13651 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen
Our experience with Talisman Winery was fantastic. The pinot noir is some of the best I’ve had and the rose (a surprise)was extraordinary.Marta who owns the winery with her husband is a lovely person who also supports local artists at her tasting room by displaying jewelry and artwork.I highly recommend you try their wines. If you live in North Jersey you can find them at Xplor wine in Demarest. If you are able to visit Marta at their tasting room you should. You won’t be disappointed.
My wife and I own Xplor Wine in Demarest NJ and have carried Talisman Pinot Noir since we opened in October 2019. We already knew Talisman crafted amazing Pinot Noirs, but we have never visited their beautiful tasting room in Glen Ellen, CA. For context, we've visited approximately 200 wineries/tasting rooms in the last 20+ years and can definitively say that our recent visit was one of our best experiences ever. If you love Pinot Noir, we highly recommend you schedule an appointment. If you're lukewarm about about Pinot Noir, visiting Talisman could turn you into a rabid fan.
We were lucky to visit when Martha (co-owner) was there. She was a super host and answered our numerous questions and made us try their key wines. Awesome Pinot Noirs! They also experiment with Nebbiolo (Italian native grape variety), that was interesting. Good experience for PN lovers.
My husband and I did a wine tasting at Talisman. The tasting room and experience is located in the quaint town of Glen Ellen. We were fortunate to have Marta educate us on their family business that includes an extensive selection of Pinot Noirs. The wines are wonderful and we really enjoyed the intimate tasting experience and the hospitality at Talisman Wine. We highly recommend visiting this winery on your next trip to the Sonoma area!
I write this with trepidation and one of the best kept secrets for Pinot lovers is about to get blown. I go between guarding the secret and sharing with all of you. Oh well. Pinot fans rejoice. An amazing hidden gem lives in Glen Ellen. A throwback to when the valley was sleepy and felt like you were visiting your neighbors backyard for a sip of wine. Talisman is that and more Greeted with a tasting menu with our names on it. A tasteful table for two was setup. What unfolded was an epic journey through some amazing wines. There is a flavor profile for everyone in the sample we tried. Check out the pictures of the grape growers and then sample this wines. Pricier than most but oh so good. Do yourself a favor. Save your money. Eat a little less and come down to experience some Pinot. Do not leave without getting some bottle even just one. Keep it yourself or share with someone you think can appreciate what you will have. Definitely a return is planned for this new fan!!
Great atmosphere. Loved the outdoor seating and super dog friendly. Rebecca gave us a really enjoyable tasting experience. Excellent Pinots!
Amanda was amazing. I had such a great experience here! Cutest place ever. They had amazing wine and Amanda was so attentive and gave so much information about it all. I loved my experience!
Grayson was amazing. Wine was amazing. Variety of wines given was amazing. Service was amazing. Ambiance/street corner location was amazing. Overall experience... AMAZING!
I can't stress enough, how wonderful Talisman is and how glad I am to be a member. First, their Pinots are absolutely delicious. And you know exactly where they come from. This is a very small business and everyone is amazing. The owners even drive deliveries down to the South Bay during COVID so even if we have trouble visiting the tasting room, we still get to enjoy the wine. I've known Amanda, the manager, now for all the years I've been a member (I think at least four?) and she knows my palate and chooses my wines whenever it's time for a shipment. We also share a birthday so I have a special place for her in my heart . This is a difficult time for all of us, and especially small, family owned businesses. It's important that we do what we can to continue to support those we cherish so that when this year has come and gone, our go-to establishments are still thriving. Talisman is the only winery I'm a member of and I couldn't be more proud and satisfied. If you're up in Glen Ellen or just want a shipment of wine delivered to your front door by the owners themselves, give them a call.
Great variety of Pinot noir's! Staff was super friendly and helpful. Worth the trip to Glen Ellen. Highly recommended!
We really enjoyed the wines and the tasting. The Pinot was especially good, but they do not make anything but great wines. The tasting was also unhurried and informative.
This winery was recommended to us by another winery’s club manager. We immediately called and headed out for a tasting. All I can say is just go visit! You will not be disappointed.
Nice experience, knowledgeable staff.
This has some of the best Pinot Noirs in entire wine tasting area. They are on the pricier side but it is so worth it. The also serve two roses as options which are my favorites especially the Dawson Rose. They are flexible with the wine club as to when you pick it up, holding, etc. A tasting is about $30 I believe, but waived if you buy three bottles. If you join the club, it's a free tasting for up to four people each time. The service here is just impeccable. Amanda, the wine club manager is so responsive and accommodating. If you are looking for an amazing tasting in a cute town, this is it. Stop by and try the pinots. You can't pass it up. Then just take a quick walk to other nearby wineries. No driving needed in between.
Amazing Pinot Noirs!! Margaret Koski did a great job introducing us to the wines and the vineyards that produce the grapes.Loved the pictures of the owners and their pooches
13651 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442