Updated: Jan 8, 2022
Just on the east side edge of the city of Sonoma, you'll find a cluster of small artisan wineries that have made a home in an unexpected location here in wine country. The 8th Street Wineries are a half dozen or so winemakers that are located in a warehouse complex on 8th Street East and their annual tasting party is a blast. There's some pretty good company here for Tin Barn Vineyards including Obsidian, Enkidu, and Ty Caton.
Once inside the Tin Barn Vineyards tasting room, you're in a pleasingly modern environment that reflects Tin Barn's approach to wines. Simple, clean and comfortable. They focus on single vineyard wines with an emphasis on great quality for the price. But make no mistake, these are some tasty wines. Perennial Gold Medal winners at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition, you'll be tasting some great artisan wines.
What I like:
Great prices on Gold Medal artisan wines
Comfortable and personal tasting
Clustered in with other wine tasting venues, it's a two-fer, or three-fer
Wines they offer:
Tasting Flight of 5 wines $20 pp. Tasting fee waived with $50 purchase pp.
Make reservations online: https://www.cellarpass.com/profile/tin-barn-vineyards
21692 Eighth Street East #340, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-5430 firstname.lastname@example.org
From the winemaker -
Tin Barn Vineyards celebrates those hidden treasures that lie off map. Our wines highlight the true character of Sonoma County.
High atop the ridges of the Sonoma Coast, just off Tin Barn Road, lies a remote plot of Syrah vines. From this fog enshrouded slope, we sourced grapes for our very first wine and derived inspiration for our name. In the years since, winemaker Michael Lancaster and his business partners have made a fitting home in our own "tin barn"‚ warehouse in rural Sonoma that serves as both cellar space and tasting room. Here, we've joined with fellow artisan winemakers to form the collective known as Eighth Street Wineries. Come visit sometime! Remember, though, that a map will only get you so far.