This boutique winery only sells at the winery and online via their website. I enjoyed the feel of this winery due to the humble and warm staff and great reds.
For a rather smaller winery they have quite a variety. I enjoyed during the tastings walking around the tasting room and looking at the merchandise from local artists and craftsmen but mostly I enjoyed speaking with the staff and hearing their stories. One was a wine lover and enjoyed coming on Saturday’s to meet new people and talk wine and the other was a nice High School math teacher that had a passion for wine as well.
Madonna Estate emanates that country rustic feel that just warms your heart.
2013 Estate Pinot Noir: ($32) Aged in French Oak for 9 months and is extremely fruit forward, and is an excellent “food” pairing wine that accompanies many dishes such as; grilled salmon, stuffed mushrooms, polenta, and tenderloin of beef.
2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: ($34) It is aged in oak for 18 – 24 months. On the nose I got Jalapeno! On the palate our Cabernet has a structured mouth feel with soft tannins and herbal undertones. Our Cabernet Sauvignon compliments filet mignon, pork tenderloin, and hearty tomato based pasta dishes.
I ended up getting the Pinot Noir – My husband enjoyed the fruit forward flavor.
Visiting & Tasting:
$15 – includes 4 wines :
- 2013 Estate Chardonnay
- 2013 Estate Pinot Noir
- 2014 Barbera
- 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Sum it up:
- Great reds!
- Extra friendly staff
- Prices are a bit high but boutique small batch wines.