Our Favorite North Sonoma County Wineries
North Sonoma County wineries are among some of the finest in California and are located in one of the premier grape growing regions of the world – the Chalk Hill Valley, Dry Creek Valley and the Alexander Valley. Famous in particular for outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, North Sonoma County wineries are also known for fine Merlot and Zinfandel wines. While there are many large, well-known wineries in the region, we focus on smaller, more intimate wineries offering delicious, unique wines in order to provide a special experience for our guests. We’re thrilled that Trip Advisor consistently ranks our Sonoma Wine Tours as a top-rated activity in the region – and our North Sonoma County Wine Tours to Healdsburg Wineries and Russian River Wineries are just as fun! Make a Platypus North Sonoma Wine Tour reservation online now or call (707) 253-2723. Here are some of our favorite North Sonoma County Wineries (updated October, 2014):
Amphora is a boutique producer primarily of small lot red wines from the Dry Creek Valley and beyond, nurturing the best grapes to create balanced wines that reflect their varietal and vineyard.
4791 Dry Creek Road (Building 6), Healdsburg, CA 95448
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Alexander Valley Vineyards has a long established reputation for quality estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot wines with distinctive character. Other varietals include Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Arbios Cellars Tasting Room
Arbios wines are crafted with 100% of its varietal from a single, sustainably-farmed vineyard. They are particularly known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, made from their own mountain-top fruit.
21023 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, CA 95441
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery
Chalk Hill produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris wines that are intense, balanced and distinctive.
10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
A pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley for over 30 years.
1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Dutton Estate Winery
They offer two tasting flights; the Estate Flight is $10 per person and includes four wines; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The Reserve Flight is $15 per person and is also waived with wine purchase. The wines on the Reserve Flight are very limited, with cases made from just 50 to 150. There are 6 wines on this list and the guests get to choose 4. Both Flights come with a complimentary food pairing to go with each wine.
8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Geyser Peak Winery
One of California’s oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Graton Ridge Cellars
A small family operation cultivating premium grapes into handcrafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines with the utmost attention to detail.
3561 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Harvest Moon Winery
Harvest Moon was founded on growing, producing and bottling world-class Russian River wines across the varietal board that exhibit fresh, juicy vineyard-focused flavors which burst on the palate and possess long, lingering finishes.
2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Hook & Ladder Winery
A small family winery that employs a simple philosophy – craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink.
2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Iron Horse Vineyards
Where rustic meets elegance — Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County’s most prestigious, small, independent, estate, family-owned wineries.
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Producing classically styled, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines with depth and beauty in Sonoma County since 1976.
(707) 431-5250, 800-654-1213
1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Kistler Vineyards is a small, family owned and operated winery in the Russian River Valley specializing in the production of world-class Burgundian-styled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir using old world techniques applied to new world vineyards.
4707 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Lancaster Estate Winery
Dedicated to crafting limited release Bordeaux styled wines that are estate grown, bottled, and produced in its state of the art winery.
15001 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Martinelli Winery specializes in small single vineyard lots of Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Syrah from the Russian River Valley.
3360 River Road,Windsor, CA 95492
Matanzas Creek Winery
Matanzas Creek’s Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines and hand crafted lavender products made from its own lavender gardens, embody the winery’s long standing commitment to quality.
6097 Bennett Valley Road,Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The Meeker Vineyard is a family owned winery in Sonoma County, and has been making big red Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wines since 1977.
21035 Geyserville Avenue,Geyserville, CA 95441
Pellegrini Family Vineyards
The Pellegrini Wine Company is a family owned business that has been growing grapes and producing wine in Sonoma County for four generations.
4055 West Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Siduri focuses on producing more than 20 limited production Pinot Noirs from the best vineyards, representing one of the most extensive Pinot offerings in any California winery.
980 Airway Court, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Silver Oak Cellars
Established in 1972, Silver Oak Cellars is a family owned, California winery dedicated to producing only Cabernet Sauvignon.
24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
Sonoma-Cutrer’s flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, is the most requested Chardonnay in America’s finest restaurants.
4401 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492
Sunce is a small, ultra-premium family owned winery specializing in diverse, locally produced small lot varietal and blended wines, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Additionally, please review our favorite Napa Valley Wineries, St. Helena and Calistoga Wineries and Sonoma Valley Wineries. For additional tour and tasting information please see our Sonoma Wine Tours and Sonoma Wine Tasting pages.