Looking for an old favorite or hoping to discover a new gem, you have come to the right place. Sonoma Wine County has 13 distinctive wine regions offering a wide range of world class wines. With beautiful tasting rooms, extensive tours and delicious food, these Sonoma County wineries are a must-visit next time you’re in the region.
Kunde Family Winery 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood http://www.kunde.com/
The Kunde Estate is a remarkable and diverse 1,850-acre property with dramatic shifts in topography. It stretches along 2 miles of the scenic Sonoma Highway and spans across rolling hills into the bordering Mayacamas Mountain range. A warm, inviting Tasting Room is open to the public where guests will enjoy their Estate grown wines and Destination tier series, which are only available at the Tasting Room. The 202 Lounge is a lovely outdoor tasting area, where guests can enjoy the picturesque beauty of our garden and the sights and sounds of winemaking while tasting our estate grown wines. The Kinneybrook Room is a private, seated wine tasting experience focused exclusively on the Destination series and Reserve tier wines. Kunde also offers mountain top tastings, a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience for the adventure seeker, set 1,400 feet above the valley floor surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Kunde Estate.
VJB Wine & Cellars 60 Shaw Ave – Kenwood http://vjbcellars.com/
Experience great wine and delicious food in the company of friends. VJB features a great place to enjoy lunch, Red Rooster offering wood oven and grilled specialties from the outdoor kitchen such as Artisan Cheeses, Imported Salami, Panini Sandwiches, Green Salads, Homemade Mozzarella Olive Oils & Balsamic vinegar. Stop and shop at the Tommy Bahama Boutique to browse their retail store and take home some fresh pasta from Kenwood Pasta Company Shop. Each hand crafted artisan chocolate is an edible work of art that will arouse all of your senses. Our chocolates are bursting with flavor and are hand crafted in small batches, in house. Lastly stop by their Wine & Truffle Shop which features the finest couveture chocolate and fresh local ingredients! This location has it all, it’s a must visit in Sonoma!
Chateau St. Jean 8555 Sonoma Hwy – Kenwood http://www.chateaustjean.com/
Chateau St. Jean is surrounded by a 250 acre estate with a two-story, 3550-square-foot historic home which hosts reserve tastings as well as numerous private events, and serves as a stately backdrop as brides and grooms say “I Do” throughout the year. Chateau St. Jean features incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens and an elegant 1920s chateau. Experience award-winning wines as you enjoy the breathtaking ambiance of the estate and soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. Enjoy a Classic Tasting in the Visitor’s Center or a Reserve Tasting in the Chateau. For an elevated seated tasting, join us for one of our distinctive experiences – Charcuterie at the Chateau, Burgundy Beginnings or Cinq Rêves Library Tasting. You are also welcome to picnic in select areas on the property and enjoy the Bocce Ball Court.