Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, Estate 1856 is a boutique, family-owned winery specializing in small, hand-crafted lots of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.
Brian and Janice Schmidt proudly carry on a tradition of farming their ancestors land originally purchased in 1856 by Duvall Drake Phillips, the first generation to live and farm in Dry Creek Valley.
Winemaker Janice Schmidt a graduate of U.C. Davis, refine her winemaking skills for over 20 years, working at well renowned wineries such as Jorden with Rob Davis and the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff.
2015 DUVALL'S PROSPECT BORDEAUX BLEND 145 cases produced • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition • 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition • 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2015 MALBEC 85 cases produced • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition • DOUBLE GOLD 2017 Grand Harvest Awards
2015 PETIT VERDOT 105 cases produced • 91 POINTS 2018 Critic's Challenge International Wine Competition • DOUBLE GOLD MEDALÂ 2018 International Women's Wine Competition • GOLD MEDAL 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition
2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 110 cases produced • GOLD MEDAL 93 POINTS 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition