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Cline Cellars!

Posted by on July 18, 2012

One thing I love is wine.  Another thing I love is social media, so when I see one of the wineries that I’ve visited recently alive and active on twitter, it makes my heart happy.  =) So, please make sure to follow Cline Cellars on twitter @clinecellars

Cline Cellars was the second winery I visited while in Sonoma.  There were a few reasons why I truly loved this place and let me share them below:

1) The Homey feel when you walked in.

When you drove up to Cline Cellars and you looked at the place it reminded me of a cozy home.  When we walked into the tasting room it was very crowded.  The wine merchandise was to the left while the counter was crowded by people tasting and enjoying their wine.

2) The Piranhas out Back

My SO wasn’t into wine tasting the day we went touring so when he found the fish in the back he had a lot of fun feeding them.  We watched as they flopped over one another, tackled over the turtles trying to get to the food, and just watched them go nuts trying to get to the fish food we fed them below.

Can you see them?

3) The Merchandise

Of all the wineries I visited that day I wanted to buy a lot from Cline Cellars.  From the freezer ice cube bag to the cute coasters to the napkins lying around I felt as if I picked up everything in that store.  They really thought through what they would bring into their area.

 4) The fountain to the side of the house.

What can I say?  I’m a huge fan of fountains.  Cline Cellars did a nice job of making the backyard feel very relaxing as you walked along.  You could walk further to explore more of the fields or sit on a nearby table and just enjoy the outdoors.  They even offered tastings outdoors.  But for me, the fountain added a lot.

Fountain

5) And their wines… of course

Cline Cellars is known for their Rhone style wines, and their flavorful zinfandels.  Although, while there, I did not actually try any of their well known Zinfandels.

I did try out their Cool Climate Chardonney, Their Pinot Gris, and their Mourvedre Rose.   The Pinot Gris was my favorite amongst the three.  Since it was still early I was too afraid to venture out into the reds.

Be sure to check them out on their website here.

My new friend

I loved that their tastings were complimentary, unless, of course, you wanted to try one of their specialty wines which cost $1 dollar per tasting.  And I was even more surprised by how many offerings they had altogether: 22!

So, the next time you visit Sonoma, make sure to stop by Cline Cellars to feel as if you’ve never left home.

21 Responses to Cline Cellars!

  1. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club

    Jamie, you’re getting a nice local theme going here…love it! I’ll do a call for the link up on our FB page today. Did you leave your blog business card with the winery?;)

    • Jamie

      No, I didn’t think to do that, I was on vacation mode, but did send the article over to them via twitter =) And perfect, I will submit this one to the page =)

  2. Suzanne @ The Wine{a}be

    How fabulous! I have had Cline’s Cashmere before…it was yummy! Love the piranhas! Cheers! ~S

  3. Sharon

    I don’t drink wine, but I think it would be lovely to visit a winery. They are so beautiful in the pictures I see. I would like to sit out at the fountain and just think. . . maybe about future blog posts. Piranhas scare me.

  4. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    I’m not a big wine drinker – but I do like those piranhas :-)

  5. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    Jamie, it looks like a beautiful winery. Piranhas, really? At a winery? Wouldn’t want someone get little more tipsy and fall in….just saying:)

  6. Meghann @ Fuzzy.Little.Wishballs

    Social media? Wine?! Yeah!! I’ve never visited a winery, but it is definitely on my to-do list.

    • Jamie

      Oh, the wine community is huge and very vast in the social media world… learned a lot through twitter =) good times.

  7. Anita

    Just awesome! The fountain is beautiful…I want one in a new backyard someday :)

  8. Alexis Grace

    Piranhas?!?!?!?!? How crazy! Another interesting winery!

  9. Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes

    I’ve never been to a winery before but would love to check one out for a romantic post-baby weekend! Glad you had fun :-)

  10. Modern Gypsy

    That sounds lovely…I would love to go on a wine tasting tour sometime…

    • Jamie

      This was really my first fledge on tour where I visited more than one winery at a time…

      Each experience has been memorable and great for me. =)

  11. Sheila

    I love to go wine tasting. I have been fortunate to live near many winecentric places {Shendoah Valley, Central California, Washington}, plus I worked in a restaurant that had a 5 page wine list, so I learned a ton. My favorite wine is from Michael David vineyards in Lodi, California 7Deadly Zins. So yummy, and growing in popularity, we even found it in Hawaii when were there last fall for our honeymoon.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Angie Hottentots-Laurel

    My mother has been hinting that she wants to go out to Sonoma for her birthday or Mother’s Day. I am going to have to talk to my brothers about chipping in so we can send her to this place. It looks splendid!

    • Jamie

      That would be a pretty incredible trip for her. The next two weeks I will be showcasing 2 more wineries in Sonoma that are really close to Cline Cellars =)

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