SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Lot #8 CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary year. To mark this momentous occasion, they are offering this 50th Anniversary Chardonnay lot. This wine will be made with 100% Chalk Hill Proprietary Clone 97,…

Lot #10 BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY

The "Vitae Vi - Life Force" lot is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic collaboration between Winemaker Lisa Amaroli and Chris Benziger from Benziger’s Sonoma Mountain Estate, specially crafted for SoCoBA by the Benziger Family, 2022 Sonoma County…

Lot #22 ERNEST VINEYARDS

A play on the words ‘Chardonnay’ and ‘clay’ aging vessels, “Char-Don-Clay” showcases the essence of West Sonoma Coast's Freestone with this blend of two Chardonnay sites Ernest Vineyards leases and farms organically. Primary fermentation…

Lot #25 FISHER VINEYARDS

The "High Elevation Heritage" barrel auction lot represents a special selection from the 45th consecutive vintage produced from Whitney's Vineyard. First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the site is located at an elevation of 1,000…

Lot #30 IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

To celebrate Iron Horse Co-founder Audrey Sterling being named a 2022 Sonoma County Icon, Winemaker Sofian Himeur made Audrey her very own Chardonnay in this barrel auction lot dubbed "Iconic Audrey." This is a "never before, never again" blend,…

Lot #31 GARDEN CREEK RANCH VINEYARDS WINERY

The Wappo tribe named the Mayacamas Mountains for the powerful everlasting howls of the mountain lions and coyotes roaming the majestic countryside. The howling penetrates the valley today and to hear it is to understand the great respect the…

Lot #33 H•L•R CELLARS, CAROL SHELTON WINES

"Not Too Petite" is a barrel auction lot collaboration between H•L•R Cellars and Carol Shelton Wines, who have married two completely different varieties that are not usually blended. Steve Heller of H•L•R Cellars contributed a lovely…

Lot #37 KNIGHTS BRIDGE WINERY

The “New Beginnings” barrel auction lot is the first vintage crafted in Knights Bridge Winery’s new state-of-the-art winery, which opened at the end of 2021. The winery is the culmination of 15 years of exceptional winemaking from the…

Lot #42 MARITANA VINEYARDS

"Isis Cuvée" is a collaboration between Donald Patz and Isis Daniel, who have worked together to create a distinctive wine from the 2021 vintage of Chardonnay. The diversity between Donald Patz, a longtime wine professional and current owner…

Lot #49 MEADOWCROFT WINES

Meadowcroft Wines has never created a blend sourced exclusively from Dry Creek Valley and featuring more than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, primarily Clone 1103, from Wyldvin Vineyard (previously Louvau Vineyard). Planted over 30 years ago, this picturesque…

Lot #50 RAMEY WINE CELLARS

Never before has David Ramey produced an estate Chardonnay entirely fermented and aged in concrete egg. Hailed as "Professor Chardonnay" by Wine Spectator, David has made 100-point Chardonnays and his efforts have helped shape the way many wines…
Rombauer

Lot #58 ROMBAUER VINEYARDS

This is a rare opportunity to explore how vine age affects Chardonnay. Rombauer Vineyards has set aside 10 cases of 2021 Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo family's Home Ranch in the Carneros region of Sonoma County for this "Age & Beauty" barrel…

Lot #61 SOJOURN CELLARS

Only for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction would Sojourn Cellars combine two iconic vineyards and two heritage clones into a once-in-a-lifetime blend! This historical barrel auction lot was created from the Old Wente clone grown in the Durell…