Editors note: As of June 12, tasting rooms are allowed to open without the requirement they also serve food. Many Sonoma County wineries have since resumed tastings. Please check with your favorite winery for more information. The below list was created before Covid-19 restrictions were further relaxed.
After more than two months of coronavirus-prompted closures, wineries are reopening throughout Sonoma County like wildflowers after spring rain. But things remain a little different in Wine Country — wineries must now employ a plethora of measures to keep visitors and employees safe.
This list of wineries that are now open (or soon will be) will be updated in the coming days. In all cases, reservations are required, parties will be seated 6 feet apart, and masks must be worn before and after meals. Prices listed are per person unless noted; wine club members typically receive discounts and/or complimentary visits.
Grace Yarrow contributed to this article.
Adobe Road Winery: While proprietor Kevin Buckler continues to develop his property on the Petaluma River to a multi-use winery, restaurant and visitor center, he now hosts pop-up tastings, with food service, at the construction location. Tastings of five wines are $35, accompanied by appetizers from Ayawaska RestoBar. C and First streets, Petaluma, 707-774-6699, adoberoadwines.com.
Alexander Valley Vineyards: Seated wine tastings on the tasting room porch, with boxed lunches, give guests an up-close look at a working winery and vineyards. The Estate Tasting is $30, the Reserve Tasting $40. 8644 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, 707-7902, avvwine.com.
Anaba Wines: Located in the Carneros region, Anaba will reopen on June 5 for seated outdoor tasting experiences with paired lunches provided by Sonoma restaurants the Girl & the Fig and the spanking-new Kivelstadt Cellars Wine Garden and Eatery. A flight of four Anaba wines is delivered to each table in carafes so that guests can pour four themselves. Available Friday through Sunday. $70. 62 Bonneau Road, 707-996-4188, x109, anabawines.com.
Bacigalupi Vineyards: Reopens on June 12 with seated one-hour tastings (by reservation) that will be held on the winery’s patio and outdoor spaces adjacent to the tasting room on Westside Road. Each outdoor tasting ($25) features a selection of five Bacigalupi Vineyards estate-grown wines, including the recently released 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Guests will also be able to purchase their own “Baci Board,” featuring a selection of the winery’s favorite local cheeses with an assortment of cured meats, almonds, and Rustic Bakery Flatbread. Each tasting fee will be refunded with a purchase of two or more bottles at the time of the visit. Appointments are available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays and select holidays when the winery is closed to visitors. 4353 Westside Road, Healdsburg, 707-473-0115, bacigalupivineyards.com.
Balletto Vineyards: Patio tastings are available Friday through Sunday, with two options. The Reserve Food & Wine Pairing is comprised of five vintage and single-vineyard wines matched with a bruschetta trio of pesto cream, olive tapenade and tomato, with brie and honey to finish ($39). Four estate wines are poured in the Estate Food & Wine Pairing ($29), served with naan and three spreads. 5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, 707-568-2455, ballettovineyards.com.
Benovia Winery: Sit on the winery’s ranch house deck in the heart of Russian River Valley for Pinot & Pairings on the Patio. With the estate Martaella Vineyard as the backdrop, visitors taste pinot noirs and chardonnays paired with small bites that complement the wines. $30. 3339 Hartman Road, Santa Rosa, 707-526-4441, benoviawinery.com.
B.R. Cohn Winery: Thursday through Monday, B.R. Cohn offers several food packages for two, partnering with Sonoma restaurant the Girl & the Fig. Wines are sold by the glass and bottle, to accompany a menu that ranges from boxed brunches to picnic lunches to multi-course meals. Wine and food prices vary. 5000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, 707-938-4064, brcohn.com.
