Sonoma County Wineries – Where Are the Best Tasting Rooms?
Sonoma County is a diverse wine region located north of San Francisco. Find Sonoma County wineries along the coast, the valleys, the riverbed, and the foothills. The varied geography of Sonoma allows every varietal of California grape to be grown here.
Grapes were first planted in Sonoma during the early 1800s leaving this region with an abundance of old vine vineyards producing unique flavors. This wine region is known for its high quality Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling Wines.
Sonoma is less crowded and more laid-back than Napa Valley. It’s also more spread out with winding scenic country roads connecting the charming towns.
In addition to fabulous wineries, you will find world class restaurants, charming accommodations, local produce and cheeses for sell, delicious bakeries, and so many fun things to do.
Wine Tasting Deals in Sonoma County
Blanchard Family Wines
Enjoy the artisan wines of two brothers, James and Mark Blanchard. They focus on limited production high quality wines from throughout Sonoma County. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé, a sparkling wine, and a dessert wine. Experience a personal tasting of their wines that includes a tour of their productional facility. Tasting room located at 109 North St., Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Receive a free wine tasting with your Priority Wine Pass.
G & C Luxton
Visit their tasting room in downtown Healdsburg to sample the unique style of cabernet sauvignon , Cabernet France and Merlot produced by G & C Luxton. Tasting room located at 472 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448
Free wine tasting for 2 with the Priority Wine Pass.
This boutique winery focuses on producing high quality handcrafted wines. Tasting room located at 1292 Hurlbut Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Free wine tasting with the Priority Wine Pass.
Tasting room is located in downtown Sonoma at 22900 Broadway. Taste wine 2 for the price of 1 with a Priority Wine Pass. Pass is also good for 10% off on wine purchases.
Matanzas Creek Winery
This small family owned winery specializes in producing vineyard-designate Zinfandel. They also produce other award winning wines including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, a Bordeaux blend, and a Late Harvest Zinfandel. Tasting room located at 1441 Grove St., Healdsburg, CA 95448.
2 for 1 wine tasting with a Priority Wine Pass
Sky Pine Vineyards & BobDog Wine
This winery’s focus is on producing high quality wines at reasonable prices. No one will argue with that! They produce two brands. Sky Pine wines are sold for $28 and up per bottle. BobDog wines are priced between $20 and $28. Tasting room is located at 31955 Pine Mountain Road, Cloverdale, CA.
Enjoy a free tour and 15% with the Priority Wine Pass.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
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. Tasting room is located at 100 Pythian Road at Hwy. 12 Santa Rosa, CA 95409.
Meeker Vineyards produces a variety of both red and white wines. Meeker’s tasting room recently relocated to downtown Healdsburg. It’s a fun place to relax and enjoy great wine in their production facility! Address: 5 Fitch St., Unit B
Healdsburg, CA 95448 .
Two complimentary wine tastings with a Priority Wine Pass.
Attention all Zinfandel lovers! Wine Guerrilla specializes in producing the finest Sonoma County Zinfandel. Yes, Zinfandel is the only here They source their wines from 10 different vineyards all located in Sonoma County. This is the place to visit to experience Zinfandel! Winery is located in downtown Forestville at 6671 Front St., Forestville, CA.
Free wine tasting for two and 10% off wine purchases with Priority Wine Pass.
Sonoma County Wine Regions
There are many wineries in Sonoma County. This is a huge county with wineries spread out in many different directions. It’s best to concentrate on visiting wineries according to their location. Select a single region or two to visit at a time.
The Alexander Valley is located along the Russian River between Healdsburg and Cloverdale in California’s scenic Sonoma County. Established as an American Viticultural Area in 1984, the Alexander Valley has earned a reputation for producing distinctive wines with unique regional character. Alexander Valley wineries are especially noted for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer.
Dry Creek Valley
Dry Creek Valley wineries are located in or around the town of Healdsburg. This region is known for its Zinfandel and is a great place to begin a Sonoma Wine Tour. There are many wineries in downtown Healdsburg that are within walking distance of the charming town square. Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills surrounding Dry Creek Valley to fully appreciate the scenery of the area and visit more great Sonoma County wineries.
Russian River Valley
Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is known for its fabulous scenery, majestic redwood trees, and its world class wines. Signature wines coming from this area are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is the perfect destination for a romantic winery getaway.
The Sonoma Valley is picturesque. Wine tours are the favorite activity, but there are lots of other choices for things to do in Sonoma. 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. Kenwood and Sonoma are the two main cities of this area. Take time to explore these charming towns.
Best Places to Stay in Sonoma County
Honor Mansion is an absolutely fabulous place located in the Sonoma Wine Country. Situated on an acre in Healdsburg, this uncrowded bed and breakfast has a beautiful setting with so many things to do: swimming, croquet, massage, basketball, tennis, and more. Enjoy evening wine served with gourmet appetizers and a delicious breakfast in the morning. The amenities are amazing. If you stay at Honor Mansion, it will quickly become one of your favorite wine country accommodations.