Experience Sonoma Valley Wineries

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Sonoma Valley WineriesSonoma Valley wineries are located in and around the towns of Kenwood and Sonoma. Experience friendly tasting rooms, world-class wines, and gourmet restaurants.

Sonoma Valley Wineries include the sub appellations of Bennett Valley, Sonoma Mountain, and Carneros. The Carneros Appellation is located in the southern end of the Sonoma Valley against the north edge of the San Francisco Bay.

The cool sea breezes allow the grapes to ripen slowly and results in rich full-bodied Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. Some Merlots are grown in the warmer areas of this area.

Find Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards growing on the floor of the Valley where temperatures are warm. Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs thrive in the cooler areas. Spicy Zinfandel is grown on the cooler hillsides.

The long ripening season on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain are perfect for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignons. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are grown in the sunnier mountain areas.

Sonoma Scenery

The Sonoma Valley is a picturesque setting for a getaway. There are many Sonoma Valley wineries that worth visiting. Wine tasting is the favorite activity, but there are lots of other choices for things to do in the region.

Options include cooking classes, car racing, vintage aircraft rides, theater, biking, hiking, art galleries, gourmet dining, hot air ballooning, shopping, horseback riding, and spa services.


Sonoma Valley Wineries

Sonoma Valley Winery Map
 


Arrowood SignArrowood Vineyards & Winery
Address: 14347 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (800) 938-5170
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
As you explore Sonoma Valley wineries, enjoy a sweeping view of the Sonoma Valley from the veranda of Arrowood Winery. Arrowood produces a wide variety of wines always using grapes from this region.


Bartholomew Park Winery
Address: 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, California 95476
Telephone: (707) 935-9511
Open daily 11 AM – 4:30 PM.
Bartholomew Park Winery specializes in limited production single vineyard wines. In addition to wine tasting visitors can also enjoy 3 miles of hiking trails, a museum, and beautiful grounds including secluded oak-shaded picnic tables.


Benziger Family WineryBenziger Family Winery
Address: 1883 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (888) 490-2739
Open daily.
*Tours *Caves
Benziger is a leader in biodynamic grape growing practices that result in outstanding wines. Their Biodynamic Vineyard Tram Tour is one of the best tours we’ve taken. You are driven through the vineyards, visit the fermination facility, and walk through the wine caves. This 45 minute winery tour also includes wine tasting. While visiting Sonoma Valley wineries, this tour is a “must do”.


Sonoma Valley WineriesBlackstone Winery
Address: 8450 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA
Telephone: 707.833.1999
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Blackstone has another tasting room in Monterey in case you are visiting the Central Coast. In addition to affordable well balanced wines such as their California Merlot (the number one selling domestic red wine in the country), they also produce limited quantities of reserve wines.


B.R. Cohn WineryB.R. Cohn Winery
Address: 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (800)330-4064
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
*Picnics *Weddings
B.R. Cohn produces fine wines, olive oils, and vinegars. They have a lovely tasting room that was once a stagecoach stop for Wells Fargo. Enjoy great wines. A great stop for a picnic. As you explore Sonoma Valley wineries, this winery is definitely worth a stop.


Buena Vista WineryBuena Vista Carneros
Address: 18000 Old Winery Rd., Sonoma, CA
Telephone: (800) 296-1266
Open daily 10 – 5 PM
*Caves *Tours
Buena Vista Carneros specializes in Pinto Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.


Charles Creek Vineyard
Address: 483 First St. West, Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: (707) 996-6622
Charles Creek produces Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Chateau St. Jean WineryChateau St. Jean
Address: 8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA
Telephone: (707) 833-4134
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Weddings *Tours *Picnics *Bocce
Enjoy the beautiful gardens and fine wines being poured at Chateau St. Jean, including limited production reserve wines.


Cline Cellars Cline Cellars
Address: 24737 Arnold Drive/Highway 121 Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: (800)546-2070
Open daily 11 AM – 4 PM
*Picnics *Weddings
Enjoy lush landscaping and great wines at this winery. Cline Cellars produces distinctive Rhone style wines and intensely flavorful Zinfandels.


Deerfield Ranch Winery
Address: 1310 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, CA
Telephone: 888-518-6387
Open for wine tasting by appointment only
*Caves
This winery specializes in producing small lots of handcrafted wine.


