You will be happy you did.
I hope your enjoyed our Gloria Ferrer Winery Review. We certainly enjoyed tasting all their spectacular wines.
Here is to getting lost in the journey.