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yesilovewine
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posted 05-20-2011 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Bumping this up for those who may be researching....
We made it to all but one of the Wilson group; Jaxon Keyes is way up in Anderson Valley and was too far for a day trip. They also produce brandy that is well known, so anybody interested in a long drive but some domestic brandy may want to try them.
The correct list of Wilson wineries is: Wilson, Matrix, Mazzocco, deLormier, Jaxon Keyes and Soda Rock. Diane Wilson is involved as winemaker to different degrees at each place. Wilson and Mazzocco are known as the "Zin Houses", Matrix is actually a Pinot dominant winery, which seems a little misplaced if you think about it since they are way up in Dry Creek, but they make great wines...
At this writing, there is not a co-mingling of wine clubs for the group, but being a member at any of them does get you complimentary tasting and a 10% discount on purchases at all of them.
One interesting perk is that there are guest houses on 3 of the properties that are available at a discounted rate to wine club members. Jaxon Keyes, deLormier and Mazzocco have guest houses, and then the Calderwood Inn is also included in this "perk". I'm unfamiliar with that location.

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-15-2011 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Well I just can't stand to see queries with no replies, so I did a little checking today to answer my own question.
Turns out that Wilson Artisan Wineries are Mazzocco, Matrix, deLormier, Jaxon Keys along with Wilson ( I think I have them all). Judging from the winery websites each seems to have its own specialty and it doesn't appear that the collective wines are available at any one of the facilities. ( Purely conjecture on my part based on what I saw).
There is actually a group of guest houses that are available to the members of the wine clubs of any of the group, so those of you who like (what appears to be) the B&B type lodging may want to investigate these. Hawkeye, I think you said that you are in Wilson; anyone else in any of these?
I think there were 3 options, one in Healdsburg and 2 that seem to be at wineries; one was deLormier I'm sure but I'm not positive where the other was.
Apparently the Wilsons are the connective tissue among the group as their name seems to be the common denominator among the sites.
Stone Cap may also be part of the group, but that wasn't quite clear to me. That one is a new venue for my scope of knowledge but I think they are saying that the Wilson's have restored another historic winery there. Since I haven't found a single location to learn about this I'm jumping about and getting confused with my info, so please forgive any misinformation. Best thing would be to check these places out individually and see if what they offer interests you. For those of us who are Zin fans, it looks like a good avenue to explore.
In any case, it looks like the Wilsons have come up with another stellar crop of wines- they just received another boatload of awards at the SF Chronicle competition!
Cheers to all.
Please do add to this thread if you get more info.


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yesilovewine
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posted 01-17-2011 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
I know a number of y'all are fans of Wilson wines and I'm wondering a couple things...first, anyone familiar with their "Duetto" Zinfandel??? I've been to their winery many times and never seen it on the tasting menu or had it offered.
Also, I see that there is a block on their website that says "Wilson Artisan Wineries" and I'm wondering if these are the wineries that are in the-what I call a consortium group- that they used to hand out the discount tasting cards for. Anybody know??

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