History & Heritage with Hyde Estate Winery

I was first introduced to Hyde Estate Winery when Paul and I visited Napa Valley last spring. We had stopped into their incredible tasting room where we had the pleasure of meeting Larry Hyde and his trusty sidekick Micha. It was one of the most peaceful and beautiful wineries that we visited during our time there.

My co-host had never tried their wines before so when they sent us two bottles of their newer vintages we split them up accordingly. Paul and I had spent prior dinner dates enjoying the 2012 Pinot Noir and Syrah so I chose this podcast to uncork their Merlot and it was absolutely delightful! Nick had very positive things to say about the Pinot Noir and his poke bowl pairing, of which I was very jealous of.

Chris Hyde, President & Managing Partner of both Hyde Estate and Hyde Vineyards, walked us through their estate-grown wines and explained the unique make-up of their tasting room. Hyde Vineyards was founded by Chris's father Larry Hyde in 1979 and it has remained within the family since.

If you ever have the chance to spend a day in the heart of Carneros, Hyde Estate Vineyards should be one of the first on your list. And, if you are unable to visit any time soon but want a taste of their incredible wines, you can can join their Wine Club for access to new releases, discounts, and ongoing shipments.


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