Published Mar 23, 2017
Napa may grab the headlines but the roots of Californian wine are in nearby Sonoma Valley, where family-owned vineyards, farm-to-table restaurants and charming hotels make it an area ripe for exploring. Let us know who tops the list!
"This is the most varietal rich winery in all of Northern California! Here they specialize in rare and unusual..."
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"…This is the most varietal rich winery in all of Northern California! Here they specialize in rare and unusual varietals made in small quantities whic…"
"…One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma. On-site tasting there is always a pleasure as they are dog-friendly and child-friendly. Despite a wide range …"
"…For our cross country destination wedding, we choose GB based on their pictures on their website. When we arrived, it was more than we had hoped for.…"
"…Every one of their wines is terrific! And I mean every single one. I have never encountered a winery where I thoroughly enjoyed every wine. Keep up…"
"…St. Francis has the best, most rich Zinfandels anywhere in the County. And the TR is awesome, with a killa' food and wine pairing for under $50.…"
"…This place is the best. Staff is knowledgable, not the least bit pretentious and the most friendly. Their wine club is by far the best structured an…"
"…My fiance and I just got back from Napa. We loved Cline Wine before we went out there and made sure to stop by the Winery at least once. The wine is…"
"…We used a Groupon for our first visit and they became our lifetime favorite winery (the one we used to love was sold). One of the very few clubs that…"
"…Small family owned winery producing Award winning Chardonnays every year!!…"
"…They are the real deal in regards to farming and winemaking with integrity. In todays world there are so many wineries out there who offer the public…"
"…Best! Champie our driver was great to take us there. professional_drivers_for_hire at ya hoo . com…"
"…Wonderful view,great sparkling wine and dog friendly. Excellent place to enjoy friends and your loved one. I've never had a bad time here and only liv…"
"…If you love Zin, this is the place. Quivira is one of my favorite wineries--bar none. Each wine is exquisitely crafted using biodynamic principles, an…"
"…We visited for Napa Valley, but left our hearts in Sonoma Valley, and Ledson was a big reason for this. Amazing wine, beautiful estate, great staff...…"
"…Amazing wine--especially the Family Reserve Pinot--'-05 is a favorite. Moshin also has the warmest, friendliest staff in Sonoma. I go to different win…"
"…They understand white and reds as well as any one winery i know. Its a great pleasure to experience their wine. I thoroughly enjoy the wine club win…"
"…Can't go wrong with any of their wines, and some fun stuff to purchase from the tasting room, too.…"
"…Lancaster Estate is an outstanding experience for those new to wine country or those that have years of experience. Jesse Katz is a class act and one…"
"…The fantastic wine, delicious food & and stunning surroundings makes this my favorite place to bring friends and enjoy the day...…"
"…I'm from the area and this is my go to place. The best Zin in the area!…"
"…Absolutely lovely. Each bottle is full of expression.
The winery is gorgeous, the view out of the tasting room amazing, and the staff is great!…"
"…Drive past the berry farms on Ross Station Road, past the point where you can’t imagine there’s anything at the end of the road, crest the knoll and b…"
"…Their Zins are fantastic and the tasting room and events are always wonderful. Food pairings are great. Best of all Seghesio always makes their member…"
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