POSTED ON July 14, 2006 | IN Tasting Rooms | BY joe

Provenance Vineyards is located just past the town of Rutherford on the west side of the road on Highway 29. It’s hard to miss; it is the big red barn-style building. We visited this winery a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday around 11 am.

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Two people were working the tasting room and it seemed as though they didn’t quite have their act together. One was spending most of his time with one customer, a visitor from Germany. The second may have been newly hired, not sure of herself as she made the rounds. All in all, we felt our experience there was a little on the uncomfortable side so we did not stay long.

The tasting fee at Provenance is $10. The wines are extremely good but range in price from $19 for the Sauvignon Blanc to $50 for their top Merlots. Our favorite wine that we tasted was the Sauvignon Blanc. However, we think there are several other wineries that produce a Sauvignon Blanc that is as good or better for around $14 to $16 a bottle.

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