Words Of The Winery

Gold! at the North Coast Wine Challenge!

Not to toot our own horn, but….. 2014 Moondance Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley – 91 points! Best of the Best! Gold Medal! And to quote the North Coast Wine Challenge Awards Announcement, “This is no small achievement. Our competition has the honor and distinction of recognizing the best wines produced from California’s prestigious North…

There’s a New Kid on the Block

MOONDANCE CELLARS / ORCHARD STATION December 2016 There’s a new kid on the block with the first name of Howell. The last name is Mountain. Yes, with a name like Howell Mountain one is bound to be big and bold, even a little spicy, yet pleasantly approachable, with a rich softness that brings to mind dark cherry…

Summer is for Sauvignon Blanc

Just for the fun of it. Give them a swirl. Compare the color. Compare the aromas, and then the flavors of the 2013 and the 2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blancs How can a wine made from grapes of the same vineyards and crafted in the same methods appear, smell, and taste so different from…

If a bud breaks, is it broken?

It’s been a beautiful Spring for Winter.  Warm temps, plenty of sunshine, and now a rainy month in the forecast is just what the vineyard doctor ordered.  And No, bud break is not a broken bud.  Bud break is the beginning of the grape growing process.  This year it is early, which is okay. As…

Another Autumn Already!  September 2015

Tasting in the Wine Barn is working out! We hope that if you have not yet visited us at “home”, you will soon.  Bring a picnic.  Plan on spending a couple of hours tasting the wines, petting the horses and dogs (we have a new pup named Mike!), and for you car guys – inhaling…

Awards Tasting

Join us February 14, 2015 in San Francisco.  We will be pouring at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition Awards Tasting.  Cheers!

Moondance Cellars Returns Home

Press Release Moondance Cellars Returns Home “Pop-in” Tastings Feature Home-Grown Cool Santa Rosa, CA, January 23, 2015 Moondance Cellars, one of Sonoma Valley’s long-standing wineries and tasting rooms, has decided to move locations and head home.  Their bonded winery venue, located just south of Sebastopol, CA, houses the furnishings of multiple years of winning winemaking…