Sonoma County: Best Wineries for Food and Wine Pairing

Want to pair wine with food on your next to trip to Sonoma? IntoWine.com has scoured Sonoma County to find the best wineries that cater to foodies as well as oenophiles. The list below is in no particular order.

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The Mayo Family Reserve Room Kenwood - The food and wine pairing sister to the main Mayo Family Winery tasting room in Glen Ellen. At the Kenwood Reserve Room, it's all about food and wine pairing and Mayo does it very well. Approximately seven different wines are paired with small samples of food, expertly prepared by an in-house chef. More...

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Chateau St. Jean Kenwood - A "must visit" stop on any Sonoma wine tour. As its name implies, Chateau St. Jean has a majestic, stately feel to it. Nestled at the base of a mountain side with beautiful gardens and impressive architecture, it is an ideal place for wine lovers seeking a picture-esque tasting experience. More...

St. Francis Winery Kenwood - Elegant and one of the best Sonoma wineries at which to host an event (wedding, corporate gathering, etc), St. Francis Winery is a mission style building equipped for both indoor or outdoor events. More...

Viansa Winery Sonoma (City) - Viansa offers a gourmet Italian style deli to go with the tasting room and the common theme is for visitors to pair great wine with great food. Plenty of picnic tables exist and an expansive green lawn awaits those looking to spend an afternoon sipping wine under the Sonoma sun. Public tastings are offered as are tours. A huge white "tent style building" exists for those looking to host events at Viansa. More....

Sebastiani Vineyards Sonoma (City) - A behemoth of a winery and tasting room, the Sebastiani Vineyards winery and testing room is an enormous operation with a European chateau feel to it. Sebastiani is located just a few blocks Northeast of Sonoma Plaza. While parking on premises is more than sufficient (it's like parking at a grocery store), it is worth walking from Sonoma Plaza and taking in the quaint neighborhood. There is plenty of grass and picnic tables for those looking for a quiet place to enjoy a bottle of wine and some lunch. Sebastiani even has its own small park on its Northeast corner for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the tasting room. More....

Audelssa Estate Winery Glen Ellen - Audelssa is a small tasting room on Glen Ellen Square. They are only open for tastings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They specialize in food and wine pairing so call ahead to gather the details on their program. More...

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