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Esterlina Vineyards

1200 Holmes Ranch Road
Philo, CA 95466
(707) 895-2920

Tasting:   Open daily by appointment
Complimentary Tasting
5% off 6-11 bottles, 15% off case
  Tours by Appointment
  Best Views of the Valley
Price Range:   $18 to $40 per bottle
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   400 acres
  6000 cases
Winery Dog:   Morris (the cat)

Esterlina Vineyards Description

The Anderson Valley is a pastoral wooded basin surrounded by mountains, hillside vineyards and a couple dozen wineries. It would be hard to imagine a more perfect hillside location than that of Esterlina Vineyards and Winery.

Off the highway near Philo and up a path past redwood trees, creeks and ranches is the entrance to Esterlina and its unique winery setting. There are two older individual dwellings that serve as tasting room and winery. Each two-story building has a lovely balcony that sits out over their vineyard and has stunning unobstructed views of the Anderson Valley. With wonderful hospitality, visitors are treated to a sit-down wine-tasting experience. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, simple indoor facilities are also available.

“Quietly making wines that are too good to ignore” is their tag line at this
family-owned and operated estate winery. The Sterling family has extensive vineyards in Alexander Valley, the Russian River Valley, in the highlands at Cole Ranch, and their own 15-acre vineyard at the winery. They produce Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and a port. Call for an appointment.

Esterlina Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
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Breathtaking views and wine
ifly250, Ft. Myers
I came here with my wife after being directed to the winery by a winemaker down at Golden Eye. Though missing the exit multiple times, we ventured up the windy dirt road (kind of felt like the Pike's Peak Challenge!), and eventually made it to the top of the ridge, where we found the tiny, charming Esterlina Winery. We were greeted by the proprietor of the estate, and even though he seemed to be in the middle of a private tasting, he graciously welcomed us to the group. The tasting room is actually an open-air tasting on his desk overlooking the entire Anderson Valley. We took about 20 pictures and sipped some great wines, notably some awesome Pinots. Though we didn't buy any wine this time, the view and delicious wine contributed to a truly memorable experience.

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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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