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Cartograph: Our Journey In Wine
Great wine takes you places. It takes you to the region where the grapes grew, to the time and place where you first tasted that wine, and conjures memories of sharing wine with friends and family.
Cartograph is itself a destination, a road map and a journey. That journey is represented in the imagery that adorns the Cartograph label. Look closely and you’ll see where we’ve been, where our paths have crossed and the circumstances of several careers and experiences that defined who we are, how we think, how a passion for great wine was instilled within us and, finally, how Cartograph was created.
When you enjoy a Cartograph wine, our journeys come together. Where were you when you had your first taste of Cartograph? Where were you when a glass of wine truly captured your attention? Where is your favorite wine from? Share your stories with us and join our growing community of wine lovers at Cartograph.
Becoming a Cartograph Circle member will give you exclusive access to our wines and the very tiny lots that are only released to the Circle members. To see all the benefits and start your Circle membership CLICK HERE.
What's happening in February?
It's a month that is full of anticipation for us. We kick off the month with bottling the 2014 Gewürztraminer, the 2014 Riesling, and the 2013 Sangiovese. We'll be in Booneville pouring for the Alsace festival. The long weekend in the middle of the month brings a great Winemaker Tasting focused on a Floodgate Vineyard Vertical. Come by the tasting room and meet our two new Cartograph team members, Andy and Anna. We spend the rest of the month focusing getting ready for our Chicago adventure in early March. It'll be a great month, hope you can come visit us or follow our journey online.
We're focusing on smaller, more intimate tasting events for 2015. We hope you can join us!
March 2: Cartograph Circle Tasting, Chicago, IL
March 3: Sonoma in the City, Chicago , IL more details
March 7: Perli Vineyard Vertical, Healdsburg, CA more details
March 20: Pigs & Pinot Grand Tasting, Healdsburg, CA more details
March 22: Pass the Pigs Olympics, Healdsburg, CA more details
Curious about the rest of the year? More details here
Visit Our Tasting Room
Our tasting room just celebrated it's first year open! We spotlight masterfully crafted cool-climate Pinot noir (from both the nearby Russian River Valley and the remote Mendocino Ridge) and Alsace-style whites, by the glass/bottle or on tap—a first for Healdsburg. No reservations are needed for the signature tasting at the tasting room bar. If your party is more than 6 people, please contact us for a reservation.
- Location: 340 Center St., Healdsburg (half a block north of the plaza)
- Hours: 12 - 6:30pm daily
- Telephone: 707.433.8270
- Learn more on Yelp and Trip Advisor
We're excited to unveil more Winemaker Tastings for 2015. Alan will be adding more Floodgate and Perli vineyard verticals given the great fun we had with them this past winter. He has also launched one of his favorite tastings: Inside Pinot. Later this spring we'll roll out a comparative in-depth tasting of the Mendocino Ridge vs Russian River Valley Pinot.
For our Circle members beyond California, we'll be bringing a winemaker tasting to Chicago inMarch and to the Twin Cities in April.
Hope you can join us for one of these tastings!
Wines Released in 2014
We focus exclusively on two superb AVAs - the Russian River Valley and Mendocino Ridge. All of our wines are vineyard designates with the exception of our one blend: the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
- 2012 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir, 191 cases produced
- 2012 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir, 113 cases produced
- 2012 Mariah Vineyard Pinot Noir, 112 cases produced
- 2012 Roma's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 119 cases produced
- 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 169 cases produced
- 2012 Upton Vineyard Sangiovese, 39 cases produced (Circle exclusive)
- 2013 Greenwood Ridge Dry Riesling , 118 cases produced
- 2013 Floodgate Vineyard Dry Gewürztraminer, 180 cases produced