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Glen Ellen / United States


From our first Talisman vintage in 1993, our goal has been to lovingly and delicately craft Pinot Noirs with harmonious balance that will age for many, many years. Our original inspiration came from Scott's father’s amazing Burgundy collection, prompting the realization that these Pinot Noirs can, even after 20 years, possess delicacy, nuance, brightness, intoxicating bouquet, remarkable depth and sensual texture. Our vineyard partners are selected very carefully. We prefer extreme character within an appellation; location, soil, aspect, elevation and personality. Philosophical alignment is paramount, as our growers must also be dedicated to creating top quality, unique, delicious, exquisite wines. We spend a lot of time in these vineyards with our growers, in fact we have a “half day rule” – we only work with vineyards with a proximity wherein we can leave the winery in Sonoma, drive to the vineyard, spend meaningful time, and get back to the winery within half a day. Otherwise we simply would not be able to go often enough. Our objectives are to guide beautifully grown Pinot Noir grapes from these various single vineyards into the bottle; to express their individuality – we want all our wines to be different from each other; like children, with a thread of commonality but with very different personalities.

Wine Varietals

Pinot Noir

Wine Types

Red Wine


 Bicycle Friendly
Family Owned
 Pet Friendly
 Private Tasting


Hours OPEN

  • Sunday12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Monday12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • TuesdayClosed to the Public
  • WednesdayClosed to the Public
  • Thursday12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Friday12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday12:00 pm - 05:00 pm


Cancellation Policy

Please cancel within 24 hours to avoid credit card charge.

Deposit Policy

Reservations can be made as late as 24 hours in advance. Otherwise please call the tasting room for last minute appointments.