Graton Ridge Cellars
Graton Ridge Winery
Visit our inviting tasting room for the best experience wine country has to offer! Our tasting room offers wines for every taste including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel Port and the “A+” Apple Dessert Wine. We offer cellar tours and barrel tastings whenever possible! We recommend reservations for large groups, however, there may be a chance that you’ll visit the cellar when you come to the tasting room.
Located in beautiful and sunny Sebastopol, California.
- Awarded best red wine.
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As a small family operation, led by Owners Art and Barbara Paul, three generations participate in the cultivation of premium grapes on our Sonoma County estate. The Paul family vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonay. With the guidance of our winemaker, Nick Legg, we transform some of the best wine grapes in the region into handcrafted wines. Each vintage is produced with utmost attention to detail. Nick brings his years of experience to our ranch, helping us to capture a bountiful harvest – and our love of the land – in a glass for your enjoyment.
Art and Barbara’s journey began as high school sweetheart’s at Analy High School in Sebastopol and has culminated in a thriving family business. They are proud that they have raised their two daughters, Kris and Sue here on the apple ranch just as Art was as a small boy. Art’s love of classic cars is evident when he is hauling grapes in his 1953 Chevy truck and pallets of wine on his 1946 GMC flatbed. Barbara is a realtor in Sebastopol serving her customers for the past 18 years. Art and Barbara feel blessed to continue the family farming tradition along with their children and grandchildren.
General Manager – Pat Paulson
Pat has 16 years of management experience in the wine industry at Korbel, Lake Sonoma Winery and Valley of the Moon Winery and is proud to bring her talents to Graton Ridge Cellars.
Marketing – Sue Bonzell
Sue grew up on the Paul Family farm and as a child sold fresh apples and juice at the roadside stand. She made her way to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to earn a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design. Upon returning to Sebastopol, Sue started her own graphic design and marketing company which she ran for ten years. Sue has brought her talents as a designer and marketing manager back to the farm where the family business has again become a way of life. Sue is also a Realtor® along with her mother, as well an on-air personality for local radio station 100.1 KZST as event reporter. You can catch her every Friday morning 8:00am – 9:00am.
Tasting Room Manager – Greg Paulsen
Greg’s true love in life is his family; two beautiful daughters and his incredible wife, Patricia. He loves spending time with them, whether it’s cooking, gardening, bicycling, or sharing a great bottle of wine. After 36 years of sales and marketing for Safeway, Greg has added Graton Ridge Cellars to his family. He really enjoys the atmosphere in the tasting room and especially his customers. Come in and have a glass of wine with Greg, and join the family too.
DOUBLE GOLD! 2013 Russian River Valley Bacigalupi Zinfandel
2011 Russian River Pinot was selected as the best red wine at this International wine competition.
2010 Russian River Valley, Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel – DOUBLE GOLD 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir –
Our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay was featured as Wine of the Week in the Press Democrat on May 2, 2012!