Keith Tulloch is a fourth-generation winemaker who creates small-batch premium drops. His estate has one of the most inviting tasting settings in the region, upstairs overlooking the vineyard. They invite you to take your time over the nine or so wines in the basic tasting and to linger to enjoy the atmosphere. You can taste premium wines for $25. There's also a chocolate shop and the excellent restaurant Muse Kitchen here.

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