The Legacy of Trione Vineyards & Winery Grows After three generations helped build Trione to its current status, they're about to launch a new product in the spring. BY TOURING & TASTING
Photos courtesy of Trione Vineyards & Winery
A family spends a little time on the bocce court with the Trione building in the background.
“ From vine to bottle, a gentle, hands-on approach is applied.”
Last year when the 2015 Sonoma County Harvest Fair honored the Trione family with the esteemed Methuselah Award for their lifetime contribution to the Sonoma County Wine Industry, the timing couldn’t have been better. The year 2015 also marked the 10th year making wine under their own label. Through the decades, three generations—Henry Trione, sons Mark and Vic, and Mark’s daughter Denise—have developed an outstanding reputation for producing premium grapes and outstanding wines. Their portfolio now includes a Bordeaux blend that pays homage to Henry, the family’s patriarch, fittingly called Henry’s Blend.
As owners of five ranches and cultivators of close to 700 vineyard acres in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast, the Triones strive to bring in quality fruit and craft small lots of premium wines. Their winemaker, Scot Covington, believes that handwork is paramount. From vine to bottle, a gentle, hands-on approach is applied. This technique is duly appreciated with each release, and the wines win many awards. One case in point: The 2014 Trione Sauvignon Blanc received the Sweepstakes Award for Best White Wine at the 2015 Sonoma County Harvest Fair and was awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Trione’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility and tasting room was built alongside Sonoma County’s historic Old Stone Building, dating back to 1908. The storied building, carefully erected to be earthquake proof, features the area’s first concrete floor and magnificent Douglas fir beams. The Trione family treasure their local history, and they were able to retain the original bond number, 350, once given to their winery’s predecessor, Nervo Winery.
Guests are encouraged to unwind at the bocce courts, play bocce, and enjoy their vantage point of the Alexander Valley. They’re also invited to return to attend the winery’s next outstanding food and wine event. And this spring, they’ll want to return again for the pop of the cork when the Triones release their first sparkling wine.
What to Buy '12 Russian River Pinot Noir - $39
Sea air, forest floor, black cherry, hints of truffle, sage
'12 Primitivo Alexander Valley, Home Ranch - $37
Spice, black currant, cedar, blackberries
'10 Cabernet Sauvignon - $67
Black currant, allspice, clove
Culinary events, bocce courts, pet friendly, wine club events, weddings.
19550 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, CA 95441