Peay Vineyards

n general, they have EXCELLENT Syrah. Their Syrah easily stand out and I consider it to be really top notch quality. Their Pinot Noir is indeed good and borderline great. I definitely like this place and I would recommend this to anyone.

Jordan Estate Winery

The wines speak for themselves... The grounds, ambiance and staff are first class! Jordan only makes chardonnay, very French....not oaky or buttery like most California chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are quite good. They have also started pressing their own olive oil.

David Coffaro Estate Winery

The wines here were very good really enjoyed them. They charge a $5 tasting fee, which is definitely worth it to try some of their nice blends as well as the Zin, Cab, and Petite Sirah. Nice winery with a great personality. The barrel tasting experience is great. The lobster bisque was very good. The wine selection made it all worth the trip and the picnic area really took things to a new place.

Adrian Fog Winery

Stewart Dorman is very responsive to phone calls for tasting appointments, which is not always the norm in the winery world. Once there, you taste in a large warehouse surrounded by barrels. I personally enjoy being so close to the production. If you want to really have a personal, intimate tasting experience and don't want to do be lost among the usual wine country tourists, not to mention tasting something that you'll never find in any store, as distribution is essentially the winery plus several restaurants, then you'll want to make it here.

MacPhail Family Wines

MacPhail Pinot noir was founded in 2002 with the sole passion to handcraft Pinot noir from premier Sonoma and Mendocino County appellations. Since that time, MacPhail Family Wines has expanded from 150 cases a year to just under 5000 cases and now includes two new AVAs: Oregon and Santa Barbara.

Larson Family Winery

he place is very relaxed, dog- and child-friendly, and the grounds are rustic with a nice view of Carneros. It's getting the wine country experience without venturing too far up the 121, and without the tour buses and connoisseurs.

Scherrer Winery

The tasting experience is fantastic. Don't expect fancy sights - you'll pull up to a nondescript warehouse - but Fred basically will let you taste whatever you want, giving as much commentary as you like. It's truly a great way to quickly get a great exposure to a range of uniquely Sonoma wines. By appointment.


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