Sonoma Wineries Open to Public

You can visit these wineries anytime during their open hours, but you can also schedule private tours and tastings with many of them. Expect crowds on weekends and holidays.

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Benziger Family Winery

SNIPPET: Small winery nestled at the base of Sonoma Mtn. --- a class act and local favorite.

BEST FOR: Something to offer everyone, from neophyte to serious wine enthusiast. Highly recommended for all.

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Buena Vista Winery

SNIPPET: Buena Vista oozes history!  This California Historic Landmark is reminiscent of a bygone era.  

BEST FOR: History buffs and enology fans looking to sample a cross section of Sonoma wines.

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Arrowood Vineyards & Winery

SNIPPET: Solid winery with a cozy atmosphere and nice view.

BEST FOR: You almost feel like you are visiting a friend's farmhouse. Enjoy a glass of  wine on the veranda watching the sun set over the valley below or inside by the fire on a winter day.

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Bartholomew Park Winery

SNIPPET: A small winery that packs a lot of punch: lots of history; intimate tasting room; wine museum; picnicking; and miles of  hiking trails. Wine production is located elsewhere.

BEST FOR: Great place to spend the afternoon. Bike there from Sonoma plaza, bring a picnic, taste wine, visit the museum and take a hike through the hills.

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Chateau St. Jean

SNIPPET: You might almost think you were in France or Italy, judging from the classic chateau, lush wines, and elegant Mediterranean gardens.

BEST FOR: Sampling vineyard-designated wines in a beautiful garden setting. Perfect spot for a relaxed lunch and outdoor tasting!

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Deerfield Ranch Winery

SNIPPET: Family winery that produces low sulfate wines.

BEST FOR: Wine tasting in the cool caves on a super hot summer day.

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Gloria Ferrer Winery

SNIPPET: Mid-sized winery with a Spanish flair.

BEST FOR: A glass of wine, sitting in the sun on the patio. Dogs welcome outdoors. Look for annual Catalan Festival every summer.

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Gundlach Bundschu Winery

SNIPPET: Sixth-generation, family-owned winery known for well-crafted wines and zany humor.

BEST FOR: Tired of pretentious wineries? Drop by for a no-BS, authentic Sonoma experience that delivers on its promise of good wines and friendly service. It's also a convenient stop on the way to Napa.

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Imagery Estate Winery

SNIPPET: Art meets wine at this boutique winery.

BEST FOR: Take advantage of free passes offered if you visit both Benziger Family Winery and Imagery as they are sister wineries. Buy a bottle and enjoy a sunny afternoon on the lawn playing bocce ball or horse shoes.

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Landmark Winery & Vineyards

SNIPPET: Small winery located mid-valley.

BEST FOR: Tasting room is a bit dark but outdoor patio when in full bloom is very beautiful. Call ahead to inquire about live music and carriage ride through the vineyards.

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Larson Family Winery

SNIPPET: Grab your kids, dogs, boots and blue jeans and come on down for a relaxed afternoon of wine tasting, picnicking, horse shoes, or bocce ball.  

BEST FOR: Casual, down-home wine tasting in an off-the-beaten path tasting room. Very family friendly; kids will love the petting zoo.

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Little Vineyards Family Winery

SNIPPET: Small, family-owned winery located in a private, vineyard setting.

BEST FOR: A relaxed tasting and lunch seated at a picnic table on the patio with vyd. views and dogs eager to befriend you. Check calendar for regular evening live music and wine events.

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