Bricoleur Vineyards: The Essentials Picnic for two ($90) includes a bottle of grenache rosé and lunch for two, to be enjoyed by the pond or rose garden on the 40-acre estate in Windsor. Chef Shane McAnelly (formerly of Chalkboard and Brass Rabbit in Healdsburg) assembles pre-packed meals of piadini, two salads, housemade chips with Swiss chard dip, and cookies, with many of the ingredients grown onsite. There are also tasting experiences served with a seasonal dish prepared by McAnelly ($45-$65). 7494 Starr Road, Windsor, 707-857-5700, bricoleurvineyards.com.
Bucher Wines: Open for seated tastings on the patio at Grand Cru Custom Crush Sunday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New releases, including the 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir that received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, will be available for tasting. Guests can choose between two meals: a cheese and charcuterie plate and a vegan plate, which includes chickpea hummus, seasonal vegetable crudités, mixed olives and pickles, and nuts. 1200 American Way, Windsor, 707-484-5162, bucher.wine/taste
Buena Vista Winery: Cheese and charcuterie platters for two, with wines, are $50 at this historic Sonoma winery. Boxed lunches from Oakville Grocery, with wine, are $50 per person. Guests can enjoy food only for a reduced price. 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, 800-926-1266, buenavistawinery.com.
Cast Wines: This Dry Creek Valley producer serves four wines with cheese and charcuterie boards on its Grey Palm Patio ($30); boxed meals are an additional $20. The menu changes weekly, so check the website for offerings. 8500 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, 707-431-1225, castwines.com.
Chateau St. Jean: Build your own sandwich at a private picnic table at this Kenwood visitor center. The reusable picnic basket contains all the necessary sandwich fixings, chips, a cookie and your choice of wine, for $40. 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-257-5784, chateaustjean.com.
Corner 103: Corner 103 opens its downtown Sonoma tasting room on Saturday, June 13. The Sonoma Wine Tasting ($20) is by appointment only and includes a tasting of 5 award-wining, limited-production wines of the guest’s choice. 103 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, 707-931-6141, corner103.com.
Davis Family Vineyards: A large patio and organic garden area with picnic tables overlooking the Russian River allow visitors to enjoy a five-wine-tasting outdoors. There’s a bocce ball court too, and food from chefs Duskie Estes and John Stewart’s Black Piglet food truck. Open by appointment only Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Email for reservations at least 24 hours in advance. 52 Front St, Healdsburg, 707-433-3858, davisfamilyvineyards.com.
DeLoach Vineyards: Cheese and charcuterie platters for two, with wines, are $50 at this Russian River Valley producer. Boxed lunches from Oakville Grocery, with wine, are $50 per person. Guests can enjoy food only for a reduced price. 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, 707-755-3300, deloachvineyards.com.
deLorimier Winery: This Geyserville winery’s back patio offers views of Alexander Valley and is a quiet space for tasting its wines, with a picnic lunch prepared by estate chef Donna Parsons. Each reservation, offered at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., has a dedicated host who serves three deLorimier wines with the meal. $30. 2001 Highway 128, Geyserville, 800-546-7718, delorimierwinery.com.
Donum Estate: Wine meets art at Donum Estate, which reopens its tasting room on Friday, June 12, with a new culinary experience featuring seasonal produce from Kicking Bull Farm, the winery’s Michelin-standard onsite garden. The Discover ($95) and Explore ($150) experiences are by appointment only and include tours of the estate’s open-air art sculpture collection featuring over 40 works by world-renowned artists. 24500 Ramal Road, Sonoma, 707-732-2200, thedonumestate.com.
Dutton Estate Winery: Enjoy a picnic and wine tasting in the garden, with five estate wines served with a springtime boxed meal. The wine menu includes rosé, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah. $30. 8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol, 707-829-9463, duttonestate.com.
Fort Ross Vineyard and Winery: Reopened since June 5. Wine tastings ($45) include four estate grown wines accompanied by a sit-down meal of locally sourced, traditional charcuterie or artisanal cheese and vegetarian selection. Tastings take place on the winery’s outdoor decks and patios surrounded by coastal forests and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Limited reservations are available, Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. – 3 pm. 15725 Meyers Grade Road, Jenner, 707-847-3460, fortrossvineyard.com.
