Show 526, May 20, 2023: Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards with Estate General Manager, Geoffrey Thompson Part One

Geoffrey Thompson of Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards

Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards is a breathtaking property spanning 710 acres located just minutes south of Healdsburg, and directly in the town of Windsor’s backyard. The vast views from the summit are a patchwork of vineyards and open space seamlessly woven together, hence the French name “Notre Vue” which means Our View. The property features 350 acres of “Forever Wild” protected open space and 250 acres of beautiful rolling vineyards. Their wines are made in the European style, focusing on finesse and purity, and made with low intervention, clean winemaking styles.”

“Notre Vue Estate takes pride as a certified Sustainable Vineyard and Winery producing ultra-premium wines from their estate vineyards that straddle two of California’s most famous viticultural appellations: Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill, located in Sonoma County. What makes them special is the diversity of terroir that sweeps across the rich tapestry of their land, allowing Notre Vue to grow a selection of 16 grape varieties, including some European varieties rarely found in Sonoma County. The 710-acre estate boasts many diverse microclimates, including rare soil and slope combinations. The wines  produced at their estate vineyards are recognized for their uniqueness and richness.”

“Grapes have been grown on the property since 1869 and commercially for wines since 1907. Notre Vue Estate & Winery produces wines under the Notre Vue label which are sold primarily at their tasting salons and in select restaurants. Notre Vue also produces wines under the Balverne label which is a brand that was historically famous in the 1980’s being poured at the White House multiple times as well as the famous Hollywood Brown Derby, the original Spago in West Hollywood and Sparks Steakhouse in New York.”

“Balverne wines were produced on the estate in the 1980’s and the brand was carefully resurrected by the Notre Vue Estate owners in 2012 to honor Balverne’s history. In 2022, Notre Vue Estate celebrated its 30 year anniversary under the current ownership. Notre Vue Estate is now helmed by co-founder Renée Brown-Stein. In addition to producing multiple wines under our two labels they also sell their grapes to many premium wineries in Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Notre Vue grapes are found in some of the most well-known wines from Sonoma and Napa.”

“Notre Vue Estate is committed to the highest level of service in providing more than just wine tastings. They provide crafted experiences of wine, food and nature that create lifetime memories for the Estate’s guests. With breathtaking views at the Block 23 Terrace and Lakeside Pavilion, the estate is a place where you can enjoy the natural environment, beautiful vistas, and appreciate the overall rustic elegance along with the welcoming charm that are all a part of the essence that is Notre Vue Estate.” By advance appointment only.

The Estate General Manager, Geoffrey Thompson, joins us to uncork all that is Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards.

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