You can expect to find all kinds of white wines, red wines, rose wines and dessert wines at Cline Cellars. The property has ... More
You can expect to find all kinds of white wines, red wines, rose wines and dessert wines at Cline Cellars. The property has three vineyards and an 1850s farm house for wine tasting and other events, including the Cline Jazz Festival and the Winter Winemaker Dinner. Wine lovers can also join the Pendulum Club or the Full Swing Club.
Save your time and trouble in going to this winery if you want any useful information about wines. They shove wine at you and hope you get back on the bus. Apparently the only criteria for good wine is what you like. No art whatsoever. This is the most moronic tour I've ever witnessed. Go to Napa where they at least tell you something about wine.
1. Nice setting. It has ponds, a small museum about California missions and good wine
2. Hosts are not pretentious and very cordial
3. I think the place has good wines at reasonable price.
4. Some tasting is free
5. Across from another nice winery (Jacuzzi) and they both have very different style. You don't have to travel far to check out many interesting wineries
My husband and I stopped into Cline's tasting room during our honeymoon (trip down the west coast). We're both novices when it comes to wine tasting and the server was absolutely wonderful to us. She didn't make us feel unwelcome like many of the pretentious wineries did. We bought two bottles: a zinfandel and Ancient Vines Mourveder - So yummy! Our honeymoon was four years ago and because they were so kind to us, I still like to purchase Cline wines for dinner parties.
Cline is small and intimate, but definately worth going. The wine tasting experience here was fabulous. The people here took great time to ensure you tried everything you wanted and made great reccomendations. They were not just interested in selling you something, but more interested in helping you find the wines you would enjoy. We were not able to ship to our home, and they also helped us to box the wine we purchased so that we could take it on the plane ride home!
If you are looking for a small winery with character and pleasant, knowledgeable staff, please check out Cline. I tried their 2001 Ancient Vines Mourvedre and found the bottle of wine I have been looking for all my life. I can't recommend them highly enough. Plus, they have an aviary in the back! Wine and pheasants, who could ask for more? Seriously, if you want big and gaudy go to Niebaum-Coppola. If you want small and classy try Cline.
This was a neat little winery, with a quaint little shop. The people working there were nice, and seemed to genuinely enjoy both what they were doing, as well as having you there. They're whites were OK, but the thing that jumped out at me was that most of their reds had black pepper added. It was definitely noticeable.... almost to a fault. If you like a peppery red this is the place for you. Just as a side note, not all of their reds are peppery. I liked their 2003 Ancient Vines Mourvedre enough to buy a bottle!!