If you ask us to bring flowers, you can bet we’re showing up with Flowers, and we haven’t had any complaints, yet! This Sonoma County estate was one of the first to see the potential in the extremes of the rugged Sonoma Coast. Their wines are like wildflowers, at once delicate and tenacious; Once they take root in your wine rack, you’ll find they have the tendency to multiply. Pick up a few bottles of the newest release from this garden of delights and you’ll see what I mean.
The folks at UC Davis said it couldn’t be done. When Walt and Joan Flowers saw a newspaper ad for 321 acres of land on the Sonoma Coast, just 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, they were immediately intrigued, but took pause. Only a few families – the Hirsches and the Bohans – were successfully growing grapes in such a cool part of California. Thankfully the Flowers ignored the ‘experts’ and planted Camp Meeting Ridge in 1991, so named for its history as an indian encampment and later, a site for religious retreats. Today Flowers is known for making some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in America.