Press & Reviews


Wayfarer awarded 100 Points for The Traveler 2019 Pinot Noir

By Jeb Dunnuck,, July 2021

Lastly, the 2019 Pinot Noir The Traveler, from a suitcase clone selection in the vineyard, is more in the style of the Paige's Ridge and Golden Mean with its more linear, focused, incredibly pure personality. Bright wild strawberries, framboise, candied orange, spring flowers, and exotic spice notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s incredible on the palate, with a medium to full-bodied, flawlessly balanced, multi-dimensional mouthfeel that keeps you coming back to the glass. This is pure… Read More

Sonoma County: Latest Releases from the 2018 Vintage

By Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate, September 2020

Wayfarer has released an absolutely stunning set of 2018s, and these Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are some of the best wines from the vintage. Jayson and Cleo Pahlmeyer and their winemaker, Todd Kohn, have proven that the Wayfarer vineyard, discovered by Helen Turley in 1998 and located down the road from Marcassin, has indisputably earned its reputation as a California grand cru.  Read More

Vinous Live! with Antonio Galloni and Cleo Pahlmeyer

By Vinous, Vinous, May 4, 2020

Watch the conversation between Antonio Galloni and Cleo Pahlmeyer HERE. ••

Spotlight On: Cleo Pahlmeyer

Wine Spectator, October 2019

Cleo Pahlmeyer of Wayfarer and Pahlmeyer talks about her first sip of wine, what she's learned since then, and how her husband's wine knowledge complements hers.Watch the video HERE.  ••

The 13 Highest Scoring Pinot Noirs We Rated in 2018

Wine Enthusiast, January 11, 2019

As we look forward to tasting in 2019, it’s the perfect time of year to take in the best wines we scored in 2018. Here’s your Pinot Noir wish list. Read More

Wayfarer Vineyard | The Tasting with Todd Kohn

By Doug Wilder, purely domestic wine report \ vol. 7.1, December 2018

Wayfarer Vineyard 2015 and 2016 reviews Read More

Sonoma Coast’s New Style of High-Acid Chardonnays

By Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, May 2018

Sonoma Coast producers are embracing a new style of Chardonnay driven by complexity and acidity. Even if you’ve avoided California Chardonnay in the past, you will want to look for bottles from these three coastal regions. Read More

Top 100 Napa and Sonoma Wines of 2017

By James Suckling,, January 4, 2018

There has never been a better time to buy the best of Napa and Sonoma. Take a look at my list of top 100 wines from the regions that we’ve tasted in 2017 because there’s got to be a number of wines – both reds and whites – that you’ll like. From a fresh and balanced 2014 Oakville cabernet to a bold and bright 2015 Sonoma Coast pinot, these are the wines that you must drink. Come and taste the precision and pure fruit character that California does so very well.Most of the wines in the… Read More

USA, Sonoma: Wayfarer

By Lisa Perotti-Brown, October 31, 2017

One of the most impressive vineyard visits I’ve made this year was to the Wayfarer Vineyard in Sonoma Coast’s relatively newly formed Fort Ross-Seaview AVA (established in 2011). Read More

Tasting Wine Before Its Time: Experiencing Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir

By Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile, January 2017

One of the vagaries of tasting and rating Pinot Noir is that the wines are often presented for review shortly before or after release, and often have not recovered from the shock of bottling or had enough time in bottle to develop their full charm. Predicting how Pinot Noir will evolve is a skill that comes with experience, but is tenuous at best and fraught with uncertainty.I had the unique opportunity to taste the 2014 vintage Wayfarer Pinot Noirs on two occasions seven months apart that… Read More