Great wines and interesting museum.
Unlike thiswinerysucks, I found it interesting and friendly in 2004. In fact, we joined their club for a year and still have several of their wines aging in our cellar. The only negative thing I can remember was that it was hard to find.
This intimate winery boasts a quirky past and hillside picnic areas with panoramic views.. The Background A small museum adjacent to the tasting room contains artifacts ranging from an antique carriage to soil samples and ancient agricultural tools. Most interesting are displays on the property's colorful history, which included a stint as a correctional facility for "female miscreants." Homage is also paid to the property's eccentric personalities, including Hungarian Count Agosthon Haraszthy and Kate Johnson, owner of 200 Angora cats.
The Experience The tasting room is located next to a replica of an 1857 Pompeian-style villa. Inside, the cozy room houses a long tasting bar, a small wood-burning stove and a variety of wine- and food-related merchandise. For $5, guests can sample five varieties; Bart Park's wine can only be purchased at the winery. Pick up a bottle and some snacks and settle into the picturesque picnic area overlooking fields of vines, or explore the property's three miles of hiking trails.