Sonoma Wine Tasting Guide

Sonoma Wine Tasting Guide

Welcome to Tasting Sonoma, a comprehensive guide to Sonoma Wine Tasting filled with information, photos and videos to help make your visit a memorable one.

Sonoma is often thought of as the "other" Wine Country, forever in the shadow of Napa Valley. Truth is, even though there are far fewer wineries here, its wines have actually won more awards. Roads are less crowded and small, family-owned wineries are the mainstay. Just like in the old days of wine making when everyone started with the intention of going broke and loved every minute of it. Start planning your Sonoma Wine Tasting experience by browsing the list of wineries and events below.

Best Sonoma Wineries

Benziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery

Glen Ellen

It's been more than 25 years since Mike and Mary Benziger first drove up Sonoma Mountain and saw the overgrown ranch that would become Benziger Family Winery.

 

Best Wineries for Chardonnay

De Loach Vineyards

De Loach Vineyards

Santa Rosa

DeLoach Vineyards pioneered Pinot Noir wine growing in the Russian River Valley when Cecil DeLoach, a firefighter from San Francisco with a passion for winemaking, first planted the grape in 1973.

Best Wineries for Pinot Noir

Buena Vista Winery

Buena Vista Winery

Sonoma

Founded in 1857, Buena Vista Carneros is California's oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to our Tasting Room & Visitors Center.