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“Always exceptional”

Carol Shelton Wines
Ranked #37 of 105 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We take about two pilgrimages to Wine Country per year. Stopping at Carol Shelton Winery is a mandatory event. There wines are very, very good. Some are over the top exceptional. The wine tasting room in front is small but personable. Events that open the back room and second wine bar are even better. This is a don't miss winery. The location is not at a winery but rather in a business district of Santa Rosa. Close to the 101 if you googlemap find it.... but very much worth it.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

When we drove into the industrial estate that this tasting room was located, we almost didn't go in because it was not what we were expecting. Thankfully, we got over our initial hesitation because the wines and service were great - we even got a quick tour around the warehouse where the wines were made. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop for the wines! The location --in an industrial park--is certainly not scenic....and the shop is small and a bit crowded -- but the wines are really outstanding and the staff is friendly. Come here to taste some really great wines (esp their Zins!) ---and that you can afford to buy....then go to other wineries for their views

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

When you visit Sonoma County you need to drive around all the "valleys" in order to experience the many fine winemakers. They are mostly estate wineries with vineyards spread over many acres of rolling farmland. They are beautiful estates and some are rich with history and wildlife. Go. See them.

Then you need to visit Carol Shelton Wines. As mentioned, they are located in a multi-tenant building inside an industrial park with several other wine makers. In fact, everyone in the complex has something to do with wine making. It's not pretty but no worries. You are there for the wine and the people who make the wine.

When we visited the Carol Shelton tasting room we met Carol Shelton. She was there and dropped in the tasting room to say hi. She explained how she buys grapes from specific growers in order make her wines. While there we tasted wines from Mendicino, Lodi, and of course Sonoma County.

I rated this visit Very Good because I think Excellent is reserved for the estate wineries that do have it all. But I would like to continue the trend that all great wines do not come from estate wineries.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Before visiting, our group of 6 didn't know about Carol Shelton. So upon arrival in this industrial park setting, you are very skeptical. However, we truly had the best time! The wines were wonderful, we met Carol herself, and she even gave us a brief tour of the wine making process. I highly recommend visiting to any one! Thanks again Carol and staff!

Thank Laurie S
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