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When speaking about boutique wineries, most agree the definition for "boutique" is quality wine made in limited production. But what constitutes limited production is often debated. Some say less than 30,000 bottles, others say below 5,000. But regardless of the number debate, here are my top selections for best boutique wineries.
La Follette. When Greg La Follette lends his master of touch to the winemaking process, the results are memorable. La Follette wines are first and foremost representative of their terroir and express a sense of place that is palpable and delicious. Previously available for tasting by appointment only, the wines are now offered at a new tasting room at The Barlow in Sebastopol.
Cartograph. This Healdsburg winery’s stunning pinot reflects the delicate essence of the grape and will make you rethink pinot noir.