Enkidu
Address: Tastings done at Grange Sonoma, 23570 Hwy. 121, Sonoma, CA
Telephone: (707) 939-3930
Open by appointment only until wine tasting room opens in 2008.
This Sonoma Valley winery focuses on the varieties grown in Burgundy and the Rhone Valley of France. Their wines include Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Rose.


Eric Ross WineryEric Ross Winery
Address: 14300 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: 707-939-8525
Open Thursday-Monday 11 AM – 5 PM.
Eric Ross Winery produces a variety of wines including Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Port.


Gloria Ferrer Winery & Caves Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Address: 23555 Hwy. 121, Sonoma, CA
Telephone: (707) 996-7256
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
*Cave Tours *Weddings
Gloria Ferrer is located in a picturesque setting. They produce fantastic sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah.


Gundlach Bundschu WineryGundlach Bundschu Winery
Address: 2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: 707 938 5277
Open daily from 11AM to 4:30PM
Gundlach Bundschu Winery produces a variety of wines including small lots of vineyard specific wines.


Imagery Estate WineryImagery Estate Winery
Address: 14335 Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (877) 550-4278
*Art *Picnic
Imagery wines are sold only through the winery. Our favorites are the Viognier, Zinfandel, and Muscat. We love visiting this winery. It’s a great place for a picnic. Be sure to ask about the framed artwork on display. All of the artwork is also labels used by the winery. Ask to hear the stories behind the art. They will let you go into the reserve tasting room to see the art in that room as well.
Whenever I visit Sonoma Valley wineries, I make the time to visit Imagery.


Jacuzzi Family WineryJacuzzi Family Vineyards
Address: 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476
Telephone: (707) 931.7575
Open daily 10 AM – 5:30
The new 18,000-square-foot, rustic-Italian stone structure is inspired by the Jacuzzi family home in Udine, Italy.The winery sits on 190 acres in the Carneros region at Arnold Drive across from Cline Cellars.The winery honors the family, Italian immigrants, who came to America in the early 1900s.


Kaz Vineyard & WineryKaz Vineyard & Winery
Address: 255 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood, CA 95452
Telephone: (707) 833-2536
Open Friday-Monday 11 AM – 5 PM
Kaz is a small production winery. Every wine is made in small lots of one to eight barrels. They only make between forty and sixty barrels annually. They specialize in Complex Reds, Bold Blends, Rare Varietals and Ports.


Kenwood VineyardsKenwood Vineyards
Address: Hide map of 9592 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
Telephone: (707) 833-5891
Kenwood Vineyards produces a full line of premium quality varietal wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Merlot.


Kunde EstatesKunde Estate
Address: 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA 95452
Telephone: (707) 833-5501
Open daily 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
*Hiking *Weddings *Caves
Kunde Estate was established in 1879 and has been in the hands of the Kunde family since 1904. Kunde Estates produces Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, Barbera, Gewurtraminer, and Zinfandel Port. This is one of the Sonoma Valley wineries that is a beautiful setting for weddings.


LandmarkLandmark Vineyards
Address: 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452
Telephone: (707) 833-0218
Open daily 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
*Bocce *Accommodations *Weddings
Landmark Vineyards specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. They have a guest cottage and guest suite available for those wanting overnight accommodations.


Larson Family Winery
Address: 2355 Millerick Rd., Sonoma
Telephone: (707) 938-3031
Open daily 10AM-5PM
*Picnics *Accommodations *Bocce *Kid Friendly


Laurel Glen Vineyard
Address: Wine can be tasted at Locals Tasting Room, the corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy128.
Telephone: 707-857-4900
Open Wednesday through Monday 11am – 6pm
This Sonoma Valley winery specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from grapes they grow in Mendoza, Argentina and then shipped here.


Ledson WineryLedson Winery & Vineyards
Address: 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95409
Telephone: (707) 537-3810Open daily: 10am – 5pm
*Picnics *Accommodations
This 16,000 foot Sonoma Valley winery is an impressive and gorgeous estate. The Ledson family specializes in small lots of hand-crafted wines. Wines are sold only at the winery, at their hotel in Sonoma, and through their wine club.


Loxton CellarsLoxton Cellars
Address: 11466 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (707) 935-7221
Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM.
*Tours
Loxton Cellers focuses on producing outstanding Syrah and Zinfandel. Visit their new tasting room located in Glen Ellen.


