Sonoma Valley

In Sonoma Valley ‘The Roots Run Deep.’ The first vineyards in Sonoma Valley were planted by Franciscan monks at Mission San Francisco Solano in 1823. California’s early pioneers quickly recognized Sonoma Valley as the ideal location to craft fine wines. In 1857, Agoston Haraszthy established one of California’s first successful commercial wineries here when he founded Buena Vista Winery. Today you can visit wineries that date back to the Gold Rush. You can tour vineyards that have quenched the thirsts of the state’s earliest settlers. You’ll find the region’s true legacy in the revolutionary approach to winemaking that was born and still flourishes here. It’s in the knowledge harvested over 150 growing seasons. It’s in the passion and spirit of a family-first approach to farming passed down through generations.

Sonoma Valley has so many gifts to offer that maps, restaurants, hotels & wineries are provided by many excellent regional groups, including Sonoma Valley WinegrowersThe Heart of Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma Vintners. I wanted to share some of my personal winery and tasting room experiences as well as general information on the wineries open to the public within this wonderful valley.  If you would like your favorite Sonoma Valley Winery added to my bucket list for review, please let me know in the comments below. I am always looking to find and share a new wine experiences. Follow me on Instagram@jolenespatter to see the winery I am currently visiting.  Additional information is available on annual events, such as VinOlivo, Savor Sonoma, Reserve Sonoma Valley, Wine Trail, and Taste of Sonoma.  These events are updated regularly as are the wineries on their specific websites and here.

Sonoma Valley received formal recognition as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1981 (amended in ’85 & ’87), and today approximately 14,000 acres are planted to premium wine grapes.

The Sonoma Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, USA which centers on the Sonoma Valley (also known as The Valley of the Moon) in the southern portion of the county. The appellation is bordered by two mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and the Sonoma Mountains to the west. Sonoma Valley is known for its unique terroir, with Sonoma Mountain protecting the area from the wet and cool influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean. The Sonoma Mountains to the west help protect the valley from excessive rainfall. The cool air that does affect the region comes northward from the Los Carneros region and southward from the Santa Rosa Plain.

Because the valley is cooled from the north and south, it is different from other California north-south-oriented grape growing valleys in the interior. In addition, the daily wind that makes its way into the northern and southern sections of the valley slows ripening, which prolongs hang time and promotes natural balance in the wines. In the appellations of the North Coast, the wind is unique to Sonoma Valley and Carneros.

Finally, I would be remiss without mentioning Sonoma Valley’s sister AVA’s  Bennett Valley AVA (650 vineyard acres / 4 wineries / Earned AVA status in 2003), Sonoma Mountain AVA (800 vineyard acres / 3 wineries / Obtained AVA status in 1985), Moon Mountain District AVA (1,500 vineyard acres / Earned AVA status in 2013), and Los Carneros AVA (8,000 vineyard acres / 22 wineries / Earned AVA status in 1983).

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Acacia Vineyard
2750 Las Amigas Road
Napa California 94559
Phone: 707-226-9991

Anaba Wine
60 Bonneau Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-996-4188

Annadel Estate Winery
6687 Sonoma Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone: 707-537-8007

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery
14347 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-935-2600

Auteur Wines
PO Box 1554
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-938-9211

B Wise Vineyards Cellars
9077 Highway 12, Suite B
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 282-9169

B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 800-330-4064 ext.124

Bartholomew Park Winery
1000 Vineyard Ln
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-939-3026

Beltane Ranch Wine
11621 Highway 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: 707-833-4233 Ext 102

Bennett Valley Cellars
127 East Napa Street,
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-934-8173

Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Rd
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 888-490-2739

Bryter Estates
25 E Napa St, Suite E
Sonoma, CA  95476
Phone: 707.363.0525

Buena Vista Winery
18000 Old Winery Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 800-926-1266

Canihan Family Cellars

Ceja Vineyards
22989 Burndale Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-931-6978

Charles Creek Vineyard
483 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-935-3848

Chateau St. Jean
8555 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 877-478-5326

Cline Cellars
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-940-4001

Corner 103 Wine
103 W Napa St.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 931-6141

Dane Cellars
P.O. Box 555
Vineburg CA. 95487
707-529-5856

Deerfield Ranch Winery
10200 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-833-5215

En Garde Winery
9077 Sonoma Hwy.
Kenwood CA 95452
Phone: 707-282-9216

Enkidu Wines
520 Broadway
Sonoma CA, 95476
Phone: 707.833.6100

Envolve Winery
27 East Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Tasting Room: (707) 939-5385
Office: (707) 721-1979

