Wine Tasting in Sonoma


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  • Cakebread Cellars Reserve Room
    Five Things to Know About Cakebread Cellars It all started with a photo shoot. In 1972, Jack and Dolores Cakebread were taking pictures at Sturdivant Ranch for Nathan Chroman’s Treasury of American Wines. On a whim, they offered to buy the property—and Cakebread Cellars was born. More than 40 years later, their operation has expanded to encompass 11 vineyards that produce grapes for both white and red wines. Read on for more about the acclaimed winery: Cakebread Cellars is green. The vineyard focuses on recycling, waste reduction, and winemaking with energy-efficient equipment, and champions sustainable farming practices. Those efforts have paid off—Cakebread Cellars is a Napa Green Certified Winery, and is working to ensure its land becomes certified in the Napa Green Land program as well. One of their wines has (figurative) literary roots. Cakebread’s Rubaiyat takes its name from the poetry of Omar Kayyám, specifically a verse that praises the simple pleasure of “a flask of wine.” Visits to the winery are educational. Daily tours introduce visitors to Napa Valley viticulture, complete with a walk through the vineyard and winery, an overview of winemaking, and a guided wine tasting. You can dine while you sip. During special pairing events, Cakebread’s resident chefs craft four plates with seasonal ingredients to complement selected wines. Guests also engage in a discussion on how wines pair with foods while enjoying the harmonious meal. The winery doubles as a culinary school. Those same resident chefs host regular cooking classes on dishes such as small plates and paella.
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    8300 Saint Helena Highway
    Napa, CA US
  • Robert Hunter Winery
    Robert Hunter Winery (RHW) is a boutique winery located in the Sonoma Valley. RHW has four great wines and all sourced from the estate vineyard. Limited quantities of Brut de Noirs (Bubbles), Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon are produced by our President/Winemaker, Robert Hunter III. In addition, RHW has a superlative view and an exotic botanical garden. Garden tours are available by appointment only. Bob Hunter began planting the Hunter Farms vineyard in 1973 and the current 42 acre vineyard is planted to the following varieties (from most acres to fewest acres) Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. The grapes for the Robert Hunter Wines are all sourced from this ‘little piece of Sonoma County.’ Chris Bowen is the vineyard manager for Hunter Farms. He has been upgrading the growing techniques and improving grape quality since 1983. Robert Hunter Winery distinguishes itself as the smallest champagne house in California. The winery is off the beaten path and available for tours by appointment only. Our tours are Mon-Sat at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and Sunday at 10:00 am. Visit and tour the special garden and grounds overlooking the Hunter Farms vineyard in Sonoma Valley. The garden has a selection of fine plants, many of them rare, with an emphasis on leaf color and texture. The hardscape was designed by the late Thomas Church. Tours by appointment only. (707) 939-5056
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    15655 Arnold Dr
    Sonoma, CA US
  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
    Four Things to Know About Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Big, dark reds, bright, fresh whites, sparkling, and dessert wines are all produced and served in Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ monumental, but welcoming Italian-villa-style home base. Guests can try many of them, along with cheeses and olive oils, during tours and tastings. Before you stop by, drink in a few behind-the-scenes facts: Yes, they’re the Jacuzzis. Actually, the family was in the wine business before its descendants invented the iconic bubbling tub. Patriarch Giovanni Jacuzzi worked at a vineyard in Italy before following his sons to California, where they became plane builders. After a tragic crash killed one of his sons, Giovanni convinced his remaining kids to get into a less dangerous industry. Belatedly following in his father’s footsteps, Valeriano Jacuzzi got to work planting zinfandel, carignane, and mourvedre grapes. Their wine comes from tea. Compost tea, that is. This oozy, eco-friendly mixture of molasses, fish emulsion, rock dust, and microbes fertilizes the crops. Meanwhile, bell beans, barley, and oats serve as cover crops, adding further natural enrichment to the soil. These are just a couple components to an entire system of green farming techniques used in the vineyards. Some of the field workers are fuzzy, and some are creepy-crawly. When it’s time to weed, the farmers bring in flocks of hungry sheep to munch their way between the vines. Farmers also control pests with the help of creatures that are a little less cute: predator mites. They import these microscopic bugs to cut down on nature’s vine vandals. It’s free to taste. Visitors can stop in to try up to five complimentary wine samples during normal hours, though they can also pile on extras such as table service, chocolate-wine shots, and samples from sister business The Olive Press.
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    24724 Arnold Dr
    Sonoma, CA US
  • Haywood Winery - Sonoma Ca Los Chamizal Vineyard
    Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Haywood Winery - Sonoma Ca Los Chamizal Vineyard in Sonoma will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Parking has never been easier at Haywood Winery - Sonoma Ca Los Chamizal Vineyard, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Haywood Winery - Sonoma Ca Los Chamizal Vineyard.
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    25 E Napa St
    Sonoma, CA US
  • BRYTER Estates
    BRYTER Estates offers the perfect winery visit at their place near the heart of Sonoma. If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this museum for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food. Loosen up a bit with a couple drinks chosen from an extensive menu. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of BRYTER Estates.
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    25 East Napa Street
    Sonoma, CA US
  • Wellington Vineyards
    For good times and great food, head on over to Glen Ellen's Wellington Vineyards. At Wellington Vineyards, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Wellington Vineyards's mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
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    11600 Dunbar Rd
    Glen Ellen, CA US

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