No plan? Noooo problem! The visionary founders behind Bricoleur are Sonoma natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson who chose a winery name that means “without a plan” and a tour at this elaborate estate leaves the impression that the Hansons are just getting started!
This new winery and events venue near Windsor has it all: 22 acres of estate vineyard, solar power, a recycled water system, guest houses, an olive grove, orchards, flower gardens, bocce courts, yoga classes, a fish pond, picnic sites, and a garden-driven culinary program that sets the standard for wineries in Sonoma County. The hospitality center is an expansive space with soaring vaulted ceilings that can be configured for any type of group event.
The Bricoleur winemaker is a true legend of California wine, Cary Gott, who not only founded two successful wineries but has worked as winemaker and consulting winemaker at several illustrious California wineries. Gott knows a thing or two about Zinfandel! The Bricoleur estate vineyards produce Pinot noir and Chardonnay, and the expressive Zinfandels are sourced from very old vines in Alexander Valley.
Bricoleur tastings always involve food pairing. The full time chefs team helmed by Evan Castro works with the winemaker to create dishes that pair perfectly with Bricoleur wines. There are several tasting flights to choose from and if you like to go big you can arrange to experience a seated group dinner at the table in the state of the art kitchen. The winery can provide you with box lunches if you prefer to picnic at one of the venues on the extensive grounds, and you can even arrange to have a group food and wine event paired with bocce ball!