THE SCION HOUSE

Tasting Experiences

Sci·on (Noun)
– A family descendant, – A young shoot of a vine, used for grafting.

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR TASTINGS & PICK UPS BY APPOINTMENT
 
We apologize, but we are unable to accommodate small children and outside food for seated tasting experiences on our back patio.  If you would like to enjoy a Glass, Bottle or a Picnic, please let us know and we will accommodate you on our Front Terrace; as a Member, you can enjoy our newly renovated Side Terrace. 
Appointment Tastings are hosted on our Back Patio.  
 
For tastings and pick ups by appointments please call us at 707-395-3550, reserve through the website below or email tastings@ryew.com
 
For urgent matters please contact our Tasting Room Manager
Robert Young at robert@ryew.com or call (707) 395-3554.
 
 
 
COME VISIT OUR SCION HOUSE!
 
 

Estate Flight
Estate Flight

A focused but casual look at our unique terroir through our estate wines. Your host will walk you through the history of our estate and how we came to be one of the largest family owned growers of premium grapes in Alexander Valley. Take in the view from our hillside while enjoying a range of wines including our Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Scion Bordeaux blend.

Availability: Wednesday - Monday; Reservations Required (Closed Tuesday)
Indoor/Outdoor Seating Available: 1-8 Guests 
Duration: 1 hour; offered daily at 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM & 3:30PM
Fee: $40 Per Person 1-8 Guests; Complimentary for Members, (number of complimentary tastings varies per membership tier)
Specifics: Waived with the Purchase of 2 Bottles per Tasting.

Scion Experience
Scion Experience

Enjoy an in-depth flight of our single-block reserve wines, the very best that our estate has to offer.  This personally guided experience is held on our outdoor patio with stunning views of our vineyards and Alexander Valley. Guests will taste through our current Chardonnays, the Scion Bordeaux blend, 100% Cabernets (Including the new Thomas Meeks Cabernet!) and sample one of our small lot varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Merlot.  Paired with light local bites. Reservations 24 hours in advance, please.  

Availability: Wednesday - Monday by Appointment Only (Closed Tuesday)
Indoor/Outdoor Seating Available: 1-8 Guests 
Duration: 1 hour; offered daily at 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM & 3:30PM
Fee: $70 per person; $35 for Members (Guests Additional)
Specifics: Waived with the purchase of 4 bottles per tasting.

Vineyard Experience
Vineyard Experience

Prepare to soak in the beauty of everything Alexander Valley has to offer...a private vineyard tasting and tour of the family’s ranch that has been farmed for six generations. During the tour you will taste through several of our small lot wines while discovering more about our history, our winemaking philosophy on selecting and farming micro-lots with the highest potential on our estate, and what it takes in the vineyard to grow exceptional wines. We will give you a glimpse inside our production facility, caves, and then journey out to the family’s favorite site, a terrace built under a beautiful old oak in the middle of our Bob’s Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. 

Availability: Wednesday- Monday by appointment only, weather permitting (closed Tuesday)
Capacity: 1-4 Guests
Outdoor Seating: Outdoor for tour and lunch (weather permitting)
Duration: 2 hours; offered Wednesday - Monday at 11AM & 1PM
Fee: $150 per person with a locally sourced lunch, $125 per person without lunch (waived with a case purchase per couple)

Reservations: 48 hour Advance Notice required.

Please contact us to book this reservation,
email tastings@ryew.com
or call 707-395-3550

ULTIMATE CABERNET LOVERS EXPERIENCE
ULTIMATE CABERNET LOVERS EXPERIENCE

Created specifically for the discerning Cabernet lover looking for the best that the Alexander Valley has to offer, we are now featuring our Ultimate Cab Lovers experience daily at 11AM. This exclusive tasting will feature all 5 of our 90+ point Reserve Estate Cabernets, including the Silas Cabernet, the new Thomas Meek Natural Ferment Cabernet and your favorite, Bob's Burn Pile. You will begin the tasting with a brief tour through our hillside Cabernet vineyards. Your host will take you through the history of this storied Alexander Valley family, the history of each wine as well as walk you through the pairings that we have chosen of locally sourced, small bites!

 

Availability: Daily at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM (closed Tuesdays); Reservations required (48 hours)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 1-4 guests
Fee: $125 per person (waived with a case purchase per couple)

Specifics: 48-hour Advance Notice required.

 

 

Please contact us to book this reservation,
email tastings@ryew.com
or call 707-395-3550

Library Experience
Library Experience

Join us for our first ever Cabernet Library Tasting. This exclusive tasting showcases four vintages of our flagship Bordeaux style Cabernet, Scion. We will guide you through the varying uniqueness of each season's growing patterns, showing how each season impacts the wines. Accompanied with local light bites.

Availability: Wednesday - Monday by appointment only (closed Tuesday)

Indoor/Outdoor Seating Available: 1-8 guests

Duration: 1 hour; offered daily at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM

Fee: $75 per person 

Specifics: Not waived with bottle purchases. 

Please contact us to book this reservation,
email tastings@ryew.com
or call 707-395-3550

 

Virtual Tastings

We enjoyed the opportunity to see your smiling faces through these unprecedented times.  As a 6 generation family ranch, we realized that these tastings were so fun for us all and were really appreciated by those that have not had the chance to visit us in person, or are located somewhere too far to visit often.  Join us in continuing this form of a tasting experience with our RYEW Virtual Tastings.  Days, times and specifics are meant to be customized to fit you and your guest’s needs.  Hope to “see” you soon!