Flowers Vineyards & Winery: Reopening Friday, June 12, with a new contactless, alfresco bottle service and picnic experience ($150 for two guests). Tables will be preset with a bottle of 2017 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay or 2017 Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, an ice bucket, glassware, and picnic basket prepared by Healdsburg restaurant SingleThread (additional partners will include Valette and The Spinster Sisters). Guests can reserve a time slot (Friday through Sunday) and pre-pay for the tasting experience online. Flagship tasting flights ($25) also available. 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, 707-723-4800, flowerswinery.com.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Leave it to Francis Ford Coppola to jump on an opportunity to show off his wines and Italian cuisine from his Rustic restaurant at his Geyserville property. While the pool, movie memorabilia collection and tasting bars remain closed, outdoor dining and wine tastings are available, noon to 4 p.m. Restaurant menu pricing is in place; cost for a wine tasting and pairing session is $30. 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, 707-857-1471, francisfordcoppolawinery.com.
Freeman Vineyard & Winery: By appointment, Akiko and Ken Freeman reopen their Sebastopol winery on June 5, seating visitors in their redwood grove and serving food prepared by nearby Handline Restaurant. The dishes are paired with five wines made by Akiko, a specialist in chardonnay and pinot noir. $50. 1300 Montgomery Road, Sebastopol, 707-823-6937, freemanwinery.com.
Hanna Winery: Hanna Winery has two tasting rooms — one in Alexander Valley and one in the Russian River Valley, just west of Santa Rosa. Both are open for tastings by appointment. In Alexander Valley, picnic under the oak tree with a flight of five wines and a lunch selection ($50 per person). The Hanna Vineyard Lunch includes a locally source meal featuring three items from the Sonoma County Chef’s Menu, plus dessert and a flight of five wines ($85 per person). Wine and cheese pairings and cabernet and charcuterie pairings are available, too. 9280 Highway 128, Healdsburg, 707-431-4310; 5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, 707-575-3371, hannawinery.com.
Horse & Plow: This Sebastopol winery and cidery is open for outdoor tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy wine, cider and food on 2 acres of gardens and orchards. 1272 Gravenstein Hwy N Sebastopol, 707-322-4871, horseandplow.com.
Iron Horse Vineyards: Three sparkling wines, a single-vineyard chardonnay and a single-vineyard pinot noir are the core of this experience, paired with foods and served in a picnic gazebo. $30. 9796 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol, 707-887-1507, ironhorsevineyards.com.
Jordan Winery: The currently available experience is a guided estate hike and take-away box lunch with one bottle each of Jordan’s chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon ($220 per couple). Starting June 11, seated bistro-style lunches will be available, prepared by estate chef Todd Knoll, with wine, served on the terrace. $75-$110. 1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, 800-654-1213, jordanwinery.com.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens: K-J’s visitor center, located just north of Santa Rosa, has resumed its Food & Wine pairing program. Executive Chef Justin Wangler and his team use local ingredients and hyper-local produce from its 4-acre culinary garden to prepare four small dishes paired with the winery’s small-production, limited-release wines. $70. 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, 707-571-8100, kj.com.
Kunde Family Winery: Its expansive patio is conducive to hosting tastings with plenty of physical distancing. A selected group of wines are served, with a food component, for $35. 9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-5501, kunde.com.
La Crema at Saralee’s Vineyard: Take a walking tour of the estate vineyard in the Russian River Valley, then receive a cheese and charcuterie picnic box and bottle of wine to take home or savor on the adjacent lawn at Richard’s Grove. $100 for two people. 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor, lacrema.com.
Larson Family Winery: Open by reservation only for bottle service paired with food from Tips Tri Trip Trolley. This kid-friendly winery has a shaded patio and a big lawn. Prices vary depending on wine and food selection. Reservations can be made online. 3355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, 707-938-3031, larsonfamilywinery.com.
