When I think of my experience at this amazing Winery, all I can say is, “BELLO VINO!”
Yes the award winning wines are incredible, but the entire experience at Viansa Winery and Marketplace was captivating from the moment we pulled up, to the moment we walked the grounds. It felt as though we took a little vacation away to Tuscany. Read the heartfelt story about how they saved and preserved THE WETLANDS surrounding the grounds saving animal and plant life.
We entered the beautiful tasting room that offers a generous tasting and Lorenzo was attentive and knowledgeable. My experience with the tasting was wonderful and I found that these wines had exceptional flavor and smoothness to them. After our tasting, we ventured out on the patio that overlooks the breathtaking Sonoma Wine country. There they offer gourmet brick oven pizzas and a glass of wine for $15.00. This is such a great deal for such a decadent experience.
The wine that I chose to review was the Reserve Pinot Noir 2010. This wine surprised me a bit. I usually really like a deeper, richer Pinot and even though it was a bit lighter, it had beautiful cherry and floral notes, and then it hit me with a creamy, toasty taste, like Creme Brulee. Super smooth and refreshing and not bitter. I LOVED all of the reds but this one stood out. Sexy and feminine!
We took a long lunch enjoying our girl time and taking in the beauty of the day. We then went back inside THE MARKETPLACE where we tasted and bought some infused olive oil, and balsamic. I bought the Pear Balsamic Vinegar, and the White truffle oil…YUMMO!!! In addition to these there are many sweet gifts there and a cheese bar as well. You can sample all of the specialty food items they have. The olive oil is created from the olives grown right on site. There are food and wine classes also available and wonderful events for TUSCAN CLUB MEMBERS to enjoy like a Crab feed, Annual Harbor cruise or Italian Festival.
VIANSA is a gem and a MUST VISIT. What a delighful place to experience a SONOMA WEDDING.
I feel this experience needs to be savored, cherished and fully enjoyed, so my suggestion is make it the last stop, landing there for lunch after a day of wine tasting. I also recommend it for a romantic date. I plan on bringing my wonderful husband there soon.
Cin, cin! SALUTE!