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The 2018 Red Car Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was featured in Wine Spectator’s Tasting Highlights from January 4, 2021, “13 Delectable California Pinot Noirs Up to 91 Points.” Check out our review below or here’s a link to read it on Wine Spectator.
Red Car’s 2018 Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir was featured in the December 30, 2020 edition of Wine Spectator’s Insider Weekly, with a score of 93 points! You can read the review below or at Winespectator.com.
Local Breweries, Wineries, Restaurants and Stores Raise Funds for Kincade Fire Survivors, First Responders – Sonoma Magazine
“Red Car Wine in Sebastopol is donating 10 percent of their Holiday Gift Box proceeds to Corazón Healdsburg and Sonoma Family Meal, two local organizations that help support those impacted by the Kincade fire.
Thank you, @vinoforbreakfast for including Red Car’s first-ever Zephyr Farms Holiday Gift Box in your 2019 Wine Lover’s Holiday Guide! Read the full feature below.
Red Car Wine is excited to be featured in The Savvy Wine Society’s latest article, Ten Wine Brands Who Are Crushing Their Instagram Game. Read more below for the full feature. Thank you, Kristen Marie!
It’s been a busy late summer in Sonoma County, and Red Car Winery is no exception. The Sebastopol winery has just unveiled a new tasting room; introduced a new olive oil; and opens up its Zephyr Farms Vineyard in Freestone for an exclusive public tour and harvest party on September 21, 2019.
Must-try California Wine Tours including our Vineyard Tour & Tasting! Thank you for including us, Amanda Barnes & The Telegraph. Read the full article here.
Thank you Jeff Bareilles and WineTraveler.Com for this great write-up on the West Sonoma Coast, a diverse and special wine region that we call home. Thanks for including us!
Craft brews and fine wines are essential to the Outside Lands experience and it only seemed right to go to the experts to help us sift through the imbibing insanity of Beer and Wine Lands. So that’s exactly what we did. Straight from the horses’ — er, brewmasters’ and winemakers’ — mouths, here’s what you should More
“On a hot summer day, nothing quenches thirst like a Rosé from Red Car Wine.” A great article that includes our neighborhood: West Sonoma County’s Forestville and Graton. Thank you for the feature, Matt Villano & San Francisco Chronicle! Read more below.
Sebastopol is a city in Sonoma County between Bodega Bay and Santa Rosa with a small-town charm. Once primarily a plum- and apple-growing region, the area is now famous for growing wine grapes and fruit and features beautiful patchworked landscapes of orchards and vineyards and many excellent wineries. Sebastopol is packed with things to see More
Summer is officially here. What could be a better excuse to open a bottle of your favorite rosé? Thank you for the recent feature, Sonoma Magazine!
With the release of the latest rosé vintage, the tasting panel at Wine Enthusiast has had the opportunity to taste many exceptional wines. And as these pink-hued bottles start hitting the shelves across the country, the warming glow of summer will be soon to follow.
We’re showing Mom Some Extra Love this Mother’s Day! Join us on Sunday, May 12 from 10am-5pm because her wine tasting is on us. Thank you for the feature, Sonoma Magazine! Read the full feature here.
“Drinking rosé has been synonymous with warm weather, pool parties and grilling out, but rosé enthusiasts are enjoying the blush wine all year round and pairing it with all kinds of tasty cuisine. But let’s be honest, if you are a rosé enthusiast, it wouldn’t be spring or summer without indulging in a glass or More
Looking for an easy recipe to pair with your new 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir this spring or summer? ShowFood Chef from Southern California has created a Savory & Sweet Flatbread recipe that pairs perfectly with our bright and balanced 2018 Rosé. Check out the recipe below!
“Filled with history, old gardens and timeworn cottages, Graton is a Sonoma County gem. The west county village draws visitors with its famed Green Valley wineries and nationally acclaimed restaurants, just steps from one another on the block-long main street.”
