The Sonoma Valley was once called “Valley of the Moon” by its former inhabitants. This winery at Glen Ellen has real history: the original buildings and site opened in 1863, transferred through several owners before being transformed to today’s special facility. The vineyard reach also includes Dry Creek, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Mountain. The star of the property’s production, fittingly named Cuvee de la Luna 06 is a cabernet dominant blend with merlot, malbec, franc and petit verdot. Or you can try Sonoma County Cabernet 06, Zinfandel 07, Sangiovese 07, Syrah 06 or Carneros Pinot Noir 08. On a more serious note is the 1940s vineyard Sonoma Valley Estate Old Vine Zinfandel 05. For white wine try Russian River Chardonnay 09 (unwooded), or if a little more serious, cool Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 08 and for a real delight, austere-pitched, wood-aged Sonoma County Pinot Blanc 08.