Simi Winery

We made our first wine from Sonoma County grapes in 1876 and have been continuously making wine in the same stone cellar in Healdsburg, California since 1890. As we have from the beginning, our wines reflect Sonoma County - a small, scenic and stunningly diverse region along the Pacific Coast.

We own vineyards in two small and specialized sub-districts of Sonoma County--the warmer Alexander Valley where we grow red Bordeaux varieties, and the cooler, foggier Russian River Valley where our Goldfields Vineyard is planted to Chardonnay.

The Alexander Valley

Where Bordeaux Red Grapes Meet with Destiny

Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soils in any wine-growing region of California. It has a long history of dramatic geologic activity from an ancient mudflow that changed the course of the Russian River to earthquake upheavals that redistributed whole sections of land. This created numerous soil types and microclimates and allows our winemakers to produce wines with a great diversity of flavors.

The Russian River Valley

Moving Through Time

Motion defines all rivers. In the case of the Russian River flowing through Sonoma County, the force of the river's current pales when compared to the movement that takes place beneath its surface. There, over eons of time, two vast and restless plates of earth have continually collided to cause soil and rock to upheave.

Along with that, volcanoes have erupted, depositing volcanic ash. The result is complex soil that grapevines and their roots, incredibly sensitive to everything they come into contact with, reflect in fruit structure, aroma and flavor. Proximity to the Pacific Oceans guarantees that vineyards in the Russian River Valley benefit from cooling ocean fog, allowing fruit to develop slowly while maintaining acidity.

Goldfields Vineyard: 105 Acres

This meant-to-be Chardonnay vineyard makes up the heart of our Reserve Chardonnay and also contributes to our Sonoma County Chardonnay. We've planted it to a variety of Chardonnay root stocks, field selections and clones taken from some of the best and oldest vineyards in California. The vineyard's Goldridge and Huichica series soils provide superb drainage. Goldfields' location in a warmer region of the Russian River Valley allows grapes to ripen fully each vintage.

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Simi 'Russian River' Reserve Chardonnay 2015
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88“Entirely barrel-fermented, then aged in French oak, this is a fully fleshy, robust white, plentiful in oak and power. The fruit-forward components are a mix of fig, mango and cinnamon toast.”~VB
Item Number: 31363
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2017
"This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp. The wine opens with complex aromas of fresh straw, green papaya, lime leaf, pink grapefruit, green apple, lemon grass, honeysuckle, and wet stone. Refreshing, forward, zesty flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, white
Item Number: 31297
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Simi 'Sonoma' Chardonnay 2017
" The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw—a color that dramatically sets the stage for what is to come. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with expressive notes of tangerine, white peach, green apple, Meyer lemon, and orange blossom laced with hints of butter, cream, vanilla, and
Item Number: 30450
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
(1)
“Dark garnet in color with a ruby edge. Dark fruit aromas of blackberry, plum, and black cherry, the toasty oak frames and adds depth. Leading into complex notes of cocoa, cassis, pepper, and cedar. Black fruit dominates the entry followed by plum and black cherry with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. A
Item Number: 28851
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Simi 'Landslide' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(1)
Tasting Panel 94 “A stunner: perfume of cassis, beetroot, soil, and coffee lead to cranberry and chalky tannins that swipe across the tongue. The fruit is broad and dark; graphite is evident. The big notes soon level out for a supple mouthfeel. Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tannat, and Malbec
Item Number: 27828
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $215.70
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Simi Merlot 2015
“Deep garnet with a ruby edge. The nose is a compelling mixture of sour cherry, blackberry, and red plum with cocoa, clove, and earthy hints of cedar, bay laurel, and smoky bacon framing the bright fruit. On the palate, bright red fruit, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, and wild berry meld with
Item Number: 27540
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Simi 'Russian River' Reserve Chardonnay 2014
(1)
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"After an initial clarified butter aroma invites one in, this fleshy, full-bodied white is smooth and delicate, taking on body and weight as it develops in the glass. Anise, green Apple and pineapple flavors meet a coterie of toasted oak and smoke."~VB
Item Number: 26166
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Simi 'Sonoma' Chardonnay 2016
(1)
“This Chardonnay reflects flavors from some of the best growing regions throughout Sonoma County, displaying luscious pear and tropical fruits, crisp acidity, gentle oak spice and a creamy mouthfeel.”

Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2016
"This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp. The wine opens with complex aromas of fresh straw, green papaya, lime leaf, pink grapefruit, green apple, lemon grass, honeysuckle, and wet stone. Refreshing, forward, zesty flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, white

Simi 'Stack Pack' Chardonnay 4-187ml
(1)
"The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw with glimmers of golden light—a color that dramatically sets the stage for what is to come. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with expressive notes of pineapple, peach, pear, and green apple. Lifted aromatics of citrus, lightly spiced with

Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Tasting Panel 93 "This is a stunning vintage for one of Alexander Valley’s prestigious labels, with exotic jasmine and sweet black raspberry aromas. Boysenberry and mulberry jam and toast drape the mouth and the continuing parade of expressive fruit become more dramatic and voluptuous. Tannins are

Simi Merlot 2014
"Our 2014 Sonoma County Merlot is deep garnet with a ruby edge. The nose is a compelling mixture of sour cherry, blackberry, and red plum with cocoa, clove, and earthy hints of cedar, bay laurel, and smoky bacon framing the bright fruit. On the palate, bright red fruit, red plum, black cherry,

Simi Merlot 2013
"Deep garnet with a ruby edge, the 2013 Sonoma County Merlot has rich, dark notes of blackberry and plum with cocoa, nutmeg, and earthy hints of cedar and bay laurel. Smoky bacon notes frame bright fruit aromas into a compelling mixture of bright fruit with exotic spice and toast. Red and dark

Simi 'Sonoma' Chardonnay 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This offers great value for the quality, a mix of salty brine, stone and caramel apple that delves into more voluptuous dabs of pineapple. Light-bodied and food-friendly, it shows focused acidity and restrained oak."~VB  "The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw

Simi 'Sonoma' Chardonnay 2014
(1)
"The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw with glimmers of golden light—a color that dramatically sets the stage for what is to come. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with expressive notes of pineapple, peach, pear, and green apple. Lifted aromatics of citrus, lightly spiced with

Simi 'Landslide' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(1)
"This feels densely packed, its black tannins spiced with oak. However, there’s plenty of drive to its acidity, and it opens into a bright cabernet with flavors of black currant, cranberry and bitter chocolate. It’s worth aging for another five years or more."~Winery Notes

Simi Pinot Noir 2014
"Ruby hue in color with a bright edge. A little brooding. Dark, sweet spices of pepper and nutmeg mingle with lifted hints of ginger and smoke. Deep fruit notes of spiced poached pears, dark cherry, plum, and cranberry interlace with savory notes of gingerbread, sage, and fire-toasted oak. An

Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2015
This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc leads with fresh, appealing citrus notes of lime zest, pink grapefruit, and fresh lemon grass followed by green papaya, passion fruit, and green apple. Wet stone adds a mineral component to the aromatics. This wine is fresh, bright, and

Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
(2)
90  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 90 Best Buy "Bold, supple blue fruit gives this cabernet an impression of simple, healthy richness, while that exuberance is held in check by a tannic grip that seems to come from fruit skin as much as oak. It’s already accessible, but may gain additional dimension with a few years

Simi 'Russian River' Reserve Chardonnay 2013
"Simi Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2013, is light straw color with a golden edge, offers forward fruit with minerality, lifted and framed by sweet oak notes and spice. This wine reflects the best of what Russian River Valley fruit can offer; rich, complex wines with depth and agility.

Simi 'Landslide' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
91  Wine & Spirits 
The Tasting Panel 92 "Smooth, rich and elegant with plum, blackberry and cassis; supple, generous and long."  Wine & Spirits 91 "This feels densely packed, it's black tannins spiced with oak. However, there's plenty of drive to its acidity, and it opens into a bright Cabernet with flavors of

Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2014
"This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc leads with fresh and appealing aromas of kefir lime, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, tart apple, honey fig, and hints of lemongrass. This wine is fresh, bright, and crisp. Lively and forward on the palate, our Sauvignon Blanc has zesty

Simi Merlot 2012
"Deep garnet with a ruby edge, the Sonoma County Merlot is spicy, elegant, and versatile with layer after luscious layer of red and black fruit playing off of each other. This wine offers structure and wonderfully balanced acidity. The nose is a treasure trove of dark baking spices including clove

Simi 'Landslide' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with wood grilled rib eye with braised wild mushrooms, lamb loin with red pepper and onions, or pappardelle pasta with tomato and black pepper ragu.  77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, & 1% Tannat This