There shouldn’t be a vineyard in Point Reyes Station, at least by conventional measurements. The climate out here ought to be too extreme for wine grapes, with chilly temperatures and whipping winds. These stretches of western Marin County are dairy country, not Wine Country. It’s cows, not Cabernet, that dot the rolling green pastures.
Yet a vineyard does exist here, and has for 30 years. Along Highway 1, peeking out beyond the southernmost tip of Tomales Bay, is Point Reyes Vineyards, where sloping rows of Champagne grapes overlook a homey, Tuscan-farmhouse-style tasting room and a small inn.