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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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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Loxton Cellars

SNIPPET: Small, family-owned winery located off the beaten path.

BEST FOR: Lovers of syrah and zinfandel who are craving a conversation with a real winemaker. Reserve a space in the Sat/Sun 10:30 a.m. "Walk About with the Winemaker Tour." Production limited to 3,000 cases.

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Ram’s Gate Winery

SNIPPET: Shine your shoes, put on your most casual GQ clothes and saunter in for a romantic afternoon of wine and food. It's a class act with a tad of attitude.

BEST FOR: Best choice for young couples looking to splurge for a romantic moment. Shoot, it's great for old farts too!

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Ravenswood Winery

SNIPPET: Super laid-back, off-the-beaten trail winery just minutes from the Sonoma town square.

BEST FOR: No wimpy wines! That's the winery credo, and Ravenswood delivers full-bodied zins boasting rich berry flavors.

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Robledo Family Winery

SNIPPET: First winery established by a former Mexican migrant worker.

BEST FOR: A relaxed tasting at the tasting bar, served by a member of the Robledo family.

Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

SNIPPET: Located just a few blocks from the town square, Sebastiani is one of Sonoma's most visited tasting rooms, in large part due to the tour groups that are easily and hospitably accommodated.

BEST FOR: This is a good stop for a large group or if you want to see the carved casks or taste their award-winning Cherryblock cab.

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Viansa Winery

SNIPPET: You might think you were in Tuscany judging from the villa-like tasting room, cypress and olive trees, and large courtyard. But don't expect to see a functioning winery here as this is a tasting room only, along with a robust marketplace for all sorts of food, home decor and art.

BEST FOR: Stop for wine tasting and a picnic lunch on the way into town.

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VJB Cellars

SNIPPET: Well funded, family-run, winery tasting room and deli with a distinct Italian flair.

BEST FOR: Grab a glass of Barbera and a table in the piazza-like patio and order up a prosciutto panini or a pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. If you are lucky, you might catch live accordion music. Benissimo!

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