Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California), Estate 1856 specializes in small, hand-crafted lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, as well as our own blend of all three of these varietals. From harvest through blending and bottling, our goal is to create rich, fruit-forward, and harmonious blends that delight the palate. Grapegrower Brian Schmidt and winemaker Janice Schmidt, have joined Rob & Rachel Schmidt to create these exceptional wines.

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Our 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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