THE SCION HOUSE

Tasting Experiences

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

Welcome to The Scion House where we invite all guests
to enjoy our home and share our heritage.

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR OUTDOOR TASTINGS IN THE SCION HOUSE
We do have limited options for weather; please call us for inquiries.  We are also closed on Tuesdays.  Hope to see you soon!
 
•Reservations Available Online & by Phone• Please Call for Details during closure and holidays•
Please click on the tasting experience you would like below to make your reservation.
We are sorry, but children and outside food are not permitted at this time.
 
For questions about reservations,  tastings@ryew.com or 707.395.3550
You may also contact our Director of Hospitality and Business Development
Lindsay Joule at 707-395-3551, lindsay@ryew.com

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: $30 Per Person 1-6 Guests; Complimentary for Members and up to 2 Additional Guests
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, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Paired with light local bites. Reservations 24 hours in advance, please.  

Availability: Wednesday - Monday by Appointment (Closed Tuesday)
Seating: 1-8 Guests 
Duration: 1.5 hours; Offered Daily at 11AM, 12:30PM, 2PM & 3:30PM
Fee: $60 Per Person 1-6 Guests; $30 for Members Only (Guests Additional)
Specifics: Waived with the Purchase of 4 Bottles per Tasting.  Sorry, no children are permitted for this experience.  

Vineyard Experience
Vineyard Experience

Meet the Hospitality Team at our Scion House (built in 2018) for a welcome splash of our estate wine, then head out for an outdoor experience in the heart of our estate vineyards. While underneath our beautiful old oak in the middle of our Burn Pile Cabernet Sauvignon Block, you will taste through several of our small lot Cabernet Sauvignons while discovering more about our history, and the family that has farmed this ranch for six generations. We will share our 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. This tour will conclude with a tasting of block-designated wines and a locally sourced lunch at the Scion House, our special new hospitality venue. 48 hours advanced notice is required; please reserve/cancel with 48 hours’ notice and wear comfortable shoes.  No children are permitted for this experience at this time.  

Availability: Thursday - Sunday by Appointment, Weather Permitting (Closed Tuesday)
Capacity: 1-4 Guests
Outdoor Seating: Outdoor for Tour and Lunch (Weather Permitting)
Duration: 2 Hours; Offered Thursday - Sunday at 11AM
Fee: $125 per person (Includes a Locally Sourced Lunch)
Reservations: 48 hour Advance Notice Is Needed for Vineyard Experience.

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 never before poured Silas Cabernet ($145), the new Thomas Meek Natural Ferment Cabernet ($95) and your favorite, Bob's Burn Pile ($95).  We will also spotlight a Library Cabernet for your added enjoyment.  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.  You will also get a rare behind the scenes viewing of our production facility and caves; a Cab Lovers dream!

 

Availability: Daily at 11AM (closed Tuesdays); Reservations Required (48 hours)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Capacity: 1-4 guests
Fee: $150 per person (waived with a case purchase per couple)

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!