Tin Barn Vineyards
21692 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA, 95476

707-938-5431, Fax
Email: wine@tinbarnvineyards.com
Twitter: TinBarnVyds
Facebook: Tin Barn Vineyards

Varietals or blends: | Cabernet Sauvignon | Pinot Noir | Sauvignon Blanc | Syrah | Zinfandel |

Tasting: 11am - 4pm, Saturday-Sunday - Fee: $6

From the web site: "Tin Barn is the fruit of five friends' passion for the grape. Our wines are crafted from vineyards specifically chosen for their unique soils and optimal growing locations.

High atop the ridges of the Sonoma Coast, near the intersection of King Ridge Road and Tin Barn Road, is a tiny Syrah vineyard called Coryelle Fields. From this distinctive and rocky location we not only derived inspiration for our name, but also gained our first vineyard source for grapes. In addition to this unique vineyard, Tin Barn produces Cabernet Sauvignon from the hills above Lake Sonoma and the hills east of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. Our Russian River Zinfandel is sourced from a 35 year old vineyard near Windsor in Sonoma County and our Napa Zinfandel comes from a 40 year old dry farmed vineyard in Chiles Valley. In 2004 we released our first Sauvignon Blanc, from the Bennett Valley region of Sonoma County. Then in 2007 we released our first Pinot Noir, from the Ricci Vineyard on Ramal Road in the Carneros appellation (Sonoma).

Tin Barn Vineyards is a collaborative effort of winemaker Michael Lancaster and his four partners, Kurt Chapman, Gray Fowler, Bud Johnson and Carl Stewart, whose dream to make wine came together in the "Tin Barn"!"

Personal comments: I recently (Feb. 2010) tasted everything they had to offer (from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon) and like everything -- all I could do was to identify my favorites. Wines that made it on to my "favorites" list included their Sauvignon Blanc (made more interesting by some time in oak barrels), Pinot Noir, the Napa Valley Zinfandel (although my wife liked the Russian River Zin better), the Sonoma Coast Syrah, and the Cabernet blend from Napa. I said I liked everything. Needless to say, you can't go wrong here, unless reds really aren't your thing. Also, the tasting room is sequestered deep in an industrial park, nearly to the end of a long row. So don't let the strange location scare you away -- it is well worth the stop. - Roy Tennant

One of Tin Barn's tasty reds on their tin (natch) tasting room counter..