La Crema @ Saralee’s Vineyard 3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA 95492
This was a very special day. My sister & I share the same birthday 3 years apart and I wanted to surprise her with a special day to honor the amazing woman she is and celebrate our priceless sisterhood. Her favorite wine is La Crema’s Pinot Noir. She actually turned me on to this one as I am more of a Cab/Red Blend girl but she has given me a new appreciation for Pinots thank to La Crema’s Pinot!
Through my trip research I discovered La Crema had 2 destinations in the Sonoma wine region. Located in Healdsburg is La Crema’s Tasting Room and in Windsor is picturesque La Cema @ Saralee’s Vineyard. This location is nestled in the Russian River Valley in a historic 1900s barn. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. The interior is rustic with a modern flair.
I chose the Saralee’s location for two reasons. One, it was a closer drive for us from our rental house in Sonoma and secondly, they offered a fabulous Picnic for 4 Wine Tasting that spoke to me! I called and was so happy to discover that we could get a reservation while in town for our trip. (Do plan in advance for something like this during high season).
La Crema @ Saralee’s Vineyard offers 5 amazing experiences to choose from, I chose Saralee’s Picnic Experience because it was the perfect fit for a birthday celebration. This tasting is designed for 4 people in a formal setting presented by a Wine Educator/Chef. A menu of specialty foods & 5 La Crema wines is served and a picnic basket donning the La Crema logo is yours to take home. All for $150.
This was a memory we will cherish. Our chef was pleasantly fun, very informative and a delight. We sat on the back patio with a beautiful view of the grounds. The wine was fabulous, so of course, we brought several bottles home, one was enjoyed with our steak dinner that night! A visit to La Crema @ Saralee’s Vineyard is well worth the wine and the experience!