The winery structures on the estate date back to the 1880s and bear tremendous historical significance. The original stone barrel cellar, constructed by Eli Sheppard in 1887 for Madrone Vineyards, is still in use and represents a vital piece of Sonoma Valley winemaking history. In 1998, a new, state-of-the-art winery was added to the estate. Together, this blend of old and new allows our award-winning winemaking team to craft the finest wines while maintaining Valley of the Moon?s rich heritage and sense of place.
Opulent flavors highlight this classic Sonoma Chardonnay. Hints of caramelized oak and vanilla flavors make for a well-rounded Chardonnay with great balance and lingering viscosity. A glass full of lemon shortbread to the nose, this Chardonnay sips like lemon cream pie with a light touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. The finish and mid palate are bright enough to keep things refreshing.