Heading north from San Francisco, you will soon be surrounded by Sonoma wineries and vineyards. Sonoma County, adjacent to Napa Valley, stretches from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east, and is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 370 wineries. Within the borders are 15 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs, or appellations) – each with its own distinctive characteristics. This diversity makes the area one of California’s best Wine Country destinations. This outstanding location is also extremely pet-friendly!
1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa CA 95401
Nestled in the world-class wine region of Sonoma County, DArgenzio Winery is a boutique winery unlike any other. What began humbly, as a hobby for two identical twin brothers, is now a full production winery looking to continue the tradition of the family’s artisan heritage. Owned and operated by three generations of Italian Americans working together to showcase the finest artisan wines, Santa Rosa’s urban boutique winery specializes in offering a selection of wines from Sonoma County’s most prestigious appellations as well as a unique collection of Italian Varietals. Each wine produced is a small lot, with less than 300 cases of each produced. (707) 546-2466. Open Sunday to Wednesday 11:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday 11:00AM-9:00PM, Friday to Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM.
2001 California 128, Geyserville CA 95441
Founded in 1986 by Al deLorimier the winery and vineyard were well thought out and beautifully planted and developed into the Estate is today. Focusing on blending our production facility is set up for the blending and aging of many small lots. With our focus on single vineyard designate Cabernets, winemakers Diane Wilson and Antoine Favero are combining their talents and are already producing award winning artisan wines. With a fabulous line up of ten Cabernet Sauvignons as well as Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Malbec, and their signature Meritage, deLorimier is the winery to visit when in Sonoma County. (707) 857-2000. Open Everyday 10:30AM-5:00PM.
9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452
[Bring your dog with you on a vineyard hike] At Kunde Family Estate, our winemaking mission is to craft elegant wines with a real sense of place—beautifully balanced and expressive of our dramatic vineyard landscape. Winemaker taking barrel samples at Kunde WineryAs 100% estate produced wine, each bottle speaks to the distinct soil, climate and topography of our fifth generation sustainably farmed property, nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Nature is the dominant force in our terroir-driven winemaking approach. Sun-drenched days, moderated by cool coastal fog and southerly wind, combine with volcanic gravelly soils and dramatic topography. The result is an ideal backdrop for creating balanced fruit, and full-flavored, complex wines. As winemakers and stewards of the land, we guide the process from vine to bottle by promoting healthy vineyards, walking every row, and sampling every barrel. (707) 833-2204. Open Everyday 10:30AM-5:00PM.
Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma CA 95476
[Dog, kid and family friendly; open field/picnic area, pet related events] We invite you, your family, friends, and even the dog to enjoy a picnic or private party at Larson Family Winery. We have a spacious area that overlooks our Estate Chardonnay vineyards and is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Play Bocce ball, Horse shoes, Ladder golf or Corn hole on our wonderful lawn area nestled in the picnic tables. It is a one of a kind place to host family get togethers, company picnics or just a summer day. In the midst of our vineyards, just beyond the picnic tables, we also have a large open field that is just right for playing catch or kicking around a soccer ball. (707) 938-3031. Open Everyday 10:00AM-5:00PM.
9050 Windsor Road, Windsor CA 95492
The California wine business brought us together. A chance meeting over 25 years ago and it was love at first site. It’s been a wonderful ride ever since. Mutt Lynch Winery was born in 1995 combining our mutual passion for wine and “all things dog.” Our motto: Apply Dog Logic to Life: Eat Well, Be Loved, Get Petted, Sleep Alot, Dream of a Leash-Free World. - Sark. Natural evolution has carved out our roles. Chris dreamed of owning his own winery and started as winemaker – books, courses and not one ounce of natural production sense. Brenda started by helping her "hubbie", quickly assessed the situation and took over – no books, no courses, but a natural sense of "what to do" in the cellar. Wine quality has been outstanding ever since! Brenda let's Chris work at the winery, but only under close supervision. (707) 942-6180. Open Everyday 8:00AM-2:00PM.
