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Experience the MacPhail Tasting Lounge @The Barlow

It’s a given that you’ll find memorable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay here. You’ll also find a 40-foot tall sculpture of red wagons, a wall of soil from four distinct vineyards, and nearly everything recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed. Not to mention a front row seat to the goings on at The Barlow, a community of makers, artisans, and artists, a place to linger and get to know Sonoma County.

Through our tasting experiences you can explore the exceptional terroir of the vineyards we farm, or lounge with a glass of wine and cheese plate on our sunny deck. We’re dog friendly, and also people friendly.

We waive one tasting fee or wine by the glass for every two bottles purchased. Red Wagon Wine Society members receive complimentary introduction tastings and reduced rates on experiences.

The Basics

MacPhail Tasting Lounge
@The Barlow

6761 McKinley Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
[707] 824-8400
[email protected]

Visiting Hours

May 2017 Hours: Open Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sun from 12pm – 6pm
Open Sat from 11am – 6pm
Closed Tuesdays
Open May 18 from 12 to 8pm for The Barlow’s Third Thursday Street Fair

We’re happy to see you at any time, but some of our tasting experiences take a little time to prepare, so reservations aren’t a bad idea. And it’s easy:

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Introduction To MacPhail Tasting

Join us at our tasting bar (hewn from a fallen oak tree) or have a seat at one of our tasting tables for a flight of our current release Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. To keep this interesting, the flights change (after all, we farm several vineyards each year) and it’s not uncommon for us to pour something unexpected. We’re guided by your interests. Learn a little, or just enjoy the wine, it’s all good.
$20 per person

Icon Wine Tasting

By definition, an Icon is something special indeed. In this flight, explore our top tier wines, including the heralded Mardikian Estate Pinot Noir, from the extreme reaches of the Sonoma Coast. There are always barrels that stand out each vintage which we set aside for our Vagon Rouge Pinot Noir and Vagon Blanc Chardonnay.
$30 per person, seated tasting experience

Terroir Tasting

Every vineyard tells a story. When we created our Tasting Lounge, we created a special soil room where a wall features soils from the Toulouse, Pratt, Sundawg Ridge and Mardikian vineyards. Eight foot by four foot panels were dug at each site and installed here so you can see how soils vary. We’ll take a deep dive into soils, clones (we love them, a lot), the impact of the vintage and the nurturing a winemaker brings to what you have in your glass.
$30 per person, seated tasting experience in the Soil Room
By Reservation Only Please

Artisan Cheese Pairing

Sonoma County is the land of plenty, so we often feature a local cheese-monger and artisan jams in special tasting trays carefully prepared to enhance your wine tasting experience.  Don’t worry, we’ll let you know what cheeses are available, be they goat, sheep, cow or some other exotic offering.
$20 per cheese plate. Add-on to any tasting experience above. No reservations required.

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