Venturing to wine country is always a favorite of mine. I love the scenery, food, and obviously the wine. Recently I headed up there for a lovely event at Three Sticks Wines, hosted by Emily Martin Events. Three Stick at the Adobe, is located just off of Sonoma Square, and must be added to everyone’s wine tasting list!
Walking in the front door of The Adobe I was greeted with the perfect welcome gift, a glass of their Castenada Rosé. Immediately upon arrival I noticed the picturesque décor. Each room, a perfect balance of chicness and comfort (Fun Fact – even their bathroom is instaworthy. Huge shout-out to Ken Fulk for really bringing so much fun and detail into the whole venue). After peeking around each corner I headed out back to their one of a kind patio area. If you don’t already know this about me, I am a huge sucker for a good outdoor seating area. The Three Sticks team has created a stunning back yard filled with various fire pits, tasting areas, and greenery. It was a pleasure to hang out back there for a bit. As the rest of the group arrived we scooted on over to our tasting room in the Storehouse tasting room.
We started out the afternoon learning a bit more about Ryan Prichard, the winemaker at Three Sticks. What a fantastic man! Ryan is super friendly, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable about the industry. As we began our tasting experience he walked us through his philosophy on the wine making process and his story about getting to Three Sticks. We were tasting their newly released small batch collection which releases in April. Alongside the wine was a beautiful pairing of food done by The Girl and The Fig team (just located right across the street). Their 2016 PFV Estate Pinot Noir was my favorite to taste. I thought the wine itself was incredible, and the duck food pairing matched exceptionally. I’d also recommend their 2016 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay!
We wrapped up the afternoon finishing our glasses of wine outside while Elsie, of Elsie Photography, snapped some adorable group shots. Seriously, this place is picture perfect.
If you know you you’ll be traveling in the Sonoma area I strongly recommend making a reservation for a tasting. Three Sticks is located right off Sonoma Square and is appointment only, so make sure to plan ahead as you won’t want to miss out.