6 Favorite Winery Patios in Sonoma County

Sip fine wine under the redwoods or enjoy a sunset food pairing at one of these exquisite outdoor winery patios in Sonoma County this summer.

Sip in the sun this summer at one of Sonoma County’s stunning winery patios, where sun-dappled outdoor spaces give way to breathtaking panoramic views of vineyards and valleys.

Check out our roundup of six favorite winery patios in the county to try this summer, from enchanting mountain-top tastings to coastal spots with Pacific views.


Bacchus Landing

Home to more than a half dozen small, family-run wineries pouring their wines in five separate tasting rooms, each has lovely outdoor patio space—plus, there are bocce courts and places to picnic. 707-395-0697, bacchuslanding.com

Elegant wines and views for miles at MacRostie Winery. (Courtesy MacRostie Winery)
Elegant wines and views for miles at MacRostie Winery. (Courtesy MacRostie Winery)

MacRostie Winery

Enjoy photo-worthy panoramas from one of three patios at the MacRostie Estate House. The winery’s Signature Experience includes five wines, with a focus on single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. 707-473-9303, macrostiewinery.com


Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery

On clear days, the back deck at this coastal winery offers dreamy views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal redwoods, and lush meadows. Wine tastings are accompanied by small bites prepared by the estate chef. 707-847-3460, fortrossvineyard.com


Kunde Family Winery

Enjoy vineyard and water fountain views from the valley floor on the Kinneybrook Patio. Or head up to the summit: The mountain top tasting is totally worth it, with views for miles. 707-833-5501, kunde.com

Guests enjoy wine and music as the sun sets at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)
The famous sunset at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)
Santa Rosa

Paradise Ridge Winery

It’s hard not to fall in love with the views from this winery patio, with a sprawling large-scale outdoor sculpture garden and some of summer’s best live music, the popular Wine & Sunsets series. 707-528-9463, prwinery.com 


WALT Wines

Just steps from the historic plaza, WALT touts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from vineyards throughout California. Our favorite here is the wine and chocolate pairing, with the delightful sugar rush coming courtesy of Windsor’s Fleur Sauvage Chocolates. 707-933-4440, waltwines.com