Roshambo Winery
23570 Arnold Drive (Hwy 121) [see web site for mailing address]
Sonoma, CA, 95476

707-473-0573, Fax
Facebook: Roshambo Winery

Varietals or blends: | Chardonnay | Grenache | Merlot | Petite Syrah | Pinot Noir | Rose | Sauvignon Blanc | Syrah | Viognier | Zinfandel |

Tasting: 11am - 5pm, Mon., Thu.-Sun; other days by appointment - Fee: $5 per person, waived with purchase

From the web site: "Roshambo Winery was born of the simple idea that serious wines became, well, a little too serious. It's the brainchild of maverick Wine Hero Naomi Brilliant, granddaughter of the late and great Sonoma County grape grower, Frank Johnson. Our small, independent winery was named after the West Coast slang for the ancient children's game, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," and with our annual RPS Tournaments, Pirate Proms and Roshambustops, we like to think we are fighting for fun in a winey world...

Buut... it's important to note that while we take pride in our storied history of creative branding, we know that it's what's inside the bottle that really counts. We have to appeal to your palates and senses as much as your spirit. Because no matter how slickly we package the stuff, we know we can't pull the wool over the oenophile's eyes... nor can we lure the beer and booze set to the Other Side of the Vine with a bogey in the bottle. The whole point of this adventure was to welcome a new crowd of people to the party - Gen-Xers , Boomers, Millenials and Unidentifiables alike - by providing a disarmingly fun context in which to encounter serious wine. Our offerings have been fortunate enough to catch critical praise - most recently, in Wine Enthusiast's March '08 Buying Guide (FJV Syrah: 93 Points, Reverend Zinfandel: 92 Points, "Rock" Rhone Blend: 90 Points). Though... we don't think you should buy a wine just because so and so says so."

Personal comments: If wine snobbery turns you off, and you insist on having fun with wine, then you can't go wrong with this place. Greared toward a young and hip crowd, Roshambo sets the pace for any winery aiming for this demographic. Old fogies like me are welcome, but we have to check our staid ways at the door, and that's just fine by me.