VML Winery is the dream of Virginia Marie Lambrix. Located along Westside Road in the northern reaches of the Russian River Valley, you will come for the great wines, but stay and enjoy the gardens.
While she was the winemaker at Truett Hurst she saw the capabilities of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and developed a desire to study this varietal further and explore what the wine can do. Her team joined with another longtime Russian River Valley grape grower, Bill Hambrecht, to form VML winery in 2011. Virginia was fascinated by how Pinot Noir showed the characteristic of the Terroir and developed her Single Vineyard series of wines.In addition they have added a selection of other wines including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Zinfandel and Sparkling.
Guests visiting VML Winery are treated to open hospitality, beautiful grounds with fruits and herbs and often food pairings. The garden grounds of VML Winery truly make this a must-visit destination. As you walk up the steps from the parking lot, you will enjoy the greenery and flowers in every direction, even between steps of the stairway to the tasting room. Depending on the season you will the fruit trees in blossom or bearing beautiful fresh fruit. The staff is very informative and invites you to enjoy the patio while you enjoy the wine and admire the gardens.
VML Winery often has live music on the weekends and even yoga some mornings.
The 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay has an amazing complexity of flavors including citrus, spice and floral leading to a long refreshing finish with great acidity and balance.
The 2014 VML Rose of Pinot delivers aromas and flavors of candied watermelon, strawberry and floral with a touch of citrus.
As a representative of the VML Single Vineyard series, the 2013 VML Floodgate Pinot Noir welcomes you with great aromas and flavors of red and black fruit, licorice and a warm earthiness quality.
The 2012 Bradford Mountain Zinfandel sources grapes from Dry Creek Valley. You will enjoy the blackberry, black raspberry and spices on the nose and the palate and this carries on to its elegant finish.
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