Eric Ross Winery 
14300 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: (707) 939-8525

Fathia Vineyards
20120 5th St W.
Sonoma CA 95476
Phone: (707) 775-0341

Favero Vineyards
3939 Lovall Valley Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-935-3939

Glen Lyon Winery
PO Box 1329
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: (707) 833-0032

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
23555 Arnold Dr
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-933-1917

Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark St
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-938-5277

Hamel Family Wines
15401 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-996-5800

Haywood Winery
18000 Gehricke Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 996-4298

Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery
498 1st Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-938-8091

Idell Family Vineyards
Phone: 707 938.7765

Imagery Estate Winery
14335 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-935-4500

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
24724 Arnold Dr
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-931-7575

Keating Wines
23564 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 939-6510

Kenwood Vineyards
9592 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-833-5891

Korbin Kameron
13647 Arnold Dr.
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: (707) 935-3888

Kunde Family Estate
9825 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-282-1537

La Rochelle Wines
233 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood California 95476
Phone: 707-302-8000

Lake Sonoma Winery
777 Madrone Rd
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: 707-939-4505

Landa Vineyards
1990 East Napa St
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-339-1303

Landmark Vineyards
101 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-833-0218

Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-938-3031

Lasseter Family Winery
1 Vintage Lane
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-933-2800

Ledson Winery & Vineyards
7335 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-537-3810

Little Vineyards Family Winery
5188 Sonoma Hwy
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-996-2750

Loxton Cellars
11466 Dunbar Rd
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-935-7221

MacLaren Wine Co
27 E Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-7490

MacLeod Family Vineyard
740 Lawndale Rd
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-833-4312

Madrone Vineyards Estate
777 Madrone Rd
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-939-4510

Matanzas Creek Winery
6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa California 95404
Phone: 800-590-6464

Mayo Family Reserve Room
9200 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-833-5504

Mayo Family Winery
13101 Arnold Dr
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-938-9401

Meadowcroft Wines at Cornerstone Sonoma
23574 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-934-4090

Moondance Cellars 
Glen Ellen location closed, tastings now at the Winery in Sebastopol
Phone: (707) 823-0880

Muscardini Cellars
9380 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 933-9305

Naked Wines.com Wine Studio & Tasting Lounge
8450 Sonoma Hwy 12
Kenwood CA 95452
Phone: 707-408-0011

Nicholson Ranch Winery
4200 Napa Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-938-8822

Orpheus Wines 
8910 Highway 12, Suite 12B
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 292-9231

Pangloss Cellars
13750 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 94552
Phone: (707) 933-8565

Paradise Ridge Winery
8860 Highway 12
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 282-9020

Patz and Hall
21200 Eighth St East
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-265-7700

Peter Cellars
21708 Broadway, Sonoma
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 415-505-3747

Petroni Vineyards
990 Cavedale Road
Sonoma CA 95476
Phone: 707-935-8311

R2 Wine Company
654 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 933-1330

Rams Gate Winery
28700 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-721-8700

Ravenswood
18701 Gehricke Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-933-2332

Repris Wines
1700 Moon Mountain Rd.
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-931-7701

Robledo Family Winery
21901 Bonness Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-939-6903

Schug Carneros Estate Winery
602 Bonneau Rd
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 800-966-9365

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery
389 Fourth St E
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 707-933-3230

Sojourn Cellars
141 E Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-7212

St. Anne’s Crossing Winery
8450 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood California 95452
Phone: 707-598-5200

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
100 Pythian Rd
Santa Rosa California 95409
Phone: 888-675-WINE

Talisman Wines
13651 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Phone: (707) 721-1628

Tin Barn Vineyards
21692 8th St E #340
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-5430

Two Amigos Winery, LLC
25 E Napa St Suite D
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 799-7146

Ty Caton Vineyards
8910 Highway 12
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 833-0526

Viansa Winery & Marketplace
25200 Arnold Dr
Sonoma California 95476
Phone: 800-995-4740

Victor Hill Wines
109 E Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 343-1595

VJB Vineyards & Cellars
60 Shaw Avenue
Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone: (707) 833-2300

Wellington Vineyards
11600 Dunbar Rd
Glen Ellen California 95442
Phone: 707-939-0708

Westerhold Family Vineyards
Phone: 707-586-9391

Winery Sixteen 600
589 1st St West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 337-0968

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