Bucher Wines

Key Info

  • I was invited by Emily Martin Events who planned and organized the event with Bucher Wines.

  • My day started at their Windsor tasting room and then followed up with a lunch at Bucher Farms.

  • I've never felt more like a 'Wine Queen' then I did this day!

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  • John and Diane Bucher are proprietors of Bucher Wines.

  • A boutique family owned winery.

  • Bucher Farm and vineyard is located in the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley near Healdsburg.

  • A 38 acre sustainable vineyard planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

  • Wine production and tastings are located 7 miles south of Healdsburg at Grand Cru Custom Crush in Windsor.

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  • Grand Cru Custom Crush is a one-stop-shop for premier wines.

  • Wineries such as Bucher Wines, Smith Story, Black Kite Cellars to name a few, make and showcase their wines at this brand new facility.

  • Appointment only tastings.

  • $25 per person and waived with a $100 purchase.

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  • Are you a lover of quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé?

  • Yes?!?! Me too. I have no doubt that Bucher Wines will be your new favorite.

  • 100% Estate Fruit

  • Winemaker: Adam Lee

  • Adam is a Pinot Noir specialist and considered one of California's top winemakers.

  • Bucher was selected by Pierre DuMont of the Piedmont Post as one of the top Pinot Noirs at the 2017 Pinot Days in San Francisco.

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  • Bucher prides themselves in offering high quality wines at an accessible price point.

  • Between $25-$65

  • I suggest joining their Founder's Select Wine Club.

  • Why?

  • Very limited wine production and seriously INCREASING DEMAND for their wine.

  • Why wouldn't you want first dibs?

  • Bucher is sold in select markets and restaurants; check their website for locations.

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You May Not Know

  • Bucher Farm and Winery has a LONG and fascinating history.

  • The family lineage includes Joe and Annemarie.

  • Swiss immigrants who started a dairy farm in Russian River Valley in the 50’s.

  • Their son, John, now operates the 360 acre certified organic dairy business with 700+ cows.

  • For the past 25 years John has also grown grapes on the original homestead.

  • Bucher sources grapes to some of your most coveted and notable Sonoma County Wineries:

  • Merry Edwards, Williams Selyem, Ramey and En Route.

  • In 2011 the Bucher family started making their own wine.

  • J. Bucher Wines launched in 2013.

  • John uses organic compost from the Bucher Dairy Farm as a protective mulch for the vines.

  • Many nutrients from the compost ensure the best fruit for wine making. Thank you, cows.

  • John picks the fruit earlier than other growers to create a somewhat lighter, elegant wine.

Bucher Winery
  • I had the pleasure of meeting both John and Diane Bucher at the event.

  • What a sweet couple with such a passion for their wines.

  • John's wife, Diane Bucher, is an absolute joy. Always smiling and ready for a laugh.

  • She left her career in textiles to work full time as owner and ambassador of Bucher wines.

  • When making appointments, you'll most likely get the pleasure of talking to Diane.

Sheila's Recommendation

  • First, visit Bucher at Grand Cru.

  • Be sure to tell them I sent you and they'll treat you to something special!

  • Get your hands on a bottle of the:

  • 2015 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir. My personal favorite.

  • Black cherry, plum, earthy, spice, and a velvet finish.

  • I'm also blown away by how Bucher Wines are truly amazing when paired with food.

  • See the pics below to get some Bucher food pairing ideas.

A HUGE thank you to the Bucher's for inviting me over for a tasting AND for serving me the most exquisite lunch.

Dining with them, at their property, felt like something out of a Diane Keaton or Meryl Streep....Nancy Meyers movie.  

I will never forget petting their sweet, new born cow.  What a beauty.

For more information and to book an appointment visit: BUCHER WINERY

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