The Muscardini Tasting Room is a boutique stop along Highway 12 to sip, enjoy the views and relax awhile. It is a place where one can drink and enjoy while promoting an artisan handcrafted wine making style.
Crafted with Joy, For the Joy of Living… is the slogan at Muscardini Cellars in Kenwood, California.
Vineyards were first planted on Muscardini’s nearby Valley of the Moon estate in 2000. Now, Muscardini Cellars sources grapes from properties all over Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg and even Redwood Valley in Mendocino County.
A family owned and operated winery, you will often find Michael Muscardini himself pouring glasses and greeting guests at the door. A relaxing tasting room right on Sonoma Valley’s stunning wine tasting trail, Sonoma Highway.
With so many wonderful wine and food stops right around the corner, it is a wonderful place to find oneself for a day of tasting in Northern California.
The mission of Muscardini Cellars is to culminate the knowledge, tradition and respect of more than a century of family experience in the industry with wines that artfully capture flavor and spirit.
When visiting the tasting room, guests can bring a picnic and taste on the patio out front boasting fabulous views of the Mayacama Mountains across the road.
They offer table service, pick your own bottle and enjoy or select a variety of glasses / flights of Muscardini’s award-winning wines.
There is a large space out back as well for guests to enjoy which is large enough for weddings, events and meetings as well.
The Muscardini Tasting Room offers a variety of artisan local cheeses, breads and spreads from famous chefs like Sondra Bernstein from the girl & the fig.
Dogs are welcome too and the large lawn area out back is fabulous for those pet friendly travelers and local alike!
Picnic tables are scattered throughout the lawn and among shaded trees for guests to grab a bottle, a bite and a moment to enjoy themselves. For a more intimate experience, the tasting room also offers reserve tastings featuring much more exclusive wines… Sign Me Up!!
The tasting room is a harmonious balance between a passion for art and a passion for the grape. Michael Muscardini is the winery owner and he also serves as the wine-maker.
Awards & Accolades
In 1999 Michael Muscardini took a leap of faith and decided to enter the world of wine. He bought land in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon region and planted Sangiovese vineyards.
Fast-forward to 5 years later and the grapes harvested from this original planting, a “Tesoro” (Translated: “Treasure”) win the “Best in Class Gold Medal” at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. With over 3,169 entries from 16 various countries, Muscardini Cellars passion shined through… Gold.
The tagline says it all…
Crafted with Joy, For the Joy of Living
When visiting the Muscardini Tasting Room… share your zest for life and profound appreciation for the fruit of the vine in Kenwood, California.
#SonomaChat will be Hosted by Muscardini Cellars this Wednesday- June 1st, 2016 on Twitter LIVE from 5-6pm Pacific Standard Time. The SonomaChat Community will be learning more about the Muscardini Cellars, asking questions and tweeting LIVE with the proprietors.
Join the Conversation LIVE on Twitter to learn more and talk with Muscardini Cellars while they answer your questions. Follow Along using the Hashtag #SonomaChat…
June 1, 2016 from 5-6pm Pacific Standard Time
Twitter: @SonomaChat and @VinoMuscardini
Muscardini Cellars tasting room is open at the Red Schoolhouse
Seven days a week, 11am to 6pm
9380 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
History of Muscardini Cellars
by Michael Muscardini
“Let’s start in Italy, 1892, when my grandfather, Emilio Alchera, was born in the village of Calliano, just outside of the city of Asti in the Piemonte region. Emilio came to America in 1909 via Ellis Island in New York. After heading to the West Coast by train to meet his two brothers, Antonio and Louis, he settled in San Francisco.
Emilio began his living in California by helping to dig the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects the East Bay to Contra Costa County. After saving his money, he began to buy and run corner grocery stores where he sold fine bulk wines, and in his spare time made a red table wine for the family. His business would eventually become the “St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company.”