Situated on the outskirts of the city of Healdsburg in California's Sonoma County, the Alderbrook estate is at the southernmost tip of the Dry Creek Valley, within a stone's throw of the Russian River. On a road map this might not seem significant, but in the world of fine wine, this location is considered one of the best in the region. Although technically located in the Dry Creek Valley appellation, the official border of the Russian River Valley appellation begins close to Alderbrook's 65-acre estate. This gives the winery a unique position at the confluence of these two valleys.
Key People Bryan Parker joined Terlato Wine Group in June 2003, and is the winemaker for Alderbrook Winery. Parker came to Alderbrook Winery from Pine Ridge Winery in Napa Valley, where he was assistant winemaker for two years.
A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in chemistry, Parker earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and also studied viticulture and enology extensively at UC Davis.
Along with a foundation of technical and scientific expertise, Bryan brings a powerful intellectual curiosity and a passion for making great wine.
Special Offers for ZAP Members
Tasting Discount: $5.00 * ZAP Members - no charge for tasting; guests are two for one tasting fee.
Wine Purchase Discount at Winery: 15% on cases 10% on bottles Offers ZAP Members Invitations to Wine Club or Special Events
Winery Founded: 1981 Winery Location Region: Northern Sonoma Cases Produced: 3,000 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $10.00 * Tasting fee waived for ZAP members who present their membership card.
Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our winery’s website for details: www.alderbrook.com
Has a Wine Club: Yes * We created this club specifically for Zinfandel devotees. Club Zinfandel members receive six annual shipments featuring Alderbrook Zinfandel from our estate and various old vine vineyards. See website for details. Offers Winery Tours: Yes Offers Vineyard Tours: Yes Food Available at Winery: Yes * Select artisan cheeses, deli meats, and gourmet goodies. Has a Picnic Area: Yes * Alderbrook is the perfect setting for a Sonoma winery picnic. Our wrap-around veranda and in-the-vineyard lawn offer a stunning wine country view from the comfort of shaded picnic tables. Our tasting room offers everything you'll need: a bottle of wine and glasses, select artisan cheeses, deli meats, and gourmet goodies. We look forward to seeing you!
Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only * Monday-Thursday tours only