Medlock Ames Winery
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Key Info

  • No appointment necessary.
  • Hours: 10am-4:30pm
  • A Healdsburg address and located in Alexander Valley. 
  • Two tasting flight options:
  • Signature Tasting Flight $15 includes 4 small lot wines. 
  • Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing $25.
  • Dog Friendly outside.
  • Kid friendly too. 
  • Bocce Ball court.
  • Several picnic tables and many are shaded.
  • Feels like you are in the countryside.
  • A favorite stop for road bikers. 
  • Organically farmed vineyards. 
  • Variety Of Wine Options: Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Red Bordeaux Blends, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, estate bottled olive oil, and preserves.
  • Wines range from $25-$95. 
  • Average cost $48 per bottle.
Medlock Ames Tasting Room

 

You May Not Know

  • The Medlock Ames tasting room property has been a neighborhood fixture since the early 1900s. 
  • It used to be known as the Alexander Valley Store and Bar.
  • Just outside the tasting room is an edible garden. 
  • On the day I visited it was HOT!
  • Fresh mint from the garden was steeping in ice cold water.  Delish!
  • I've only been to the tasting room.
  • I had no idea Medlock Ames had a seprate ranch called Bell Mountain. 
  • Bell Mountain Estate ranch stretches from Alexander Valley in the north to Russian River Valley in the south and borders Chalk Hill.
  • You can take a $40 tours with the winemaker up at the ranch.  Estate wines are poured and a local cheese plate is served. 
  • The Medlock Ames vineyards are farmed organically with no insecticides, chemical fertilizers or herbicides.
Medlock Ames Alexander Valley
  • I find it fun that many of my local friends have at one point or another worked at Medlock Ames.
  • I'm sad that the beloved Alexander Valley Bar attached to the tasting room is closed.
  • So many memories at this bar. 
  • Watching the spectacular sunset.  
  • Sunday concerts with the best food trucks.
  • My friends and I feel a bit lost without our favorite bar meeting spot. 
Medlock Ames Summer Concerts

Sheila's Recommendation

  • Have you heard of @sonomagrapegirl on Instagram?
  • She's another Sonoma wine lover!
  • You can spot her on the Medlock Ames insta/fb account. 
  • She interviews Ames for a video series called, 'Ask Ames.'
  • Followers send in their questions about wine, wine making and Ames, winemaker, answers.
  • Bring a picnic from nearby Jimtown Store and enjoy a lovely day here.  
Medlock Ames Edible Garden
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