Lichen’s cozy tasting room looks like a little yellow house, surrounded by gently rolling hills. The patio is a welcoming place to enjoy a glass – or bottle – of wine along with your picnic lunch as you admire the view. The helpful tasting room staff is happy to guide you through tasting both the still and sparkling pinots, including an unusual white pinot noir which balances floral and mineral flavors without being sweet. The pinot noir include the Estate, composed of the best five barrels of pinot noir for a silky, rich wine, and the Solera, created from the best recent vintages, for a complex and multi-layered wine. Sparklers include the Grand Cuvée, with its fine bubbles and yeasty, fresh flavor in the Champagne style, and the bright, fruity Blanc de Noir, made from pinot noir grapes.
Lichen Estates is open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are located at 11001 County Road 151 in Boonville. $10 tasting fee is refunded with purchase. Call (707) 895-7949 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Pet friendly, wheelchair accessible.