Located on the winery’s historic 470-acre ranch in the Alexander Valley, the new Tasting Room/Hospitality House is scheduled to open summer of 2018
GEYSERVILLE, CA; December 12, 2017 – Family owned and farmed since 1858, the Robert Young Estate Winery, one of California’s most renowned winemaking properties, has broken ground on their new hospitality and tasting house in Geyserville just north of Healdsburg.
The new building will be named the Scion House to honor the six generations ‑ including current family members, Fred, Jim, JoAnn and Susan ‑ that have farmed this stunning Alexander Valley property over the past 160 years.
The Scion House will feature a new entrance located at 5102 Red Winery Road in Geyserville just north of Healdsburg. It is within a few hundred yards of the winery and former tasting room location. The new driveway winds through the estate Cabernet Sauvignon Block 6. The 2,260 square foot building will include a main tasting room, two private rooms, a communal area, two booth areas and an outdoor fire pit. Once at the Scion House, guests will be personally greeted by one of Robert Young’s hospitality hosts.
“The Scion House is focused entirely on the guest experience,” says Mark Evans, General Manager of Robert Young. “The convenient location, elegant design and sweeping 360-degree views of the Alexander Valley guarantees that everyone will have a memorable wine country experience. This will give visitors an opportunity to taste and purchase many of the new, exclusive, small-lot wines we will be releasing soon. These limited bottlings, showcasing the diversity of our vineyard and the creativity of our winemaking team, will only be available at the winery or to club members.”
Tours and tastings at the Scion House will be primarily by-appointment, but the winery will accept walk-in guests on a first come first serve basis depending on availability.
“Our family is down to earth,” says Fred Young Founder of Robert Young Estate Winery. “We like our guests to feel at home when they come to visit and taste our wines. We want them to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Alexander Valley, the serenity of our vineyards and the strong character of our wines.”
The new Scion House building was conceived and designed by Wade Design of San Anselmo. Their goal was to create a warm, casual and authentic setting. Wade Design is highly-regarded for their work designing high-end wineries and private estates throughout Northern California.
About Robert Young
Robert Young, a 3rd generation farmer whose family had owned and worked the land since 1858, was the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in the Alexander Valley in 1963. Robert was a pioneer farmer and viticulturalist who developed the now extensively planted Chardonnay Clone 17 in the early 90’s. He also developed the family’s 470-acre ranch and established it as a leader in the Sonoma County grape growing business. In 2001, Robert and his four children built the Robert Young Estate Winery to make world-class Chardonnay and Bordeaux reds from estate fruit that had previously been sold to some of California’s most elite producers. Today, the winery uses micro-viticulture techniques and small-lot winemaking methods to create Chardonnays and Bordeaux reds that are true to their Alexander Valley terroir. Several new wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Rose, will be introduced in 2018.