Underground Wine Road
No, this is not a well-deserved salute to Harriet Tubman, but rather a compilation of our Wine Road wineries and a lodging who either have a subterranean cellar, facility or cave. In no particular order, though perhaps starting off first with the most readily apparent – check their name!-:
Fritz Underground Winery.
The Gaudi-esque Fritz Underground Winery in the Dry Creek Valley.
Robert Young Estate Winery.
The Cave at Robert Young Estate Winery can be engaged for your private event.
Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves.
Tasting and special events take place often in the cave; Bella Wine Club Members are included in VERY special events therein.
Alexander Valley Vineyards.
The entrance to the cave at AVV; Tours available daily! True spelunking at it's best- no helmet required....and wine to drink.
Field Stone Winery & Vineyard.
Famous image of the Cellar door at Field Stone- featured on Wine Road BT poster 2011!
Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate
Wine Road BT Poster 2011 by Craig Nelson; wait until you see his poster for 2012!
The Stonestreet facility is largely underground- very respectful of the environment and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Thomas George Estates.
Thomas George Estates, Westside Road, Russian River Valley.
Lynmar Estate- State-of-the-Art Gravity Flow winery employing caves for barrel storage and aging, employing Feng shui, crystals and cool private rooms- secret.....gorgeous, a working cave- thus off limits to casual visits....shhh! Working here!
Seghesio Family Vineyards.
Barrel Room at historic Seghesio Winery- below ground, totally cool to this day.
Grape Leaf Inn.
The Grape Leaf Inn's hidden away, below ground Speakeasy...I moved here in 1982 to innkeep this Inn- years later, when this wine bar was built, it is so hidden I was totally flummoxed by its presence!
A piece on their philosophy of barrel storage.
Underground and perfect! Take the Simi tour!
I hope that I hear from my readers and Wine Road winery and lodging members if I have omitted anyone- I am only as good as what you guys tell me….
I will now end with the complete opposite of what we have been discussing, because I am so contrary; the Rosemary-Covered-Above-Ground-Cave at Nalle Winery:
Rosemary-Covered-Above-Ground-Cave at Nalle Winery! Many bees....
Here’s looking at you, kids.