Anyone that follows wine has heard of Banshee Wines. You have also seen me write about them quite a bit to share their awesome Healdsburg Tasting Room (read more about the tasting room here), as well as recognizing them for the past two years at Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tastings. Two of their founders, Noah & Kelly Dorrance, have launched another wine label totally different from Banshee, yet just as fabulous!!
A bit more about Noah and Kelly… Noah and Kelly are two Missouri natives who headed to the West Coast. For the past 7 years, they have been part of an incredible success story with their existing wine label Banshee Wines. Looking to add another exciting adventure to their business portfolio, Kelly and Noah Dorrance launched Reeve Wines. In this quest they have taken on Ross Cobb (Cobb Wines, Hirsch, Flowers, Williams Selyem) and Katy Wilson (LaRue, Kamen, Flowers) as partners in crime. The combination of experience, passion, and ideas among this group are palpable.
Located in Healdsburg, Reeve Wines aims to offer a creative outlet for some new varieties, sourcing new grapes and offering loyal wine lovers another fabulous option. In addition to fabulous wines, it’s one of the most picturesque settings I have been to. With a historic vintage feel to it, there is a beautiful patio where tastings are held (at least mine was), and they plan to add additional tasting in the beautiful historic-esque main building. They also have a one bedroom guest house and a four bedroom estate with the most spectacular vineyard views you can image (see below).
The beyond gorgeous patio where tastings are held.
Noah is currently still the Head Winemaker and Co-Founder of Banshee Wines by day. By night, however, he is tinkering with new ideas for Reeve Wines. He’s also a great sport about signing my wine bottles, something he’s done for years starting when I was a Banshee Wine Club member. It makes it more fun to enjoy the wine and remember the experience you had with the winemaker.
Currently, Reeve Wines is offering three different wines, a Rose of Pinot Noir, a Riesling, and a Pinot Noir. I truly enjoyed them all, which made the visit even that much more amazing!
A very interesting Riesling. It was much drier than a sweet Riesling and super crisp, light, and refreshing.
Their Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, which I enjoyed so much I bought a bottle to take home and enjoy!
Such a beautiful pink Rose, super light in flavor resembling a Provincial style Rose (my favorite kind) with Pinot Noir grapes.
Views of beautiful Healdsburg from the Reeve Wine Estate. Find out more info about renting this stunning home on Reeve Wine’s website here.
Congrats and a huge thank you to Kelly and Noah for opening up your stunning property to me. It was such a pleasure being one of your first guests and I hope to return again soon for more wine and to stay on your incredible estate.