Eager to delve deeper into our small production wines, experience Cartograph wines with a special tasting guided by our winemaker, Alan Baker. These tastings must be reserved in advance and happen at the tasting room in downtown Healdsburg. We are happy to schedule tastings for groups of 4 to 10 people, if you are looking for a special tasting for you and your friends.
Vineyard Vertical Tastings
Please join our winemaker, Alan Baker, in a four year vertical tasting of the Starscape Vineyard in the Russian River Valley or the Perli Vineyard in Mendocino Ridge. Alan will talk about the viticultural practices used at the vineyard and walk you through his winemaking decisions for each vintage. This tasting is $65 per person and lasts one hour.
This unique tasting focuses on the evolution of Cartograph wine from grape to glass. If you've ever visited us during harvest, you know that Alan always has a small batch of something percolating on the bar. You might get a taste of Pinot juice from a sample that was taken in the vineyard that morning, or a fermentation that is just taking off at the winery. The reactions we get are almost always ones of surprise that what is in the glass will eventually become an amazingly complex and graceful wine.
When Alan started sugar sampling the grapes this past summer, he saved the juice samples and froze them. He has now created a new tasting experience called “Inside Pinot” that lets visitors sample along as he gives a verbal and visual tour of how Pinot Noir is made. We taste juice samples as well as current releases and library wines from Cartograph.
This tasting is $90 per person and lasts about 1.5 hours.
Estate Vineyard Walk
Join our winemaker, Alan Baker, at the Cartograph Estate and take a walking tour through the vineyard. In each block you will taste clone specific Pinot noir as Alan discusses his approach to farming the vineyard. We'll wrap up the tasting on the patio with a taste of the Cartograph Estate Pinot Noir and small bites. The tour lasts about 2 hours. Contact Serena directly to arrange this (firstname.lastname@example.org).