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Top Sonoma Valley Wineries

With well over 400 wineries located in the North Bay and 40 in the Sonoma Valley, we hand-pick from the best to create wine tours that avoid the crowds and find the more intimate side, and the real charm, of our beautiful wine country. We focus on smaller, family-owned wineries and wineries of historical significance while trying to avoid larger, more heavily visited wineries in order to provide a truly memorable experience. We're thrilled that consistently ranks our Sonoma Wine Tours as top-rated activities in the region.

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Listed below are some of our top Sonoma Valley Wineries (updated October, 2014):

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery

Arrowood Vineyards produces award-winning Sonoma County Wine, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah and also offers Cabernet Sauvignon in small lots. The winery's tasting room is the perfect place to enjoy their wine and a sweeping view of the valley.
(707) 935-2600
14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Audelssa Estate Winery

Audelssa Estate wines are made employing minimalist winemaking techniques, allowing the vineyard to be expressed in the wine.
(707) 933-8514
13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

B.R. Cohn

B.R. Cohn is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley and offers award winning wines, extra virgin olive oils, handcrafted vinegars and gourmet food items.
(707) 931-7924
15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Bartholomew Park Winery

Nestled on a historic, certified organically-farmed estate just a few blocks east of Sonoma's plaza, Bartholomew Park Winery produces hand-crafted single vineyard wines.
(707) 935-9511
1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476

Benziger Family Winery

Benziger produces wonderful cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and chardonnay wines with a strong sense of place using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods.
(707) 935-3000
1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Blackstone Winery

Blackstone prides themselves on producing smooth, flavorful, harmonious wines with rich fruit, supple texture, and balanced oak from the Napa and Sonoma regions.
(707) 833-1999
8450 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95442

Buena Vista Winery

Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California's oldest premium winery just outside the town of Sonoma, creating wines with great acidity, balance and structure.
(707) 938-1266
18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Chateau St. Jean

Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean's heritage is rooted in Sonoma County vineyards with its gracious style, elegant architecture and inviting gardens and tasting rooms.
(707) 833-4134
8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA 95442

Cline Cellars

Located on a 350-acre estate in the Carneros District, Cline Cellars is family-owned since 1982 and is best known for single vineyard Zinfandel wines.
(707) 940-4000
24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Eric Ross Winery

Award-winning, historic winery located in the heart of Sonoma Valley.
(707) 939-8525
14300 Arnold Drive Glen Ellen

Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards

Located in the beautiful Carneros wine district of Sonoma, Gloria Ferrer produces both fine California sparkling and still wines. When visiting, sit down, relax and enjoy the beautiful views.
(707) 933-1917
23555 Highway 121 (Arnold Dr), Sonoma, CA 95476

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Founded in 1858, this historic winery celebrated 150 years of wine production in 2008 and is focused on making small lots of ultra-premium wines.
(707) 939-3015
2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Homewood Winery

Homewoood Winery is as close to a one-man "minimalist winemaking" operation as its founder can keep it, limited to around 3,000 cases of unfiltered and unfined wine produced annually.
(707) 996-6353
23120 Burndale Rd., Sonoma, CA 95476

Imagery Estate Winery

Imagery is all about experimenting with new varietals and exploring little known grape regions – the culmination of a 20-year commitment to eclectic wines.
(707) 935-4515
14335 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Kaz Vineyard & Winery

Nestled in the Valley of the Moon, Kaz Vineyard is family-owned and considered the smallest winery in the county that sells only 1,000 cases a year (but with more options than most wineries its size) and proud of it.
877 833-2536
233 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95442

Kenwood Vineyards

Founded in 1970 and located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards has established itself as a producer of premium quality, world class California wines.
(707) 833-5891
9592 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood 95452

Kunde Estate Winery

Family owned and operated for five generations, Kunde Estate Winery and Vineyards produces elegant, estate-grown balanced wines that are sustainably farmed.
(707) 833-5501
9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood 95452

Lake Sonoma Winery

Lake Sonoma Winery produces unique Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Chardonnay designed to showcase the sub-appellation vineyards of the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys.
(707) 939-4512
777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Landmark Vineyards

