The best parts about the winery were the property, the cheese plate and the staff. Scribe is a small, renovated home that has acres on acres of grape vines below it and hills of Oak trees above it. Off to the side, there's an old house and landing strip of palm trees, displaying the history of the land before it became Scribe. Each group who tastes has their own picnic table and member of the staff to explain the wines they're drinking. Ours was an adorable, 27 year old redheaded guy who had worked at wineries all over the world (even South Africa!) and recently became one of the producers at the vineyard. The wines we tried were pretty good, but the best part was the way he explained them. He spoke at the perfect pace with a smooth tone, similar to slowly pouring a glass of wine. It was like having a picnic with a friend on a beautiful morning, who just happened to know a ton about wine.
The cheese plate included a few pieces of cheese with rosemary crackers, herbed olives and spiced nuts. The nuts were coated in butter, sage and salt, going perfectly with the five Chardonnays we tried. He even let us taste one of the special chardonnays, which was a bit muskier because they leave the grape skins on. Our favorite was the cabernet that we ended up buying and had the coolest bottle. Scribe's branding is another place where they shine - heavily appealing to a younger, hipper generation.
The last feature of Scribe that set it apart was the decorating inside the house. It's how I'd like my home in the future to be - rustic and homey with modern accents. Everything was a perfect blend of old wood and new metal, even the bathroom was impeccable.
The next time I go back to Scribe, I am requesting more cheese plates and the number of their interior decorator.