April 30, 2018

Kelseyville: Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill; things to do


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Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill  5625 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville, west lake, (707) 279-2995.  Daily 11am-5pm.  Tastings:  wines $5-$7; olive oil $5. 

Set upon the former St. Gregory’s monastery and named for a town in Cornwall, England, this winery is known for its well-priced red wines and Chardonnays.  My favorites are the 2016 Chardonnay (a double-gold San Francisco Chronicle winner), the 2014 Red Hills Malbec (which I ordered later with dinner at the Park Place restaurant), and the 2015 Catspaw Merlot (who could resist that name?--not me!).  A variety of olive oils is also produced on site.  Though I like all that I tasted, my favorite was one flavored with blood orange.  Surprisingly, I especially enjoyed it poured over vanilla ice cream.  Who knew? 

exterior of Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California
exterior of Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California


wine tasting at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California
wine tasting at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California


olive groves at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California
olive groves at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California


olive oil tasting at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California
olive oil tasting at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California


olive oil soap at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California
olive oil soap at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill in Kelseyville, California

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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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