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Top Choice Winery in Sonoma Valley

Bartholomew Park Winery

A great bike-to winery, Bartholomew Park occupies a 400-acre nature preserve, with oak-shaded picnicking and valley-view hiking. The vineyards were originally cultivated in 1857 and now yield certified-organic, citr…
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Benziger

If you’re new to wine, make Benziger your first stop for Sonoma’s best crash course in winemaking. The worthwhile tour (reservations recommended) includes an open-air tram ride (weather permitting) through biodynami…
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Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

California's oldest family-run winery looks like a castle, but has a down-to-earth vibe. Founded 1858 by a Bavarian immigrant, its signatures are Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir, but ‘Gun-Bun’ was the first American w…
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Kunde

It's worth making reservations in advance for mountain-top tastings with impressive valley views and seasonal guided hikes, though you can also just stop in for a tasting and a tour at this family-owned winery on a …
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Homewood

Barn cats dart about at this down-home winery, where the tasting room is a garage, and the winemaker crafts standout Zinfandel ports and Rhône-style Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah – ‘Da redder, da better' – plus some…
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Imagery Estate

Imagery produces lesser-known varietals, biodynamically grown, that you often can't buy anywhere else like Legrain and Tannat. Each bottle sports an artist-designed label, with originals on display in the onsite gal…
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BR Cohn

Picnic like a rock star at always-busy BR Cohn, whose founder managed '70s-superband the Doobie Brothers before moving on to make outstanding organic olive oils and fine wines – including excellent Cabernet Sauvigno…
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Little Vineyards

The name fits at this family-owned small-scale winery surrounded by grapes, with a lazy dog to greet you and a weathered, cigarette-burned tasting bar, at which Jack London formerly drank (before it came here). The …
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Robledo

Sonoma Valley’s feel-good winery, Robledo was founded by a former grape-picker from Mexico who worked his way up to vineyard manager, then land owner, now vintner. His kids run the place. The wines – served at hand-…
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Wellington

Known for port (including a white) and meaty reds, Wellington makes great zinfandel, one from vines planted in 1892 – wow, what color! The noir de noir is a cult favorite. Alas, servers have vineyard views, while yo…