Sonoma’s Incredible Three Sticks Wines Adobe
Three Sticks Wines Adobe Tasting Room is quite possibly the most unique, charming, and memorable tasting room experience I have ever had. This is because of the rich history found within the Adobe property. It was restored by Proprietor Bill Price (if his name rings a bell, it may be because he also owns Kistler, Gary Farrel, and is an investor in Lutum Wines amongst other brands). Bill collaborated with renowned designer Ken Fulk on creating one of the most unique, stunning designs in California’s Wine Country. After you see these pictures and visit you will certainly understand what I mean…
This is what I look like when I’m visiting Three Sticks Wines and beyond in heaven!
Background and History of the Adobe
Three Sticks Wines’ website does a great job sharing the background and history of the Adobe. “Constructed by Captain Salvador Vallejo, infamous brother of beloved General Mariano Vallejo, in 1842, the historic Vallejo–Casteñada Adobe is the longest-occupied residence in Sonoma and one of the town’s few remaining buildings from California’s Mexican Period. Over the years, the Adobe has had a number of owners and configurations. First, in December 1947, Gregory & Harriet Jones purchased the property, which they called ‘La Casita,’ and launched into a major restoration. Then, Mrs. Jones’ estate sold the Adobe to her dear friends Robert & Leslie Demler in 1997 who meticulously cared for the building for the next 15 years. Finally, Bill & Eva Price purchased the Adobe from the Demlers to build Three Sticks Wines in November 2012, 170 years after its original construction.”
The storeroom used for private events, tastings, and pick up parties!
Views from the interior of the storeroom.
Me and winemaker Ryan Prichard. Learn more about Three Sticks Wines Winemaker Ryan here from our interview together.
Wine & Food Tasting Experience
This was the lineup of wines for my first Wine & Food tasting experience. It’s hard to say which were my favorite as I really loved every single one we tasted. However, the Chardonnay that is sourced from Durell Vineyards is probably my favorite. I’m a sucker for Durell Vineyards which I first learned about Durell through Bill’s various brands, including Lutum Wines (another fabulous California Winery based in Santa Barbara County making amazing Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs), as well as another Sonoma favorite, Dunstan Wines, also located on the Durell Vineyards property.
There’s nothing like incredible wines paired with delicious cheese & charcuterie. I recommend doing the Food & Wine pairing which is $85 per person. The food comes from the El Dorado Kitchen and it really makes for a lovely and delicious experience.
Thanks to Three Sticks Wines for hosting me during my Food & Wine Pairing at the Adobe.
Select photos courtesy of Elise Aileen Photography & Three Sticks Wines