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Brutocao Cellars

7000 Hwy. 128
Philo, CA 95466
(707) 895-2152

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Complimentary Tasting
  Tours by Appointment
  restaurant and six competition Bocce Ball courts
Price Range:   $14 to $38 per bottle
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   600 acres
  15,000 cases

Brutocao Cellars Description

Brutocao Cellars has two tasting rooms: their redwood barn storefront facility in the bucolic Anderson Valley, and their large downtown Hopland tasting room and winery.

With family winemaking roots in Italy, the winery specializes in red wines, especially Merlot and Zinfandel. The distinctive Lion of St. Mark logo is the winery symbol found on all their labels, and represents the family traditions of winemaking and quality work. The Brutocao family has been producing wine in the area for more than 25 years.

Inside the redwood barn structure is a spacious tasting room with tall ceilings, a nice gift shop, and a circular tasting counter with a stainless steel top. There is an inviting picnic spot on their covered patio.

The Hopland facility is located in the Schoolhouse Plaza on the site of the old Hopland High School. It has an extensive gift shop, a restaurant and six competition bocce ball courts.

The winemaker intensifies the fruit flavors of the grapes by fermenting in small lots. Many of their red wines are unfiltered and unfined, which ensures that they retain all their full, rich character. The use of practices such as punching down the cap by hand, using whole-berry fermentation for reds and whole-cluster pressing for white wines, also contributes to the flavor nuances.

Brutocao produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel port. Other offerings include Italian varietals Primitivo, Sangiovese, Barbera and some red and white blends.

Brutocao Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Country Charm
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Food Available
Picnic Sites
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Brutocao Cellars Reviews

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A special tasting room
mikesq, Marshfield
This was another great stop in Hopland. They had a large, open tasting room with great hosts. We spent quite a bit of time here tasting and talking. We arrived during the Mednocino Crab and Wine festival so many wineries, including this one were doing wine tasting.

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meddec7, Vacaville
This is a wonderful experience. Their staff is very friendly, and knowledgeable. We have been many times and will return. We especially enjoy when they do comparison tasting of same vintage and year but different vineyards. A truly awesome experience.

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Merlot Excellence
shannon1, Los Angelas
The wine tasting stations at this winery were absolutely marvelous. It is a place where I would come again and again. The people there were all nice and friendly about their wines while being open for any and all questions. The people here are really passionate about their product. If you go here you need to try the Merlot. It has excellent flavor and would be perfect with just about any meal, or even just a casual drink with your friends.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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