May 12-13, 2021
Santa Rosa, CA
Andre Tchelistcheff, known as the legendary winemaker once said ‘The first taste of wine is like the first kiss; you look forward to the second’ - and who are we to disagree with a wine legend?
If you’re in Sonoma, you definitely can’t leave without enjoying a glass of wine by the vineyard or in a beautiful tasting room.
If you find yourself wandering around the Sonoma Plaza - then here’s a rundown of 10 tasting rooms near Sonoma Plaza that you must visit.
Located just off the northwest corner of the Sonoma Plaza, Walt Wines is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The tasting room is a ‘combination of a home with the inspiration of an art gallery’. Tasting rooms are open from 11am to 6pm, and reservations are not mandatory, but highly recommended.
Location - 380 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
Famous for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir - Three Sticks’ philosophy is to produce world class quality wines from exquisite vineyards in Sonoma County. All tastings at the Three Sticks are by reservations only.
Location - 143 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Finding its place in the 10 tasting rooms near Sonoma Plaza list is Chappellet. Their grower collection tasting room features an exquisite variety of cool climate Sonoma County wines - including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Location - 27 E Napa St. Suite A, Sonoma, CA 95476
Named one of the top 25 wine bars in the country by Travel & Leisure, SIGH is a one of a kind Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting room. If you find yourself wandering around the Sonoma Plaza, don’t forget to stop by SIGH as reservations are not necessary here.
Location - 120 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
An intimate venue that features small production wines inspired by the Rhone, Peninsula, Iberian, Napa, and Sonoma.
Location - 531 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476
Enoteca Della Santina finds its place in the 10 tasting rooms near Sonoma Plaza with its 250+ bottle offering. Their ‘wine wall’ showcases hard to find gems from across the globe.
Location - 127 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Hawkes Wine menu is an eye-catching 1920’s restored bungalow. Their private tasting experience is known as the ‘Cabernet experience’ with six Cabernets in all. The 90 minute experience at Hawkes Wine also features a cheese and charcuterie board for you to enjoy.
Location - 383 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
The Lake Sonoma Winery is said to offer varietals ‘that define the most prestigious sub-appellations of Sonoma County’, including, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Cabernet. They are said to ‘work only within the most celebrated of these sub-appellations to offer a brilliant portfolio of fine wines designed to showcase the region’s unique characteristics and the varietal for which it has come to be known’
Location - 134 Church Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
This highly acclaimed winery and tasting room is known for specialising in the production of artisan Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their portfolio of vineyard sites include the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Napa Valley.
Location - 141 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Jeff Cohn cellars is a family owned winery that produces single vineyard Zinfandel and Rhone-centric wines that balance the pure expression of California fruit with the Rhone influence.
Location - 535 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
Technology is seeping into all the cracks and curves of the world, and the world of wine is no exception. Technology is slowly climbing the grapevine and finding its way in the wine industry.
The growth of tech-based products that improve your wine experience has taken a giant leap and is only growing day by day.
We interviewed some of the top-most innovators gracing the wine industry. They shared their views on the scope of the wine and tech industry, and shared their experience as innovators.
Check out our Innovators here