Really really good-looking, Scribe is all silky wines and fun times.
Founded in 2007, Scribe Winery has become the weekend playground for Bay Area millennials. It’s managed by fourth-generation Californian farming brothers Adam and Andrew Mariani, along with sister Kelly, who runs the winery’s culinary program, conjuring magic with a wood-fired grill and produce grown in the property’s verdant kitchen garden.
The family’s approach to wine and hospitality is all about connecting people and place, and a tasting session here is always done with food and al fresco – either under a tree on a Mexican blanket or sat around a big old table on the patio (just be ridiculously sure to book ahead of time). This all happens on the grounds of a gorgeous 19th-century mission-style villa, ensuring that any visit is an experience.
The 40-acre hilltop site once witnessed some of Sonoma’s earliest pre-prohibition winemaking, and today the winery produces pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and sylvaner (the latter two being vestiges of the vineyard’s past, from its time under German-born Emil Dresel). You’ll find three chardonnays, including a skin-fermented (orange) version, along with pinot noir from three different sites.
With its scenic views, sprawling palm-fringed grounds and laidback vibes, this is a great spot to spend an afternoon with a chilled bottle of Scribe’s exemplary pinot noir rosé. This is a definite must-visit if you’re hitting the road to Sonoma.