One of the stars in the "super premium" Chardonnay and Pinot Noir business, Landmark produces rich, balanced hand crafted wines perfect for pairing with a wide variety of fine cuisine.
(707) 833-0218
101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood

Larson Family Winery

Larson Family Winery is a family friendly winery located on 70 acres of beautiful Carneros land that has been in the family since the late 1800s.
(707) 938-3031
23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ledson Winery & Vineyards

This historic 16,000 square foot French Normandy winery is known as "The Castle" and was originally settled by the Ledson family in 1862.
(707) 537-3810, 800-539-2331
7335 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95442

Loxton Cellars

Australian Chris Loxton handcrafts Syrah and Zinfandel that show balance and a sense of place without compromise at this micro-winery.
(707) 935-7221
11466 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Mayo Family Winery

Mayo Family Winery is a small winery that produces small batch, single vineyard wines in Glen Ellen that are always interesting and delicious.
(707) 938-9401
13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Moon Mountain Vineyards

Moon Mountain Vineyard is a family-owned property devoted to organic vineyards in the Mayacamas Mountains, produces a range or red and white wines and is the home of Repris Wines.
(707) 996-3526
1700 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Nelson Estate Tasting Room

Nelson Estates makes small batches of premium quality estate wine using environmentally responsible farming practices and handcrafted winemaking techniques.
(707) 833-5504
9200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95442

Nicholson Ranch

Nicholson Ranch is tucked away in the southern foothills of Sonoma Valley and offers panoramic views, cave tours and handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.
(707) 938-8822
4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Ravenswood Winery

Ravenswood prides itself on capturing the spirit of California's best growing regions by producing unadulterated, unapologetic, unfussy, unwimpy wines.
(707) 938-1960, 888-669-4679
18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Repris Wines

An amazing historic vineyard known to a select few in the Mayacamas Mountains for over 125 years, Repris and its 18,000 square feet of caves is one of Sonoma's delicious little members only secrets.
(707) 931-7701
1700 Moon Mountain Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

Robert Hunter Winery

Robert Hunter Winery is a boutique winery located in the Sonoma Valley producing unique limited quantities of Brut, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
(707) 996-3056
15655 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476

Robledo Family Winery

Family owned and operated boutique winery since 1996 producing ultra premium wines from Sonoma, Napa and Lake Counties.
(707) 939-6903
21901 Bonness Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Roche Carneros Estate Winery

Roche is a family run boutique winery making only a very limited amount of premium wine and olive oil and selling direct to the consumer.
(707) 935-7115
28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the family-run showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers, Walter Schug, and is a globally recognized producer of Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
(707) 939-9363
602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sebastiani Vineyards

Sebastiani is the oldest, continuously family-owned winery in Sonoma with an emphasis on single-vineyard and sub-appellation wines.
(707) 933-3230
389 East Fourth Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Remick Ridge Vineyards

Remick Ridge Vineyards is owned and operated by the Smothers Brothers (yes, those ones), proud of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced at their ranch in Kenwood, California.
(707) 833-6131
9575 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95442

St. Francis Winery

Originally planted in 1910 and now producing two estate wines, St. Francis is surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking vineyard views.
(707) 538-9463
100 Pythian Road, Kenwood, CA 95442

Tin Barn Vineyards

Tin Barn Vineyards produces single vineyard Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wines highlighting the true character of rural Sonoma County.
(707) 938-5430
21692 Eighth Street East, Unit 340, Sonoma, CA 95476

VJB Vineyards & Cellars

VJB wines are crafted from a beautiful blend of soil, exposure, weather and family tradition and sold exclusively at VJB's tasting room and through Club Enoteca.
(707) 833-2300
9077 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95442

Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace

Overlooking the Sonoma Valley, Viansa Winery & Marketplace is a popular and picturesque wine country destination. The winery combines traditions from the old world with styles from the new, offering a variety of California favorites.
(707) 935-4700
25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Wellington Vineyards

Wellington Vineyards is nestled between the towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood and has been owned by a father and son team since 1986.
(707) 939-0708
11600 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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Additionally, please review our favorite Napa Valley Wineries, St. Helena and Calistoga Wineries and North Sonoma County Wineries. For additional tour and tasting information please see our Sonoma Wine Tours and Sonoma Wine Tasting pages.

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