Greetings from Auberge on the Vineyard! Hope life is well with all of you,
I recently had the good fortune to visit with Raelynn Ross at Lambert Bridge
Winery, and what a treat that was. This is a wonderful place to spend a
rainy afternoon, which was the weather the day of my visit. They had a
warm fire crackling and a nice quiet atmosphere, I wanted to curl up with a
good book, some great cheese and a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon from
This is a place you go to linger over some very fine wines, while talking
their merits with one of the two wine makers. I met one of them, Jennifer
Higgins, who was as warm and elegant as the tasting room itself! I also got
pretty acquainted with a very cuddly couple, Bernadette, (Bernie) and Gus.
Bernie is a young and loving Saint Bernard, who likes to lay at your feet and
entice you to get down on all fours to give her a good belly rub, which I did.
Gus is a handsome Yellow Lab who can get you to give him anything he
wants with that soulful gaze, even your very last breadstick.
Lambert Bridge is for the serious wine drinker and collector with a
discriminating palette. They still harvest their grapes by hand with lots of love
and attention to choosing the very best fruit for their wines. I tasted a 2006
Cab that could easily be set down for at least ten to twelve years.
Tastings range from the Classic, consisting of four varietals to wine pairings
for $30 to $50 to my personal favorite, a mini Blending Seminar for
$50.00. All of these only take between 25 to 45 minutes and are well worth
the time and money. Visit Lambert Bridge on your next trip to Sonoma
County, and please check out Auberge on the Vineyard for your
accommodations, We would love to welcome you.
Until we meet, stay healthy, wealthy and “wined up”! Susan