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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.

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Times of transition

The Floodgate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley was sold in 2014 and the name did not remain with the vineyard property so we are now debuting the 2014 Starscape Vineyard Gewürztraminer. Starscape Vineyard is the new name for the former Floodgate Vineyard effective with our 2014 vintages. We'll release the last Floodgate vintage, the 2013 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir in fall and then going forward, it will be Starscape Vineyard.

From the Winemaker: Vineyard Update

It looks like we made it through frost season without any issues and pretty much everywhere is through bloom with no significant rain. We had some really windy days so we'll see if that limited pollination on some exposed blocks but I don't expect it. So, here we go out to the vineyards to get our first look at cluster counts and what we can expect of this year's crop. It's always a fun time because we can actually start planning the rest of our year. This is a baby Pinot cluster at Starscape Vineyard. To give it perspective, the bigger berries are a little bigger than a BB. - Alan

 

2015 Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us!  

June 16: Winemaker Tasting: Inside Pinot  details

June 27: Passport to Pinot  details

July 18: Wine'd Up details

Curious about the rest of the year?  More details here

Our Stories

 

Visiting Our Tasting Room

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 - 6:30 pm daily 
  • Telephone: 707.433.8270
  • Learn more on Yelp and Trip Advisor

Bottles and fermentations 

    

New Releases for May 2015

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.  We released four new wines this month:

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