A collaborative micro-winery, tasting room and wine lounge featuring small, handcrafted lots of premium wine poured for you by the people who make them
A garagiste is a winemaker who crafts small lots of wine with passion and care. Garagiste Healdsburg emerged in Spring 2011 from two small wineries’ shared commitment to doing things by hand and sharing the adventure with fellow wine lovers.
Filled with parts of antique winemaking machinery produced by the now-shuttered Healdsburg Machine Shop, the Garagiste Healdsburg tasting room reflects our belief that making wine is like making art. We created the tasting room the same way we built our wineries: with our own hands, and with a lot of advice and help from our friends.
The Cartograph philosophy is simple: to make Pinot Noir of unique character and complexity, you have to start with grapes that demonstrate unique character and complexity. You cultivate them in a climate and soil that suits them perfectly, pick them a little bit early, and use a light touch in the winery and the cellar. The resulting wine, balanced and nuanced, shines on its own and pairs perfectly with food.
Stark Wine began in 2003 with the production of one small lot of Dry Creek Valley Syrah. Since then, the winery has grown to reflect our passion for family, community, art, and sustainability. We combine traditional methods and modern equipment to craft our ultra-premium wine from grapes grown by reputable farmers with proven track records for growing exceptional fruit. These full-bodied, elegant wines were created to be enjoyed with food.
A New Journey
With the 2012 harvest season both Cartograph and Stark Wine separately reached 1000 cases. Given the increased production and the visibility we received in creating the Garagiste Healdsburg space, each winery has chosen to follow it’s own path. Cartograph will be opening a new tasting room one half block from the main plaza at 340 Center Street. Stark Wine will remain at the current location but take over the entire space. It’s been a wonderful adventure and we are all excited about the new steps in this journey.