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Thumbprint Cellars

102 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Scott & Erica
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ABOUT thumbprint cellars:
thumbprint cellars is a boutique winery, with a tasting room and art gallery located in downtown Healdsburg, California. We specialize in a luxurious and uniquely intimate experience — with welcoming people and wines. Our limited-production wine is artfully handcrafted to seduce your senses and raise your eyebrows—whether you’re a connoisseur or just a little wine curious. Each sip will leave its mark on you.

thumbprint cellars began as a hobby for Scott Lindstrom-Dake, owner/winemaker, while studying art in college. A Sonoma County native, he had developed a taste for great wine, but couldn’t afford much of his own. So he began making it in his garage – mostly to impress his future wife, Erica. One night, while preparing for a party, he began gift signing bottles for the guests. When doing so, his pen broke and spilled ink everywhere. As Scott hurried to capture the ink as it ran down the bottle, an inadvertent upsweep of his thumb created a gold thumbprint on one of the bottles. Ever the curious artist, he began dipping his thumb in the ink and placing thumbprints on each bottle he planned to bring to the party. That night, people kept asking for the “wine with the thumbprint on it.” The thumbprint brand was born — and has continued growing ever since.

At thumbprint cellars, we source our wine grapes from local growers throughout Sonoma County. Our grapes come from Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Knights Valley. Scott enjoys making single vineyard designate wines. Think of these wines as a “snapshot” of each vineyard and vintage, telling a story about that special place and time. Scott crafts 23 single vineyard varietals, along with 5 infamous blends. With 28 different varietals offered, we make a wine for everyone! Total case production is less then 5,000 cases and our largest production is 350 cases. You can taste the care and craftsmanship in every bottle.

The tasting lounge in Healdsburg features a warm, welcoming, and family-friendly experience offering exciting tastings and an inclusive vibe. Our tasting lounge and our winery host a variety of events each year — including blending workshops, private tastings and winemaker dinners. Wine Club members receive special pricing on all events, wine and retail purchases – plus lots of other perks. We love our Wine Club members and do our best to show it!

The tasting lounge is also an art gallery, proudly showcasing the work of Sonoma County artists. At heart, Scott is an artist. Unlike many scientific-minded winemakers, Scott views winemaking as a form of art—taking raw ingredients and creating a magical multisensory experience. It’s that artistic bent that leads him to experiment with unique varietals and interesting blends — all part of an ongoing attempt to create a masterpiece.
AVAs Where Wines Are From:
Alexander Valley
Dry Creek Valley
Knights Valley
Russian River Valley
Products Offered:
Prominent Wines Produced:
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Meritage (Bordeaux)
Petite Sirah
Pinot Noir
Port / Dessert Wine
Sparkling / Champagne
Wines, Other: 5 Sonoma County Blends: Arousal, Three Some, Four Play, Redacted & Climax
Tasting Room Info:
Days / Hours Tasting Room is Open: Open Daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Family Friendly
Pet Friendly
Tasting Fee Description: We offer three tasting options. Our guests are invited to taste 3 wines for $10 or 6 wines for $20, or a reserve flight for $20. Each tasting fee is waived with each wine bottle purchase.
Tours and Visitor Experiences:
Food & Wine Pairings
Pairings/Experiences Description: We offer an artisanal cheese and charcuterie plate, which are designed to be an approachable exploration of tastes and senses. We like to encourage our guests to playfully deconstruct the flavors then sip and pair them with our wine. They feature four artisanal cheeses, along with charcuterie, dried fruit and nuts.
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