Belden Barns A Family Owned Sonoma Gem To Know

Belden Barns Winery

Belden Barns is a brand I was first introduced to by a client, Live Fire Pizza in Napa’s Oxbow Market. I hosted a blogger event there and we were serving the Belden Barns Estate Pinot Noir to guests with the amazing Live Fire Pizza and other culinary delights. After one sip I fell in love and knew I had to connect with this brand and learn more…. I shared an Instagram of my amazing experience and Lauren of Belden Barns reached out inviting me to the winery for a visit.

Fast forward a few months and a date was set for me to visit the Sonoma Vineyard and Winery.  I planned a visit the weekend of the Santa Rosa Wine Bloggers conference, even better, I invited a few other blogger pals to join for the fun. Thank God this was as amazing, even better than I hoped, as the pressure was on bringing pals and wine experts Amy Lieberfarb of Sip on This Juice, Ryan of The Fermented Fruit, Scott of Mr. Scott Eddy, and Lisa Mattson who oversees Marketing at another Sonoma Winery I adore, Jordan Winery overseeing their fabulous blog, Wine Country Table.  See more about our incredible visit and learn about Belden Barns below. 5561 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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Arriving in style for this Sonoma weekend getaway, driving the Lexus LC 500 Hybrid. This was one of the most fun, fastest, luxurious sports cars I have ever driven. It was truly the perfect Sunday arriving to this charming Sonoma winery in these hot wheels! Thank you Lexus for partnering with me on this weekend getaway and loaning me this incredible luxurious, beautiful driving machine.

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I am such a happy girl. What’s better than a Sunday afternoon in Sonoma driving these wheels, hanging out with friends and discovering Belden Barns, a Sonoma gem I adore!

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The beautiful Belden Barns Winery views

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A warm welcome to Belden Barns with some Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine.  I also learned this Blanc to Noir is offered at one of my favorite wine bars in San Francisco, The Riddler (read more about The Riddler here).

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We tasted two Pinot Noir Wines (in addition to many more wines), both delicious however, extremely different in profile. I preferred the Estate Pinot Noir at $38 (what a steal) which was more approachable, softer and a bit fruitier vs. the Serendipity Block Pinot Noir. They were both lovely, however, the Serendipity Pinot Noir at $48 was way more Burgundian in style, very earthy, and less smooth and fruit forward than the Estate. You’re in good hands either way depending on the Pinot Noir style you prefer.

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Owner Nate walking us through the tasting. Him and his wife Lauren, are really so cool, nice and down to earth. The small business entrepreneur type you want to help succeed and grow with a great story and a fabulous product. Visit them and try their wines and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

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Picturesque views of the winery from the barn. This place is so heavenly!

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The gang of pals that joined me for the visit. Lisa Mattson or Jordan Winery (and her husband), Ryan of The Fermented Fruit, Amy of Sip on This Juice and Scott of Mr. Scott Eddy

 

 

 

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Winery tour with Lauren Belden and my favorite blogger boyfriend Ryan of The Fermented Fruit. We met in Italy on a media trip to Franciacortia, read more about our Franciacortia Wine Country adventures here

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Visiting the Belden Barns wishing tree and each sharing a wish on the tree…

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A huge thanks to Nate and Lauren Belden for the fabulous visit, opening up your winery and vineyard to me and my friends. It was a Sunday to remember and I look forward to visiting again soon!

1 Response
  • Ryan O'Hara
    November 13, 2018

    Great post, Emily! Thanks for introducing me to this fantastic Sonoma gem. Was such a great day together, we need another one soon!

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