When you hear American Wine, many think of Sonoma Country in Northern California. It’s known for its wide variety of wines, though many say some of the best dry chardonnays come from Sonoma County. If you’re planning a visit, pay these 12 wineries a visit!
NAME: Francis Ford Coppola Winery
The 2017 winery of the year and source of overall fun times, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery is well-known and for good reason. The estate features a tour of their greens, places to eat, and a movie spot. They also host seasonal events, so there’s plenty of ways to have fun here.
NAME: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
There are actually 5 classic wines at what might be considered Sonoma’s most well-known source of the grape magic. The ambiance alone makes you appreciate how tasteful the layout is and they allow everything from tasting to tours!
NAME: Dry Creek Vineyard
The floral Dry Creek Vineyard is right off the water with a passion for sailing. This is present with their brand and personality, which is a fun change of scenery. The energy is fun and outgoing and they have tons of wines to taste and purchase.
NAME: Patz & Hall
The winery at Patz & Hall might not be the flashiest, but the quality of wine makes up for it. We really loved the tasting and appetizers!
NAME: Mauritson Wines
For a relaxing time and a beautiful aesthetic, Mauriston is an excellent choice. They have 4 vineyards in total, all having a slightly different theme. Whether you prefer Rockpile, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley or Chalk Hill, you can expect a solid experience either way!
NAME: Ledson Winery
Ledson is really nice and spacious – perfect for groups. The wine tasting can be done outside or inside (both equally classy). Like what you try? They have a nice shop with wines and accessories.
NAME: Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Known for its elite quality of wine, visit Jordan Winery for some really good cabernet and delicious snacks that compliment it perfectly. The garden looks like something right out of a storybook.
NAME: Cline Family Cellars
Imagine a bed and breakfast and a winery had a baby – that’s kind of like Cline Family Cellars. The fields are absolutely beautiful and the whole property has a lot to offer. It’s huge and great for events like weddings or receptions, but equally as good for normal tastings.
NAME: MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
You’ll never guess – another gorgeous scene! The wide-open indoor spaces with natural light and the picnic areas outside, right by the grapes are sites to see. There’s also an array of fruits and other snacks with the tastings.
NAME: Martinelli Winery
Martinelli Winery has been around since the 19th century and the history speaks to you as you walk through the fields and establishment. Their wine is among some of our favorites too, so definitely pay them a visit.