You can spend days and days drinking wine in Northern California's wine country. But why not try your own hand at blending some of the region's liquid gold? It is a fun way to learn about the properties of wine and your own personal preferences on blends. Ravenswood Winery is a really great spot in Sonoma with a laid back staff that loves nothing better than sharing their stories, their history and their knowledge. It is a great group activity as well and at the end of the day, you get to take home your own custom bottle of your very own creation.
Finding your own tastes, be it culinary or of the liquid variety, is always a fun experience, and Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma Valley makes it easy for you to realize your dream.
The largest producer of Zinfandel in the world (the vineyard produces some 2 million cases each year), Ravenswood was started by visionary Joel Peterson who wanted to produce a strong wine -- hence the motto, "no wimpy wines."
If you're into Custom Blending, you can call ahead and book a class. You'll be greeted with three glasses of Carignone, Zinfandel and Sirah, and you can mix and match till you find one that's unique as your DNA.