Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California), Estate 1856 specializes in small, hand crafted lots of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. From harvest through blending and bottling, our goal is to create rich, fruit forward, and harmonious blends that delight the palate. Brian Schmidt and his wife Janice Schmidt, our winemaker, have joined Rob & Rachel Schmidt to create these exceptional wines.
Our Current ReleasesOur new single varietals are now available! Purchase a bottle of our SWEEPSTAKES RED 2010 Bordeaux Blend or our BEST IN CLASS 2010 Malbec to enjoy!
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