ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards

Betsy and Bill Nachbaur’s award winning, small production, limited distribution ACORN wines (Axiom Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Medley, Sangiovese, and Heritage Vines Zinfandel) express the special character of their Alegría Vineyards in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Alegría means happiness and joy in Spanish, which perfectly describes how they hope their wines will make you feel when you taste them. The old tradition of field blending, (which means the different varietals are picked, crushed, and fermented together), produces complex, well integrated, and balanced wines. Schedule a tasting appointment ( or 707-433-6440), and possibly a vineyard walk, to experience the alegría of their wines. Betsy & Bill provide an informative and engaging tasting experience. Plan on at least an hour for your visit. All ACORN wines are field blends, made from estate grown, sustainably farmed grapes. Bill is “hands on” involved in every aspect of the grape growing and wine making—from pruning to bottling, and the resulting wines reflect his passion and the experience gained over the past 21 years. His intimate knowledge of the vineyard, along with his careful selection of yeasts and barrels, result in balanced elegant wines that are highly regarded and sought after. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1890, and is still the source of their Heritage Vines Zinfandel. It inspired the Nachbaurs to make all ACORN wines as field blends. Explore the winery website: for more details.

Credit Cards Accepted: Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Blended Red Wines, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Handicap Accessible, Open by Appointment Only, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Tours by Appointment, Wireless Internet, Tasting, sales & vineyard tours by advance appointment only, There is a $10 tasting fee per person. One tasting fee is waived with each bottle purchased. There is no tasting fee for Acorn Wine Club or Alegrķa Case Buyers' Club members and their guests, Visa Signature members, or Ticket to the Wine Road visitors.

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Ticket to the wine road

Ticket to the Wine Road Offer: Complimentary tasting, usually with one of the owners, of our critically acclaimed, limited production, field-blend wines - Heritage Vines Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Syrah Rosato (a dry rose') and Medley (a delicious vineyard blend). Each ticket holder will also receive a Riedel Acorn logo wine glass with 1 bottle purchase. Vineyard tour offered, weather permitting.
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