Love this. I don’t know how often I’ve encouraged winemakers to explore red/white blends or co ferments. Here’s a couple brave enough to make a Sangiovese/Friulano!
Photos by Steve Mort
When you imagine California wine country, you probably don’t picture the Sonoma County town of Forestville.
It’s less than half an hour west of bustling Santa Rosa and the same distance south of upscale Healdsburg, but Forestville feels a world apart. Its downtown main street is only about three blocks long, hosting a handful of casual restaurants, a strip mall with a coffee shop and a laundromat, a county park with a friendly cat, a hardware store, a pharmacy, and a gas station.
Forestville cat welcoming me to town
There are also a few tasting rooms on Forestville’s main drag, but RYME Cellars is not one of them.
In this installment of Hidden Wine Country, I venture off the main street to a simple tasting room at the terminus of a dead-end road. I step inside what used to be RYME’s production facility (scroll down for…
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