Wineries / Cloverdale
Fritz Underground Winery
A natural wonder that doubles as a winery, Fritz Underground Winery is indeed underground. Fritz takes advantage of its cavernous location and harnesses gravity to create its wine. By forgoing pumps and other electric equipment, Fritz’s winemakers not only cut down on carbon consumption, but also preserve flavor nuances lost when heavy machinery is brought in.
You can reserve a tour of Fritz’s underground wine operation on the weekends for $20 a person where you get to taste some gravity-flow wine straight from the barrel.
From US-101 South, take the exit toward Dutcher Creek Road/Stewarts Point. Turn right on Theresa Drive for one block. Turn left on Dutcher Creek Road for 2.4 miles. Fritz Underground Winery is on the right.