Ledson Winery & Vineyards: Tasting room and gourmet marketplace reopens Friday, June 12. Wine tasting experiences at the castle are hosted daily, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose between the Classic Wine Tasting ($30 plus tax), the Winemaker’s Flight ($50 plus tax), and the Private Wine Tasting ($75 plus tax). Call 707-537-3823 or visit ledson.com/taste for reservations. 7335 Highway 12, Kenwood, ledson.com.
Longboard Vineyards: Enjoy sparkling wines, crisp whites, pinot noir, syrah and other varietals, alfresco, with cheese and charcuterie boards, and other food selections. Prices vary. 5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg, 707-433-3473, longboardvineyards.com.
Marimar Estate: Owner (and cookbook author) Marimar Torres serves Spanish tapas and charcuterie plates alongside her chardonnays, pinot noirs and albarinos, on her Russian River Valley winery’s patio. $40-$65. 11400 Graton Road, 707-823-4365, x114, marimarestate.com.
Martinelli Winery: Open for tastings by appointment on the vineyard terrace, with a picnic lunch, Friday — Monday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m ($50). Includes six estate wines and lunch options such as the Chicken Cutlet Sandwich with provolone, roasted tomatoes and parsley mayo, Grilled Portobello Mushroom sandwich with fontina cheese, lettuce and parsley and a Picnic Lunch Salad with walnuts, candied lemon, pecorino cheese, raisins and a raspberry vinaigrette. Bottle service paired with picnic is also available. Make reservations online. 3360 River Rd, Windsor, 707-525-0570, martinelliwinery.com.
Mayo Family Winery: Mayo Family Winery has two tasting rooms — The Main Tasting Room in Glen Ellen and The Reserve Room in Kenwood. Both are now open for tastings by appointment. Call to make reservations. 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 707-938-9401; 9200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-5504, mayofamilywinery.com.
Meadowcroft Wines: This Cornerstone Sonoma tasting room has reopened for by-appointment wine tastings. Picnic boxes prepared by the Girl & the Fig ($40) accompany bottle purchases and can be enjoyed on the Cornerstone’s grounds. 23574 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, 707-934-4090, meadowcroftwines.com.
Merry Edwards Winery: Merry Edwards’s tasting room reopens Saturday, June 13, with tastings of selected wines ($25) by appointment from 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There are a limited number of appointments available per day and the winery will be accepting a maximum of 4 guests per tasting to maintain proper social distancing. To book your appointment, email email@example.com or call 707-823-7466 to speak with a tasting room host. 2959 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, merryedwards.com.
Muscardini Cellars: This Kenwood winery offers a number of food options to complement wine tastings, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle, all served at safely distanced picnic tables. Charcuterie Lunch, Boxed Sandwich Lunch and Boxed Salmon Nicoise Salad Lunch ($15-$24) are among the meal selections; wine is an additional cost, from $15-$25 tasting flights to glass and bottle purchases. 9380 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-933-9305, muscardinicellars.com.
Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards: Lakeside Lunch is the newest experience at this Windsor winery. Four Notre Vue and Balverne wines are served to guests, alongside a charcuterie board ($40); prices vary for upgrades to a full lunch. 11010 Estate Lane, Windsor, 707-433-4050, notrevueestate.com.
Papapietro Perry Winery: Beginning June 5, a five-wine, pinot noir-forward flight accompanies lunch on the patio. Guests choose either a grilled sweet potato banh mi with Asian slaw, avocado and soy glaze, or a roast turkey sandwich with cranberry chutney, green onion cream cheese and arugula. Each is served with cauliflower tabbouleh salad and a chocolate-raspberry brownie. $40. 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, 707-433-0422, papapietro-perry.com.
Ramey Wine Cellars: Open daily for hosted seated tastings by appointment at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ($50). Each reservation will be the only group in the private tasting space at all times. For information and scheduling, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-433-0870. 25 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, rameywine.com.