Top 10 Fun & Unique Winery Experiences in Sonoma: Beyond Just Wine Tasting Red Car Wine, vineyards on the edge of the Pacific… with a focus on cool climate grapes and single vineyard wines that truly show a sense of place in the glass. The Red Car tasting room vibe is a hip and fun More
“This past Saturday, my old roomie Victoria and I drove out to Sebastopol to Red Car Wine to celebrate their Official Rosé Release Party. And, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Taking a wonderful reprieve from the rain and clouds, the sun shone warmly and it was a balmy 75F degree day: perfect More
“There are plenty of reasons to get outdoors and enjoy springtime in Sonoma. As the weather warms up, several events celebrate local food, wine, beer, nature and community.” Thank you for including Red Car’s Earth Day Forest Bathing event on Saturday, April 20! Be sure to tune in for our Facebook Live Q&A with Certified More
In west Sonoma County, Red Car Winery near Graton offers a “forest bathing” experience, in which visitors take a meditative walk in Freestone’s Zephyr Farms vineyard led by Jenny Harrow, a certified forest therapy guide. Zephyr Farms is a seven-acre property surrounded by redwoods and kissed by frequent coastal fog. It’s also where Red Car More
“The first thing we saw upon arrival to Red Car was a bottle of magnum rosè – well, that and a neon compact disc sign. This lovely tasting room has a modern design with a hint of nostalgia and it features delicious wines. We were fortunate enough to arrive at a time where it wasn’t More
Your morning visits focused on the pioneers of Pinot country; your first afternoon stop is the new generation. Step into Red Car’s eclectic-chic tasting room, grab a splash of Pinot Noir rosé, and take a breather among the San Francisco millennial set. But don’t for a second think these youngsters aren’t sipping serious stuff. Red More
How to be a Great Sonoma County Wine Tour Guide for your Holiday Guests via North Bay’s Press Democrat. Thank you for including RED CAR WINE in your West Sonoma Coast guide!
The Best Bottle of Wine to Bring to Your Best Friend’s Secret Santa Party, including RED CAR’s Rosé of Pinot Noir! Thanks for the feature, INSIDER.
October is here and with it come some serious festivals and fun. Thank you to 7×7 Magazine for including RED CAR WINE’s Happy Hour at Batch’s Showroom in San Francisco in your events calendar for the first week of October!
We are proud to be featured in the Top 11 Wineries in California on Instagram from Marketing and Social Media Expert, Shana Bull. Click more to read full feature.
Bathe in wine country “July brings warm weather and late sunsets; it’s an ideal time to experience forest bathing,” says Sharon Rooney, director of public relations at Four Sisters Inns. But it’s not the type of bathing you might be thinking of. Forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese term shinrin-yoku, is a solo or small-group nature retreat More
“In Napa and Sonoma counties, the fields are green, wildflowers abound, and wine grapes are emerging on the vines…Outdoorsy types will enjoy the forest near the vineyards of Sebastopol’s Red Car Wine Company, where a tasting follows the new ‘forest bathing’ option, a Japanese-inspired guided meditation practice.” Thank you for including Red Car Wine’s Forest More
We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored tradition called shinrin-yoku, a Japanese term that means More
Natural wines can be funky, since letting the grapes do their own thing makes taste unpredictable. “Every year is very different. Sometimes bottle to bottle is different,” Rockwell explains. Some natural bottles don’t even taste like wine, but an entire new species of drink altogether. Read a Mean Girls Broadway Star’s Rosé Recommendations including Red More
I started following Red Car Wines on Instagram a few months ago; being drawn to their beautiful labels, obviously. I can’t help it, as a graphic designer, it’s becoming clear that I choose my wines by the labels, haha! Red Car Wines resides in the stunning coastal hills of West Sonoma Coast. This rose is a blend of Sonoma More
Tasting room terraces are open and wineries are turning up the heat on summer fun. Special events include chef’s lunches and dinners, and oysters or pizza paired with premium wines. There’s something for everyone at the tasting rooms listed here. Most events require advance tickets and reservations, so call or check websites to learn the More
By all accounts, the 2015 vintage in Northern California was exceptional, but what it wasn’t? Abundant. It produced nowhere near what 2012 and 2013 did. And 2014 was a triple streak of quality and quantity in California wine.This is a sad state of affairs which got me thinking… If rosé is going to be limited, with the first of the 2015s just starting to trickle in, whose rosés should we be hoping for in anticipation of this scarce vintage? These standout producers are among those worth looking for…Both [of Red Car’s] 2013 and 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir are deliciously light and bright, super fresh in zingy acidity and juicy flavors of grapefruit, strawberry and lime.
