Black Knight Vineyards opens Petaluma tasting room
Taste small lot estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling wines at the new Black Knight Vineyards tasting room in Petaluma, in southern Sonoma County.
This family-run winery is based on property with a rich tradition of grape growing. The first vines were planted in the 1880s, and the vineyards thrived up until prohibition. In 1980 the vineyards were re-planted in Chardonnay, Syrah, and Merlot, and the Black family bought the property in 2007.
Realizing the area’s potential for cool climate varietals, the Blacks turned half of the 15 producing acres into Pinot Noir. They have since added 32 total producing acres with multiple types of cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and unique varietals of Gamay Noir, and Ploussard. Vigneron Mitch Black and a small, dedicated crew manage the vineyards.