Lewis and Clark adventure
That explorer feeling.
I thought I'd seen most of what Sonoma County has to offer...
Definitely not the case.
Turn off of Dry Creek Road.
Drive down a looooooooooooooooong oak tree lined path.
Giddy with anticipation.
Am I lost? This doesn't seem right.
The magical wine tasting land of Reeve Wines.
I stepped out of my car, first reaction, awe.
I can't believe this type of winery exists in Sonoma County?!?!?!
It's so tucked away.
A wine tasting paradise filled with:
Vineyard views to reach out and touch.
Crazy goats and chickens.
A shaded European like terrace.
Decor and design straight out of Architectural Digest.
The most laid-back, attentive and knowledgeable staff.
I hate to be crass BUT...
This winery is a Pinterest/Instagram lovers wet dream:
White and clean lines
Twinkle string lights
Grand wooden doors
Marble bathroom countertop with gorgeous tile.
I need to stop.
I'm officially gushing ; ) WITH interior design/decor LOVE!
Oh, and I can't forget the music!
Noah (winemaker and owner) along with his wife, Kelly (mastermind behind hospitality and experience) create the most epic Spotify Playlists.
Reeve Wines has their own mellow soundtrack.
I found myself Shazam-ing several songs.
Maybe one day they will share the link to the Reeve Wines Spotify playlist.
Music and wine are a perfect pairing.
$35 per a tasting.
This fee is NOT waived with wine purchase.
Keep in mind, this is a small production winery with exceptional wines.
Pay the tasting fee.
You will not be disappointed.
Tasting fee includes the most delectable charcuterie plate (more about that later)
Wines range from $30 to $85 per bottle.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Open seven days a week 11am-5:00pm
I can't emphasize enough...
Think ahead and make an appointment.
Leave about an hour and a half during your day of wine tasting to really enjoy Reeve.
5 wines to taste.
The charcuterie plate had this mind-blowing, melt in your mouth, whipped ricotta yumminess.
Everything from the food to the wine is bright, elegant, and flawless.
If money was no option, I would buy cases of the Reeve 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.
At $85 a bottle, it is a bit out of my price range.
Heck, if money was no option I would buy every single wine I tasted.
The pinots were superb.
I went home with 2 bottles of 2017 Prism Riesling out of Mendocino County.
Riesling gets a bad reputation for being SUPER SWEET!
Not the case with Reeve's more dry Riesling.
I NEVER think to drink Riesling.
Turns out it is very versatile food pairing wine.
Tropical layers with hints of papaya and guava.
450 cases of this Riesling are produced.
All stainless steel and no oak.
Light and crisp.
Official summer drinking wine of 2018!
I get the sense you can bring your dog and sit on the patio.
Social Media Worthy
No filters or super fancy edits needed.
Around every corner is a magazine worthy shot.
Feel Good Vibes
So many feel good vibes at Reeve.
First, the wine is named after their first born son, Reeve.
Second, Noah and Kelly are very committed to the local community.
As both a couple and as human beings they are incredibly grounded and giving.
After the recent Sonoma County fires, they went into helping mode.
Instantly, putting a fundraiser together.
Their goal was $20,000
The fundraiser picked up steam on social media.
$220,000 ended up being raised for Wine Country fire relief!
Wine Nerd Facts
I stumbled upon this video that I think showcases Noah, his winemaking philosophy and Reeve Wines perfectly!
Have a watch:
Wine Club? Fun Events?
I want to join Reeve's wine club sooooooooooooooooo bad!
Reeve is committed to being a small production winery.
No grocery store or massive distribution.
Wine Club members have first dibs on coveted allocations.
Wine Club members have access to the Villa.
The Villa sits up on the property's hillside and is a vacation rental.
4 bedrooms, 3 bath, pool, wine cave, view of a lifetime, ultimate oasis!
A rustic wood burning oven is on property for lots of cooking explorations.
They recently hosted a wood burning taco event for the spring pickup party.
Follow Reeve on Facebook/Instagram to stay up to date on events.
Sheila's Tasting Notes
Honestly, I don't know if I'm cool enough for Reeve Wines.
I've tried my entire life to embody a more chill, casual, effortless, hip, Reeve-like vibe.
Instead, I'm always more of the quirky, neon pink, awkward, bull in a china shop kinda gal.
I question if Reeve is out of my league.
A hip brand that is everything I wish I could be but fall short.
There's that hashtag I see going around: #relationshipgoals
The hashtag is used anytime a couple is captured doing something SO CUTE and totally Instagram worthy.
Maybe Reeve Wines is my #winegoals
Maybe for a brief second, when I drink and savor Reeve Wine, I can embody that piece of my soul that so desperately wants to be a cool kid.
Opening a bottle of Reeve Wines is completely satisfying.
All the guilt that I'm not a perfect yoga practitioner, vegan, daily meditating, green juice drinking human goes out the window.
For a moment in time...
When I share Reeve with my friends...
When I visit the Reeve magical place...
When I uncork a bottle...
I have arrived.