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Michel-Schlumberger winery

 


   Michel-Schlumberger winery venture was started in 1979 by a Swiss-native, Jean-Jacques Michel. Jean-Jacques loved Bordeaux wines, and so decided to focus (like his friend Tom Jordan, owner of Jordan Winery) on the Bordeaux varietals. The wines, orginally labeled Domaine Michel, were made in a traditional style and demanded some aging time to show their true characters.
     In 1993, Jacques Schlumberger became the owner of the winery, and the label was changed to Michel-Schlumberger starting with the 1991 vintage. In 1997, the vineyards went through an overall replanting due to phyloxera. With all new plant material and high quality clones, the future wines should definitely be worth trying.



  Wines Offered: The winery has always been a reference for Bordeaux varietals in the valley. Check out their Pinot Blanc too.

  Marc's selection:
  •   Cabernet Sauvignon: A rich, voluptuous offering that shows numerous layers of flavors. This wine definitely needs some time to age, but will please Cabernet Sauvignon lovers in 3-5 years when the different elements come together to form a complex wine.


    Amenities:

  • Free tour and tasting by appointment at 11 AM and 2 PM daily
  • Private tour and tasting for groups of 8 or more ($10 dollar charge/person)
  • Picnic tables
  • Available for special events: Dinners, Corporate meetings (professional kitchen on site)
  • Gift shop
  • Wine club


    Contact: Sally Anthony
    Address: 4155 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
    Tel: 707-433-7427
    Web site: www.michelschlumberger.com
    Open seven days a week, by appointment.