Sonoma County Notable Wineries
Diverse and remarkably beautiful, the Sonoma County line lies about 45 minutes directly north of San Francisco. This region covers 1,768 square miles and boasts a dozen specific appellations, which tells us that when it comes to terroir, Sonoma County offers plenty of variety from coastal breezes, to inland mountains, to pancake-flat valleys, to soft, rolling hills. Throughout the region, you’ll find a seemingly endless array of fabulous wines, fun things to do, and friendly people who feel very lucky to call Sonoma County home.
Long before he developed Amphora Winery, Rick began his career at at another winery when he was just 20 years old. He spent two decades working in wineries in the Napa Valley and Sonoma.
The story of Ancient Oak Cellars is about families working together.
From the ruins of a nineteenth century winery and 20 acres of neglected vineyards and rose gardens, Annadel Estate Winery has become one of Sonoma Valley’s standout wineries, offering an utterly unique, private wine tasting experience.
Seasoned winemaker Bill Arbios had an impressive résumé before he began Arbios Cellars in 1993. He had worked with many prominent wineries but longed to express his own artistry and create something lasting for himself and his family.
Arrowood Winery sits on a hillside just outside the charming town of Glen Ellen in the rolling hills of the Sonoma Valley.
For those who love excellent wines, olive oils, music, and a relaxed family vibe, B.R. Cohn Winery hits all the high notes.
The Count of Buena Vista is credited with creating California’s first gravity flow winery, excavating the area’s first wine caves, and introducing Redwood barrels for aging and fermentation: he imported more than 300 different varieties to California from Europe.
Whimsical, creative, and ever enthusiastic about her work, Carol Shelton has been lauded with countless medals and honors through the course of her 33-year career.
Clos du Bois has always set the standard for wines and hospitality in the Alexander Valley.
Dedicated to the land where its wines are grown, Deerfield Ranch Winery is committed to Biodynamic farming and is one of Sonoma County’s few certified organic wineries.
Since 1975, DeLoach Vineyards has been a pioneer in the production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley.
Intrigued by the Alexander Valley’s mosaic of soil types and microclimates, Ken and Diane Wilson became the new owners of deLorimier Winery in 2008.
Dedicated to producing wines that put quality over price, Dry Creek Vineyard offers a portfolio of distinguished wines.
The high wheel bicycle is a fitting symbol for Dutcher Crossing Winery, not because Proprietor Debra Mathy is an avid cyclist, but because to ride it, one must possess imagination, determination, and a good deal of skill.
When vintner Barry Collier opened the doors of the first Family Wineries facility in the spring of 2005, he launched an innovative way to introduce wine tourers to not one, but, several previously undiscovered local wineries under one roof.
Known for its impeccable ability to craft high quality wines year after year, Ferrari-Carano has earned its place on every wine tourist’s “must-visit” list.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma sits Foppiano Vineyards. The winery sits upon a 160-acre estate in the acclaimed Russian River Valley.
When the legendary Joe Phelps and his son Bill founded Freestone Vineyards & Winery, they discovered a new kind of gold on the slopes of western Sonoma County.
At a time when going green is a goal for many, Fritz Winery is already enjoying the fruits of its eco-conscious efforts that began more than 30 years ago.
There is something for everyone at Graton Ridge Cellars. A large selection of various wines from the lush Russian River Valley await in the tasting room, ready to be enjoyed.
The opening chapter in the story of Harvest Moon Estate & Winery begins back in 1977 when the Pitts family planted their first grapes in the fertile Russian River Valley.
At first glance one recognizes that Imagery Estate Winery gives new meaning to the art of winemaking. With innovation and unconventionality at the core of its principals, Imagery takes risks in winemaking practices—and succeeds.
Krutz Family Cellars was recently named one of the Seven New Stars of California Chardonnay by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Dedicated to expressing the true essence of Sonoma County’s top-tier vineyards, Lost Canyon Winery handcrafts select, single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay.
Brothers Jack and William Salerno of Manzanita Creek Winery first laid eyes on Dry Creek Valley in the heart of northwest Sonoma County wine country 25 years ago and were bound and determined someday to give up their jobs in construction and painting to make wine.
Cradled between three mountain peaks in Sonoma’s County’s small, fertile Bennett Valley, Matanzas Creek Winery crafts distinctive wines that speak to this beautiful, singular place.
The wines of Matrix Winery are not produced, but nurtured. This process starts in the vineyards, where they carefully manage the environment—matching each vine to its perfect soil, climate, and exposure.
Medlock Ames is dedicated to practicing environmental sustainability and the production of premier quality wine.
The legacy of Merriam Vineyards began on a wine-fueled honeymoon in France, where New Englanders Peter and Diana Merriam became enraptured by the oenological world.
Prior to founding Mueller Winery, Robert Mueller built an impressive résumé, first working for many notable wineries and then designing and establishing one of Napa and Sonoma’s largest custom crush facilities.
The genesis of Raymond Burr Vineyards occurred in the middle of the 1950s when two actors with a shared interest in orchids met and became life-long friends.
In 2003, the Robledo family made history by opening the first winery in the United States established by a former Mexican migrant field laborer.
Roth Estate is a family-owned winery committed to crafting exceptional quality wines grown in the best vineyards.
Russian Hill Estate overlooks a magnificent vista with vineyards and a solitary hop kiln that often peeks out over the afternoon fog.
First founded 50 years ago, Russian River Vineyards is a Sonoma County icon and an idyllic winery destination.
Sheldon Wines was born from the passion and fearlessness of a young couple that borders on delusional.
At St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, wine and food blend perfectly to reflect the beauty and charm of Sonoma Valley.
This Russian River Valley winery is committed to reinvigorating the tradition of producing artisan wines at its historic Westside Road location.
At Healdsburg’s Thumbprint Cellars, Proprietor/Winemakers Scott and Erica Lindstrom-Dake bring a hip and stylish new meaning to the phrase the “art of winemaking.”
Just west of Healdsburg in glorious Dry Creek Valley, Trattore Farms grows wine grapes and olives in a singular destination.
Idyllically situated on a hilltop at the entrance to the legendary Sonoma Valley, Viansa Winery & Marketplace has become a destination for wine and food lovers from around the world.
Wine has been a constant in the Belmonte family for many generations. From the rolling hills of the Sonoma Valley, VJB wines express the unique qualities of the land and a strong family tradition.
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