Need ideas for what else to do when you come visit the winery in Sebastopol? Enjoy this great article by 7×7 Magazine which includes a dozen ideas of fun activities in the area and includes Red Car’s Tasting Room as a place to check out!
Wine critic Elin McCoy participates in a blind-taste test, and the panel can’t differentiate between the old world wine and the new. This article includes a great review of our 2012 Hagan Vineyard Chardonnay from Occidental.
We’ve participated with Winelands for the Outside Lands music festival for the past few years. Here is a fun article and interview that includes insight into what wineries are looking forward to as far as food, music, and wine! Sounds like the perfect bay area pairing!
This spring, pink is the new white. It’s the time of year when temperatures are finally rising and rosés are coming into bloom! Delicate, aromatic, juicy and refreshing — the profusion of pink on restaurant wine lists and retail shelves signals that rosé is having a major moment.
Before you hit the wine shop, here are some rosé rules to live by….
A discussion on upcoming Sonoma County AVA’s by North Bay Biz. ”
If the Petaluma Gap’s distinguishing characteristic is the wind, the West Sonoma Coast Vintners Association (WSCV) focuses exclusively on the westernmost portion of the Sonoma Coast, where the climate is maritime, rainfall can be above normal and daytime temperatures are typically cool. Much like the Petaluma Gap, grape varietals that grow best in these vineyards tend to be Pinot Noir and Chardonnay….”
“Every wine from Red Car was delicious, unusually delicious. It is not a winery I know much about, but it is one I look forward to getting to know better. I was especially drawn to the 2012 Ritchie Vineyard chardonnay & 2012 Hagan Vineyard Pinot. The Hagan vineyard is planted near the top of a ridge facing the Pacific. The grapes must love the view because the wine was crazy happy; it beamed with joy.
Fruit is the language of wine; it is how wine expresses itself. What I loved about Red Car is that all of their wines had something to say. They communicated in a voice unlike any other. Nothing strained; nothing was overdone. It was like a symphony hitting all the right notes at once. If these wines were a poet, they might be Terrance Hayes or Simone Muench–brilliant examples of high form marrying high fun.”
Our local newspaper, The Press Democrat, chooses our Rose of Pinot Noir for Wine of the Week! Enjoy this great review and other delicious selections for drinking pink.
This year, Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 17,500 wines from around the globe, covering myriad regions, styles and prices. Our 2013 Rose of Pinot Noir was chosen as #44 with a rating of 93 Points. Thank you Wine Enthusiast! Love the cover art…
Red Car’s Wine Enthusiast scores 2014:
93 pts. 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
92 pts. 2012 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Fort Ross-Seaview
93 pts. 2012 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview
93 pts. 2012 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2011 Zephyr Farms Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2012 Heaven and Earth Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Ronn Wiegard reviews six of our wines.
“The completeness of Carroll Kemp’s  wines…are the most fully formed I can recall.”
“Tasting of the year? Quite possibly. On the evidence in the eight bottles that we tried the future is very bright indeed for California.”
Wines That Sizzle All Summer Long – When the temperatures rise, put down the red and the white and think pink”
“Top producers harvest the grapes for rosé earlier in order to guarantee that level of acidity and vibrancy.”
“Winemaker Carroll Kemp crafts some of the industry’s most delicious wines.”
Is pink the new white? A complicated new era for rosé – Rosé has become a bit confusing these days – but it may be the most versatile wine of all
“Part of making rosé a fully respectable creature – is to put it on the table as a noteworthy bit of finery.”
“2010 Estate Vineyard Syrah – All the power of Syrah folded into a pair of ballet slippers.”