Red Car Wine
Red Car is a boutique winery focused on producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from a network of cold-climate vineyards located in the West Sonoma Coast. The wines are made in small lots utilizing minimalist intervention techniques like native yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid. Each winegrowing decision emphasizing crafting aromatic wines of complexity, finesse and balance. The low yields, hands-on farming and extraordinary cold climate of Red Car’s vineyards enable the wines to offer intensity of flavor without the weight of excessive alcohol. Red Car was founded by winemaker Carroll Kemp and partners Mark Estrin and Richard Crowell in 2000 with 50 cases of wine from a single ton of grapes. The winery name is a tribute to the electric trolley cars that ran throughout Los Angeles from the late 19th century through the early 1960’s. These evocative “red cars” provided transportation in a romanticized time and place.
Prominent Wines Produced: Chardonnay, Other Wines Produced: Rousanne, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah
Tasting Room AVA: Bennett Valley, Green Valley, Sonoma Coast
Tasting Room Info: Days / Hours Tasting Room is Open: Tasting Room is open daily from 10:00am- 4:30pm., Pet Friendly, Picnic Area, Tasting Fee Description: Tasting fee is $15 and is waived with a purchase!