Terroir and Genius Loci
It is a unique opportunity to taste wine overlooking the vines where it is grown. Tasting wine in situ gives one a deeper appreciation and understanding of the terroir and personalities that make up what you sense in the glass. Linden’s driving winemaking force is to respect and explore the terroir of our vineyards. We also strive to have Linden’s winery and grounds reflect our unique setting and atmosphere. Linden’s wines are restrained, understated and harmonious. This is also who we are. This sense is our genius loci, or the spirit and character of our place.
What we offer at Linden
We enjoy receiving visitors and sharing our wines and our place. Preserving Linden’s special genius loci while remaining open to the public has often been a tricky balancing act. This makes Linden different than most other wineries in the area. In order to retain a quiet, restrained atmosphere certain restrictions have been put in place. These are not popular with everyone. You may find that Linden is not the place for you. Those looking for a more intimate and thoughtful experience will appreciate what we are doing. We feel an obligation to present both our wines and our place in the right atmosphere.
Linden offers tastings whenever we are open. The fee is $8.00, but no charge to case club members and their guests. We love to share our passion and knowledge of our wines. Linden’s current offerings are posted on our web page under current releases. For those interested in greater depth, we offer on the weekends a special reserve cellar tasting ($25.00 fee). You can sign up for it when you arrive. We taste our single-vineyard wines and older vintages. It happens every hour on the hour from 12:00 to 4:00.
We give an educational in-depth tour of the vineyard and the cellar at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The tour typically lasts 30 minutes. There is no charge for the tour.
Tastings are available to all visitors whenever Linden is open. However, in keeping with our ”quiet and calm“ philosophy, for those who would like to stay to enjoy a glass of wine, Linden’s deck and grounds are only available to members of our Case Club on Saturdays and Sundays. We regret that Linden is unable to accommodate everyone.
Click here to learn more about Linden’s Case Club.
The quietest time to visit Linden is Mondays and Fridays (except of course when we are closed on those days during the winter months). On these days our deck and grounds are available to all visitors (groups up to four only).
Dogs are not allowed in the winery or on the decks. Outside on a leash is fine.