Roche Carneros Estate Winery

(707) 935-7115 28700 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Even though the Roches raised fine beef cattle, their dreams of owning a vineyard never ceased. In 1982, after having casual conversation at "parents night" at their daughter's local elementary school, an established grape grower in the valley told the Roches he thought their property would be a fine area to grow grapes. They didn't need much convincing, in the Fall of that year, they planted 10 acres of Chardonnay and 10 acres of Pinot Noir. The nearest vineyards were miles away in Sonoma and Napa. The Carneros appellation (which is known for fog, cool breezes and clay soil) did not yet exist. With their first harvest, the quality of the grapes was obvious and the dream to produce a limited quantity of ultra-premium wines in their own winery became a reality when they opened Roche Carneros Estate Winery in 1989. Today the Roches take pride in their success of making some of the finest wines in Carneros. Their ranch, which was once deemed as unsuitable for grapevines, is now perhaps the most valuable Read more »

Varietals Produced by Roche Carneros Estate Winery View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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