Red Car

Red Car uses modern viticulture and transparent winemaking to craft wines with authentic character and originality that faithfully express the cool climate personality of the western edge of Sonoma County.  We strive to develop fruit concentration in the vineyard rather than extracting it in the cellar and hope to reveal the essence of each vineyard in every bottle.

Red Car, our winery name, is a tribute to the electric trolley cars that ran throughout Los Angeles from the late 19th century through the early 1960’s.  Red Car was founded  by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin in 2000 with 50 cases of wine produced from a single ton of grapes.  In 2004 the company purchased an undeveloped property on the western edge of Sonoma County.   The Red Car Estate Vineyard, now densely planted to multiple suitcase selections of Pinot Noir and Syrah, crowns the second ridge inland from the coast above Fort Ross.  Our tasting room and winery is now located near Graton, a small farming community that is in the heart of western Sonoma County.  

Open Daily 10am - 5:00pm

Ticket to the Wine Road Offer: Complimentary Tasting and 10% discount with purchase of 12+ bottles


Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Rousanne, Syrah

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Gift Shop, Group Tours by Appointment, Open to the Public, Special Events, Tasting Fee, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Wines By The Glass, Wireless Internet,

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