Three Sticks Wine
Welcome to your wine sanctuary off of Sonoma Square! Three Sticks Wine is housed in a beautifully renovated historic Adobe house that was originally built in 1842. The property, story and wines are all spectacular and a perfect oasis away from the hustle and bustle in downtown Sonoma.
Arriving through the parking lot (a bonus in Sonoma square!), your first impression of Three Sticks is a beautiful mural on the wall. As you enter through the gate, you’ll see butterflies, a fountain, a chandelier and other seemingly random objects painted on the wall.
The eclectic feel continues into the gardens. There is a fire pit with different chairs, a longer stone table under a pergola. This spaces are purposefully set apart to really allow groups to feel like they're in an intimate environment.
On our visit, we were seating inside the side building with just us and our host Amie. Amie was a truly lovely host, talking us through the Three Sticks story and each of the wines. Three Sticks was founded by Bill Price, who had a storied career as a businessman before entering the wine business full time. He and his wife Eva purchase the historic Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe in 2012. The Adobe is the longest occupied residence in Sonoma and the Price’s have done a fabulous job honoring the history while ushering new life into the space. They worked with acclaimed designer Ken Fulk to curate the space with murals, furniture and other artifacts. Many of the pieces Ken introduced into the space are from the same era as the Adobe, but from different parts of the world.
There is a personal touch to so much of the art and design of the Adobe. The name Three Sticks is a reference to Bill Price, who’s full name is Richard Price III. It’s clear the winery and wine is so much more than a business to the Price family, their personal history now weaving into the history of the property.
Wine highlights for us were all about the Chardonnays. Three Sticks owns several vineyards around Sonoma County and focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. We enjoyed all of the wines we tried, but for us the Chardonnays were truly something special.
We loved the personal, sit down tasting style of our visit as well as being able to walk around with a glass and see all of the beautiful art. We even walked by the mural we passed by as we were coming in, where each seemingly random object made sense after touring the whole property. There is so much to look at and enjoy at the Adobe; we can’t wait to go back and enjoy it again!
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