Matanzas Creek WineryMatanzas Creek Winery
Address: 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404
Telephone: 800.590.6464 x7019Open daily 10:00am to 4:30 pm
*Bocce
Located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Bennett Valley, Matanzas Creek Winery was founded in 1977. This winery produces wines from its estate grown grapes. Wines include Merlot, Rose, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. If possible, visit when the lavender fields are blooming in June or July depending on the weather.


Mayo Family Mayo Family Winery
Address: 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA
Telephone: (707)938-9401
Open daily 10:30-6:30 PM
This winery produces small lots of single vineyard wines. Mayo Family wines are old sold in the tasting rooms or online from the winery.


Moon Mountain Vineyard
Address: 1700 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: (707) 996-5870
Moon Mountain Vineyard is located high on the Sonoma County side of Mount Veeder. The main wines produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. However, Moon Mountain vineyard also makes limited production estate wines. They include the Estate Reserve Merlot, Petit Verdot and Port-style wines.


Muscardini Cellars & Ty Caton Vineyards Muscardini Cellars & Ty Caton Vineyards
Address: 8910 Sonoma Highway Kenwood, CA
Telephone: 707) 833-0526
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
This is a joint tasting room for the 2 wineries located in the Kenwood Village Plaza.


Nelson Estate Vineyard
Address: Telephone: 206-241-9463
Open by appointment only until tasting room is built.
Nelson Estate Vineyard specializes in producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Vintage Port. They use grapes from the Russian River and Sonoma Valley.


Nicholson RanchNicholson Ranch
Address: 4200 Napa Rd., Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: (707) 938-8822
Open daily 10 AM – 6 PM
Nicholson Ranch focuses on producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah. Enjoy panoramic views from the Redwood Terrace. Art lovers will love the art gallery featuring the work of local artists and you can picnic by the lake. You’ll find a nice lawn area and picnic tables for visitors at this lovely winery.


Petroni Vineyards
Address: 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
Telephone: (888) 290-9390
Open for wine tasting by appointment only
This Sonoma Valley winery produces estate grown wines and olive oil.


Ravenswood Winery
Address: 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, California 95476
Telephone: (707) 933-2332
Ravenswood is one of the Sonoma Valley wineries known for its Zinfandel.


Sable Ridge Vineyards
Address: 6320 Jamison Road (Bennett Valley)Santa Rosa, California 95404
Telephone: (707) 542-3138
Open for wine tasting by appointment only
This small family owned winery released its first wine in 1996 and has quickly earned a reputation for quality wines. They produce Zinfandel, Viognier, Petite Sirah, and Meritage.


Schug Carneros Estate WinerySchug Carneros Estate Winery
Address: 602 Bonneau Rd., Sonoma, CA
Telephone: (800) 966-9365
Open daily 10 AM – 5 PM
*Cave Tours
Schug Winery was founded in 1980. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rouge de Noir Sparkling Pinot.


Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
Address: 389 Fourth Street East, Sonoma, California 95476
Telephone: (800) 888-5532 x3230
Open daily 10-5 PM
*Tours *Art
Enjoy wine tasting, winery tours, marketplace, and art gallery at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery.


SL Cellars Simon Levi Cellars
Address: 9380 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood, CA 95452
Telephone: 888-315-0040
Wine selections include limited Edition Wines, three distinct Sparkling Wines and their own Carneros Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The beautifully landscaped grounds provides the perfect respite from a day of wine tasting.


St. Francis WinerySt. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Address: 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Telephone: (888) 675-9463Open Daily 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
The mission style visitor’s center at St. Francis Winery enjoys a beautiful setting with mountain and vineyard views. Wines at this Sonoma Valley winery include Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Claret, and Syrah. St. Francis Winery is one of the Sonoma Valley wineries where you really should stop and visit.


Valley of the Moon Winery Valley of the Moon Winery
Address: 777 Madrone Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (707) 939-4500
Open daily 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Originally founded in 1883. Wines at this Sonoma Valley winery include Port, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Blanc, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.


Wellington VineyardsWellington Vineyards
Address: 11600 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone: (707) 939-0708
Wellington Vineyards is owned by the father and son team of John and Peter Wellington who are devoted to producing high quality wines. This Sonoma Valley winery produces a variety of wines including and White Port and a Cabernet Sauvignon that recently won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.


Sonoma County is spread out over a large area. The Sonoma Valley region is just a very small part of the county. Take time to explore the entire county. It’s quite diverse!
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