Question: What's better than wine tasting in April?
Answer: Wine tasting at Martin Estate in April.
It was perfect weather for wine - sunny and warm - and there was a light breeze carrying the scent of dry soil and early orchard blossoms. We had set out early that morning and already hit two other vineyards for tastings and lunch, and the 20 minute drive north to the Rutherford Appellation gave us all much needed tastebud rehab time.
Martin Estate is not open to the public and it's easy to miss from the road. The one lane road from the highway to the estate is hidden behind an intricate wrought iron gate and ivy covered stone walls.
We were greeted in the small parking area by Petra and Greg, the husband and wife team who own and operate the w…
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