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Ehlers Estate Winery

3222 Ehlers Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 4 pm
$10 tasting fee
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Parties of 6 or more, please call for an appointment.
  Bocce Ball Court
Price Range:   $30 to $75 per bottle
Established:   2003
Vineyards:   Farmed Biodynamically
  7000 cases
Winery Dog:   Ripley (Australian Sheperd)

Ehlers Estate Winery Description

Off the highway down a county road is Ehlers Estate Winery, a special philanthropic retreat with a 120-year-old fully restored winery. In their tasting room they pour richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.

The winery was named after Bernard Ehlers, who built the facility and made wine on the property for many years. The original 42-acre estate was divided and sold following his death. By 2003, Jean and Sylviane Leducq had purchased the individual parcels and recreated the original estate. Their goal was to produce world-class wines to support the philanthropic foundation they established, while at the same time maintaining the historic integrity of the property.

Jean and Sylviane eventually passed control of the winery over to their Leducq Foundation in Paris. The foundation funds cardiovascular research, providing $20 million to $25 million a year in grants.

The large castle-like tasting room has a high ceiling with heavy wooden beams and pillars. The tasting counter is made from old barrel staves, and the staff is attentive and relaxed. For an outdoor treat relax in their olive grove, where
100-year-old trees provide shade and country ambiance.

The vineyard is farmed using biodynamic methods and the winemaking is non-interventionist, letting the vineyard reflect its unique terroir.

Ehlers Estate Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
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Large estate, great place
Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
BIG place with a great selection. Found out they use a biodynamic method in their process. Also had to head out to the courts to play some Bocce!

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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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