Ram’s Gate Winery: Its open-air tasting includes five wines and a tableside picnic of local cheeses, cured meats, candied almonds, olives, artisan bread and pickles. $50 per person for wine flights and an additional $16 per person for the tableside picnic. 28700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, 707-721-8700, ramsgatewinery.com.
Roadhouse Winery: Visit the Healdsburg tasting room to try its lineup of pinot noirs. Tastings require a purchase of a meal. $45 for wine and food. 250 Center Street, Healdsburg, 707-433-0433, roadhousewinery.com.
Russian River Vineyards: Its restaurant license and outdoor patio allowed this winery to welcome visitors just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Picnic tables are arranged on the grounds, appropriately distanced. The current menu features charcuterie and cheese boards, salads and sandwiches, all paired with the winery’s pinot noirs, chardonnays and rosés. $20 for a tasting flight, with food orders additional. 5700 Highway 116 N., Forestville, 707-887-3344, russianrivervineyards.com.
Ryme Cellars: Outdoor tastings are available on Ryme’s patio, with wine and a picnic brunch or lunch from Pascaline Patisserie. $35 meals per person, $20 wine tasting per person. 6450 First Street, Forestville, 707-820-8121, rymecellars.com.
Siduri Wines: Reopens the Santa Rosa Warehouse Winery — the original tasting room — on June 12 for tastings by reservation, Friday to Sunday. The Signature Tasting ($20) includes 4-5 of the winery’s critically-acclaimed Pinot Noirs from various spots along the West Coast. The tasting lasts 45 to 60 minutes. The $20 fee is waived with purchase or joining wine club. Call 707-578-3882 or email email@example.com to make a reservation. 981 Airway Ct, Santa Rosa, siduri.com/visit/warehouse.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards: Well-known for its high-end wine and food pairings program, St. Francis returns from closure on June 5 with a pairing of wines and multiple food bites, served on the vineyard portico. $50. 100 Pythian Road at Highway 12, Santa Rosa, 888-675-9463, stfranciswinery.com.
Three Fat Guys Wines: Proprietor and winemaker Tony Moll became well known in Sonoma Valley long before he filled his first barrel. A fourth-generation Sonoman and sports standout at Sonoma Valley High and the University of Nevada, he went on to play in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. Two of his Packers teammates, Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz, are the other Fat Guys founders. The winery produces rosé, chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon from renowned vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Valley. They reopened for tastings on Memorial Day weekend. 20816 Broadway, Sonoma, 707-983-7211, threefatguyswines.com.
Trentadue Winery: A selection of meal options is available, from local vendors such as Big John’s Market, at this Geyserville winery, served with wines by the glass or in a tasting flight. $20-$30 per person. 19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, 707-433-3104, trentadue.com.
Trione Winery: Open Thursday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. by appointment. Outdoor seating is available around the property. Offerings include wines by the bottle, half bottle carafes and four-ounce pours, as well as cheese and charcuterie plates. 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, 707-814-8100, trionewinery.com.
Viansa Sonoma: Choose to be seated in one of Viansa’s private overlooks, for glorious views of Sonoma Valley and a bit of birdwatching ($75 per person), or on the terrace, with a similar view ($50 per person), for an Italian-inspired lunch prepared by the Girl & the Fig and served with a seasonal flight of four wines. 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, 800-995-4740, viansa.com.
Williamson Wines: The Williamson family has two downtown Healdsburg tasting rooms, both on Matheson Street. The patio gates are open at each, and the focus, as always, is on wine and food matching. The Wine & Cheese Pairing ($20) with four wines is available at the 134 Matheson St. location. The Lunch Pairing takes place in Bill’s Cellar, at 18 Matheson St. and pricing is based on the level of wines chosen by guests — $50 for four Icon wines, $75 for Bordeaux-style wines and $95 for reserve wines. 134 Matheson Street and 18 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, 707-433-1500, williamsonwines.com.