When I think of Lambert Bridge I think of stunning wine country ambiance for each season.
A crackling fireplace inside the tasing room.
A Christmas Tree that puts Martha Stewart to shame.
Boughs of evergreen hang from wooden banisters.
Purple wisteria blooms.
A covered walkway leads to the tasting room and drips with wisteria.
A meticulously manicured outdoor grass area.
Lambert Bridge itself has this rustic, cabin, English countryside vibe.
Many of the trees on the Lambert Property burst with fall colors.
Cost per tasting at the bar is $30.
Tasting is waived with a purchase of 6 bottles.
A Seated tasting in the barrel room is $40 (requires appointment)
$75 Tasting Fee if you want to sit in the intimate cellar room.
Wines range from $30-$80
Guests are welcome to use picnic grounds.
You don't even need to do a tasting to use the picnic grounds. Lambert Bridge does ask that you buy wine. They recommend one bottle for every 2 people.
Consider reserving a table.
Lambert Bridge is a very desirable place to wine-taste in Dry Creek Valley.
My friend, Tina, the blond in the middle of the pic above...
She LOVES Chardonnay and refers to it as Chardzies.
Tina, my expert Chardzies drinker, approves HIGHLY of this wine.
Lambert Bridge has a wide variety of wines for every palate.
Sauv Blanc, Chards, Viognier, ZIN, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Malbec, Cab.
I think I even saw a rosé, which came out this year!
Very dog friendly.
Allowed inside the tasting room and in the picnic area.
I THINK they even have a dog bed in the tasting room to keep animals cozy.
You may see a dog curled up by the huge Lambert Bridge Fireplace.
Social Media Worthy
SO MANY PHOTO opportunities at Lambert.
First, let me say that the Lambert Bridge Instagram account is fabulous.
If you are looking for wine country eye candy be sure to give them a follow.
As I mentioned above, visit Lambert during every season to capture the true beauty of Sonoma County wine country.
Many people love posing by the vintage cars out front of Lambert.
Feel Good Vibes
This entire post goes out to my friend Aaron Hitt!
He's the main reason I wanted to feature Lambert Bride in 100 Wineries in 100 Days.
Aaron worked at Lambert before he had to move down to LA. BOOOOO!
He's the one standing and leaning in towards the table in the pic below.
A group of friends visiting him at work for a tasting.
Aaron always spoke so highly of Lambert and really considers everyone he worked with family.
When Aaron won Mr. Healdsburg...
You are probably wondering what the heck is 'Mr. Healdsburg'???
Healdsburg is the cutest little town and every February they had a male beauty pageant competition to raise money for the Raven Theater.
Aaron won in 2017!
Lambert Bridge supports their local community and LOVED the fact one of their own employees took the crown.
Wine Nerd Facts
Dry Creek Valley is known for Zin.
Lambert Bridge focuses less on Zin and more on Bordeaux varieties.
Usually it is Napa Valley that comes to mind when you think of Bordeaux focus.
The Bordeaux region is located on the central coast of western France where the Gironde River empties into the Atlantic. This region is split in two sections. The Right Bank is the northern bank of the river, which produces mostly Merlot-based blends. The Left Bank is the southern side of the River that produces blends comprised of mostly, if not all, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The red wines of Bordeaux are usually blends of two or more of five grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Often people refer to these varieties as THE DARK SIDE.
Deep red wines.
Wine Club? Fun Events?
Looks like following Lambert Bridge on Facebook is a great way to find out what events they have coming up.
Every October Lambert Bridge has a Annual Harvest Celebration.
They also do a Chef Series once a month June-September.
They describe the event as: An intimate food and wine pairing experience offering our guests a seasonally-themed menu of locally grown ingredients prepared by a Sonoma County chef paired with Lambert Bridge wines.
They also have a Summer Party and Holiday Party where they close the winery and only wine club members are allowed.
Below is a picture of me at the Passport To Dry Creek Valley event at Lambert Bridge.
Passport is really the main event Lambert does that is open to the public.
How cute is the Vino-A-Go-Go little trailer they had at the event this year?!?!?
A mobile wine bar pouring some Lambert Sauv Blanc!
Sheila's Tasting Notes
Aaron doesn't work for Lambert Bridge anymore.
I remember I babysat his dogs while he was on a trip and my rewards was a couple bottles of Lambert wine.
I guess I'll have to head up to the winery more often.
I really like the sign on the back of the Lambert Bridge Vintage truck.
Smile, there's wine!
Lambert Bridge Wine pairs best with beautiful seasons and a HUGE smile!