Mounts Family Winery
I can't quite put my finger on why this place reminds me of Oregon.
Oregon is my happy place.
My mom is the oldest of 7 siblings and all my aunts, uncles and cousins live in Oregon. We drive to Oregon at least once a year.
When I arrived at Mounts, I felt like I was at a winery in Oregon.
Maybe it was the green rolling Dry Creek Valley hills that reminded me of the emerald green Oregon landscape.
Maybe it was the vintage truck that reminded me of something my Cousin Drew would tinker on in his garage.
Maybe it was Richard Mounts blue overhauls. My Grandpa's farmer friend wore the same type overhauls.
Maybe it's the decorations at the winery. So cute! Mounts Winery decor gives me this rustic, Hobby Lobby, Pinterest, Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper type feel. Reminds me of my Aunt Rene and how she adorably decorates her house.
Maybe it's the fact that the winery is 3 generations family owned. My Oregon family is also so tight knit.
Regardless, the ambiance of this winery is like visiting family, visiting best friends.
I talked to Lana Mounts and felt like I had known her for years.
There's that catch phrase from Shane Company commercials, "Now YOU have a friend in the diamond business."
I feel that should apply to Mounts: "Now you have a friend in the wine business."
$10 Per Person for a tasting.
Tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase.
Wines range from $30 to $45 per bottle.
Open Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00pm
Appointment needed Monday-Friday
I visited for Passport To Dry Creek event. I would love to go back and have more of a private wine tour experience.
Mounts 2015 Grenache.
It's a family owned farm; of course there are winery dogs frollicking around!
Social Media Worthy
Loads of cute photo ops.
Snap pics over by the tree filled with hanging picture frames.
Snap pics with the Dry Creek Valley View in the background.
Feel Good Vibes
To stumble upon a TRUE working family farm in Sonoma County is a rare gift.
Mounts Winery showcases a long line of heritage and history.
From raising sheep and farming prunes in 1946, to planting grapes in the 60's, to now 90 acres of planted vineyards...this winery has evolved with heart and soul.
Mounts has the mindset that being stewards to the land is critical.
In a world where everything is corporate, mass produced, and where family values seem secondary to money/growth potential...I crave Mounts.
Mounts wine is steeped in 65 YEARS of Sonoma County family farming.
Wine Nerd Facts
See the beautiful view down below?
Lana Mounts, the fabulous wife to David Mounts, winemaker, tells a story of how David had an unfortunate run-in with poison oak!
To get this spectacular view for visitors David sacrificed cutting through poison oak.
Only a true wine lover would take one for the team just to make the tasting experience here even more spectacular. Thanks David!
Wine Club? Fun Events?
If I was a wine club member, would it make me an OFFICIAL honorary member of the Mounts family? Yes? Than sign me up!
Having an urban farm is so IN right now.
People are getting chickens in their backyard and want that farmer life vibe.
Ain't nobody got time for that!!!
I want to be a wine club member so I can be part of a farm without all the hassle.
I want to be part of a farm that's delivering WINE to me.
Plus, I want access to all their very limited production wines.
AND I want access to all their fun release parities.
Mounts was one of my top favorite wineries I visited during Passport To Dry Creek. They had henna tattoos, a wine personality fortune teller, a fun band, yummy farmers market type food....based on the Passport fun, I bet being a member would be a ton of fun.
Sheila's Tasting Notes
I often daydream about what it would be like to own a winery.
In these daydreams my winery embodies a lot of what Mounts offers.
Uncorking a bottle of Mounts may be the closest I ever come to being part of this vision.
Should I take a bottle of Mounts to my Oregon Family?
I think I will. That's what wine is all about right?
Sharing a bottle and being surrounded by those you love.