Friday, April 6, 2018

Food Friday: A Visit to Sonoma's Three Sticks Wines

Three Sticks Wines 143 West Spain Street Sonoma, CA 

As you know, wine country is one of my favorite places to visit. It's a short drive from the city - just an hour north and you feel as though you've really escaped into a calming retreat. This February, I had a chance to head back up just after my birthday for a wonderful treat - I had the pleasure of visiting Sonoma's Three Sticks Wines for the first time. It was a beautiful day in wine country, with the mustard flowers in full bloom and the sun shining from up above. Arriving on the Three Sticks Wine property only added to the day. I visited, alongside some other wine-lovers to experience Three Stick's food and wine pairing, in partnership with the girl & the fig. The wines, especially the roseé, really stole the show. Typically, I never really leave tastings ready to instantly buy a bottle, because I'm so indecisive. However, after my tasting with Three Sticks, I immediately pulled out my credit card to take home a bottle of their Casteñada rosé. Sadly, it won't be released until later this spring (only $40!!), so my loss is your gain because I didn't wipe them out and you still have a chance to get some for yourself!

After the jump, take a look at the gorgeous Three Sticks Wines property and learn more about its rich history!

All Three Sticks photos thanks to Elise Aileen Photography. Bathroom photo, mine 😂

The boutique family-owned winery was founded in 2002. It's named for the owner William S. Price III's surfing nickname, "Billy Three Sticks." For those who haven't been, photos really don't do it justice. The property was originally built by Captain Salvador Vallejo, brother of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the Comandante of the northern territory of Mexico (modern-day Sonoma). It's an Adobe-style home that was converted into what is now the Three Sticks Winery property. The space, which was purchased in 2012, oozes of natural history and, truthfully, it felt as if we were in the desert (so, an escape within an escape!). San Francisco-based designer, Ken Fulk designed the interior of the Adobe and his delightful charm is felt within. I spent a good 10-12 minutes in the bathroom alone trying to take a selfie that would do justice to Fulk's beautiful design.

During our tasting, we experienced five wines paired alongside bites to complement by girl and the fig. We enjoyed two whites and three reds. For the wine geeks, Three Sticks' estate vineyards include Durell, One Sky, William James, Gap's Crown and Walala. Their appellations include Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Moon Mountain District. Many of their wines are solely sold on the property, but who doesn't love a reason to visit? If you're interested in a food and wine pairing, pricing is $85 pp. But, if you'd rather sip on wine a three-wine tasting starts at $40 pp. Because of the intimate nature of the Adobe, it's highly recommended you schedule an appointment in advance of your visit. Should you happen to make one, please let them know I sent you! But, advance warning: get ready to sign up for their wine club, because it's just too good of a deal to pass up!


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