Andrew Lane Wines
Four miles northeast of downtown St. Helena, Andrew Lane winery doubles as the personal residence of owner Andrew Dickson. Established in 1978 by Andrew’s father Dave, the winery is now a professional 2,000-case business run by chief winemaker Andrew and his brother Lane. The company specializes in unusual “fruit-forward” varietals such as Gamay Noir (similar to a Pinot Noir). Free tastings are available by appointment and are held in a small, garage-like tasting room decorated with original artwork. With enough advance notice, Andrew will also serve his guests a breakfast of homemade Cabernet Franc jelly on freshly baked English muffins.
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