Sonoma County: Best Wineries for Tours
Looking to take a guided tour of a winery production facility or the vineyards themselves? IntoWine.com has scoured Sonoma County to find the wineries that offer tours. The list below is in no particular order.
Benziger Family Winery Glen Ellen - Benziger is a must see destination spot for people planning a Sonoma winery tour. Beautiful, with a "Garden of Eden" feel to it, Benziger offers just about everything you can want in a winery experience with great wines, beautiful gardens, grand views, bio-diversity, hourly tours, picnic grounds, and even a playground for the kids. More....
Valley of the Moon Winery Glen Ellen - Cool name, great wine, beautiful grounds, friendly staff, and they sell port! This is the type of place at which you expect to find the beautiful people hanging out on a weekend evening. More...
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...
Landmark Vineyards Kenwood - An old mission style building with beautiful fountains, a large pond, and vast lawn space, Landmark is very good for outdoor event hosting (small and large group picnics). Food and wine pairings are offered by appointment as are wagon tours. More...
Kunde Estate Winery Kenwood - Conveys an eco-friendly vibe almost immediately. It is ideal for the nature loving wine enthusiast as they host nature hikes and really emphasize their committment to embracing and preserving the environment. 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....
Nicholson Ranch Sonoma (City) - Nicholson Ranch is on the elegant side. It rests on top of a hill close to the border of Napa and Sonoma with vineyards surrounding it for seemingly as far as the eye can see. Nicholson has a Southwestern look and feel to it. More...
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves Sonoma (City) - Crisp, elegant, and professional as opposed to warm and relaxed, the building itself consists of a winery, tasting room, and plenty of rooms for private events. The views from the terrace embody the image of the sprawling Sonoma vineyard. More...
Cline Cellars Sonoma (City) - An unpretentious old country home, Cline offers expansive picnic areas, a half dozen fountains and pools (no swimming), a bird zoo, and just plenty of beautiful flowers, trees, and plant life to make for a peaceful day at the winery. More...
Gundlach-Bundschu Winery Sonoma (City) - Gundlach-Bundschu Winery is expansive and massive with a big focus on visitors enjoying the surrounding property. Plenty of tables and shelters exist for picnicers. Gundlach-Bundschu is ideal for people seeking a cozy place for a blanket picnic. Hiking trails exist for those looking to explore the grounds or have a more scenic picnic. 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....
Ravenswood Winery Sonoma (City) - Ravenswood is a place that likes to kick back and relax. Unpretentious, Ravenswood is arguably the best winery in Sonoma at which to host a a wine barbecue. Another bonus is that, while it feels scenic and removed, it is only minutes from Sonoma Plaza. More...
Matanzas Creek Winery Santa Rosa - Scenic and beautiful with the ubiquitous smell of lavender permeating the grounds, Matanzas Creek Winery is a "must visit" for people looking for a great -off the beaten path- tasting experience. More...
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