Our New Home: The Historic Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe
One of the most important touchstones of Three Sticks Wines is our ongoing quest for excellence in everything we pursue, embrace and create. This includes the people who make up our team, how we farm our vineyards, how we make our wines. We are certainly a winery with the commitment and resources to pursue excellence, however, like any burgeoning enterprise we must prioritize and take balanced steps to ensure our sustainability and to never sacrifice quality.
In our early years, this meant gathering our team, refining our vineyard practices and plantings, and focusing on state-of-the-art, handcrafted winemaking. With these leading priorities in place, we have now moved forward in securing our home for hospitality in the historic town of Sonoma, California. Of course, it came to no one’s surprise here at Three Sticks that proprietors Bill and Eva Price combined this search with a greater vision – to find a home that reflected our aesthetic and the experience of enjoying our wines, while also making an important contribution to the community.
So, it is with great excitement that we share the news that Three Sticks Wines has acquired The Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe, located just off the town square, and considered one of the oldest occupied residences in Sonoma. We will relocate our administrative offices to the property in summer 2014, and use the existing dining room and living room to host private tastings by appointment only for our allocation members (we will not be open for public tastings), as well as to provide a space for displaying items of local historical interest on both a permanent and rotating basis.
We hope you will take a few moments of your valuable time to CLICK HERE and read the historical overview of The Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe written by former owner and resident, Robert C. Demler, Jr. If you are like us, you will find the prospect of being inside the Adobe -- to share wines with friends and personally experience the building’s deep historical connection to early European California -- both humbling and inspirational. We look forward to the day when we raise a glass together to celebrate goals achieved, and a small slice of our past preserved. Cheers!
The Three Sticks Team
Posted Sketch by Jon Dodge