E16 Winery
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E16 Winery

Russian River Valley

Our Story

Located in Somerset, E16 Winery is built into a hillside vineyard along a wooded creek with a charming footbridge and shaded terrace. We offer unique visitor experiences with the relaxed charm of El Dorado County in a tasting room and a subterranean cavern. The wines of two distinct brands are served at both venues.

E16 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay (all rated 90 pts or more) are sourced from the Russian River Valley and Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, and the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County.

Baby Rattlesnake Syrah and Grenache Blanc are sourced from grapes grown on our mountain vineyard in the Fair Play AVA. The property is located five miles south of Somerset and above the middle fork of the Cosumnes River where the growing season is marked by warm, dry conditions.

This attention to detail continues in the cellar where even the smallest decision can have a great impact. Daniel’s 30-plus years of success confirm his belief that handling grapes with the lightest possible touch is the only way to capture the full expression of a grape’s persona.

The combined efforts of Robert and Daniel are manifested in the creation of two separate programs, E16 and Firefall, with a common goal of making wines that express a sense of place, longstanding partnerships with growers, and distinction in the bottle.

Meet the Winemaker

Adam Smith


  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Tours
  • Private Tours*
  • Wine Club
  • Scenic Views
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Picnic Area
  • Wine Caves
  • Outdoor Games
  • Unique Architecture
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Large Groups OK
  • RV/Bus Parking
  • Event Space


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