Enrique Estate Winery: in the heart of Sonoma
Enrique Estate Wines has an interesting story behind it and is the result of the work done by two generations of the family. Eduardo, along with his wife Ana and their daughter, Cecilia, was visiting Cecilia’s brother in Tahoe. They stopped for wine tasting in Sonoma County and met one of the winery’s owners. They drove to a 30-acre property, and even though they were not ready about it, Enrique Estate Wines was born. Cecilia moved to Petaluma in June 2011 and started to learn everything she could about winemaking and viticulture.
Wine making under the caring eyes of the owner
Cecilia considers Mike Brunson, the winemaker, as her mentor. He helps in the production of 500-700 wine cases every year. With time, the family sold the Petaluma property and bought a winery near the Russian River in Forestville. Cecilia lives full-time at the property to make sure she has an eye on all the processes involved. Right from harvesting, grape-picking, production of wine, ageing, bottling, etc. everything is done under her watch.
Spend the night in the charming guesthouse
The winery is situated in Forestville’s Eastside Road. Out of the 8.5-acre area, 4.5 are planted with Russian River Pinot Noir while Tempranillo, Muscat, and Sauvignon Blanc are the other grape varieties grown at the estate. The grapes are used to make red, white, rose, and sparkling wines. The property has an old milk barn that now works as a two-bedroom guesthouse for guests.
Their mission is simple: to create a wine worthy of sharing with our family and friends while keeping true to the ideals our family has passed down through the generations