St. Francis Winery
100 N Pythian Road, Santa Rosa CA 95409
[Pet-friendly veranda, annual 'Blessing of the Animals' event] St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned Winery, and we have worked throughout our 42-year history to preserve Sonoma County’s natural resources. The state-of-the art Winery we built in 1999 includes a 457-kilowatt solar energy system, and we have been recognized for our work to conserve nearby creeks and waterways. Preserving Sonoma County for future generations is very much a part of who we are, what we do, and how we run our business. Our Winery and stunning mission-style Visitor Center is in the heart of Sonoma Valley surrounded by estate vineyards. The center’s bell tower houses a 1,000-pound bronze bell from the Marinelli Foundry in Italy. It chimes every hour and can be heard throughout the valley. (707) 538-9463. Open Everyday 10:00AM-5:00PM.
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg CA 95448
We are the Terlato family and our commitment is to quality wines that you can also share with your family and friends, as you take the time to gather around the table as we still do enjoying quality wine, carefully prepared food, good conversation and each others company. It's a tradition worthy of passing down from generation to generation. (707) 433-5987. Open Everyday 10:00AM-5:00PM.
3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
Amista translates as "it makes friends" and in our experience creating this winery has been all about friendship. At each step in our journey, we've had friends encouraging, guiding and helping us realize our dream of owning a winery. Their enthusiasm and interest taught us that not only do we take great pleasure in growing grapes and making wine, but that we're invigorated by sharing our experience with others. And so, we've created a winery that welcomes old and new friends alike, to join us in exploring the natural rhythm and splendid beauty of wine country living. (707) 431-9200. Open Everyday 11:00AM-4:30PM.
12707 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg CA 95448
Foppiano Vineyards' premier location, combined with our foundation of core family values, has allowed us to produce quality wine for over 100 years. Since 1896, our sustainably-farmed estate vineyards have produced ripe, expressive fruit, enabling our award-winning wines to speak for themselves vintage after vintage. Our estate Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vineyards thrive in the temperate climate of the Russian River Valley, an American Viticultural Area Louis J. Foppiano helped to establish. (707) 433-7272. Open Everyday 11:00AM-5:00PM.
23574 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476
My passion for wines comes from my experiences growing up, working and traveling in Europe and the United States. Early in life, I started my journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux. Later in life, I worked at wineries in Washington and Napa, attended UC Davis and Napa College, and then became a vineyard manager focused on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy. Managing dozens of properties for the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma taught me the principles of wine growing and gave me a vision for the kinds of wines that I make today. Thanks for your interest. I hope you enjoy and share our wines with your family and friends. (707) 934-4090. Open Everyday 11:00AM-6:00PM
1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Welcome to Sunce Winery. Sunce, meaning "sun" in Croatian, is located on Olivet Road west of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. Where olive trees once dominated the landscape, old headpruned vines now quietly assert their beauty. Nestled in this serene environment, Sunce Winery provides a tranquil, romantic, yet down-to-earth atmosphere. (707) 526-9463. 10:30AM-5:00PM.
1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
Wilson Winery was built on tradition and family—much like its landmark barn anchored to the eastern rim of the legendary Dry Creek Valley. When Ken and Diane Wilson opened the century-old cellar doors, they began to share more than their extraordinary wines, they offer a view into a wine valley's history and a legacy of winemaking. It was in 1993 when the Wilsons took on the restoration of the old tin barn—once the Chris Fredson Winery—complete with the original redwood vats and tanks. Today this historic barn houses modern stainless steel tanks and a new collection of French and American oak barrels for aging the Wilsons’ Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah. More than a home for Wilson wines, the old tin barn is the homestead for their growing family of boutique wineries they nurture and are proud to call Wilson Artisan Wineries. (707) 433-4355. Open Everyday 11:00AM-5:00PM.