Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures

Wellness

Stretch your legs, move your body and breath some fresh Sonoma County air! Getting outside and being active is part of the lifestyle here in Sonoma County. Check out each property’s Vineyard Adventure map for special wellness tips along your walk.

Education

Viticulture is a fascinating science and our winegrowers work hard to make sure our vineyards produce the most sustainable, highest quality wine grapes around. Vineyard Adventures are a wonderful way to learn more about where your wine comes from.

Experience

There is just something about sipping wine in the place it was grown! Wandering a vineyard is fun and will give you a new appreciation for the wonderful wines that are made there. Browse below to find the best Vineyard Adventure experience for you!

Choose from one of 7 Vineyard Adventures, or Visit them all!

Amista Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley

Amista’s 20-acre estate vineyard, named Morningsong Vineyards, is on the valley floor in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. Stretching from Dry Creek Road to the banks of Dry Creek, it is comprised of the loose, gravelly soils typical of the area, providing excellent drainage. Their proximity to the Russian River Valley means that the vineyards linger in the cool morning fog before the sun begins to warm them.

Visitors will enjoy walking the property of Amista Vineyards, learning about their premiere Dry Creek Valley sparkling wines, and other Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Guests will also see one of the largest fish and wildlife habitat restoration projects just steps away from the Tasting Room.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Total Distance: 0.6 miles (25 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 800-433-1944

Location: 3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.amistavineyards.com/

La Crema Winery, Russian River Valley

La Crema was founded in 1979 as La Crema Viñera, meaning “Best of the Vine.” For more than 35 years, this family-owned and operated winery has focused exclusively on cool-climate coastal appellations, where ocean winds and fog allow grapes to ripen slowly on the vine. Today, they produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the best cool-climate regions – ranging from the Russian River Valley to Carneros. Using boutique, time-intensive techniques to produce distinctively balanced and elegant wines, La Crema combines consistent high quality and elegant flavor with a modern cosmopolitan personality.

Opened in August 2016, the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard is the new home of La Crema, a hub of wine education and culinary exploration, featuring interactive guest experiences and an engaging, interactive environment. The Vineyard Adventure Tour is a great way to see all the beauty the property has to offer, learn about their leading efforts in sustainability and taste some fabulous wines.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Total Distance: 1.06 miles (45 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-525-6200

Location:3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.lacrema.com/

Mauritson Wines, Dry Creek Valley

The Mauritson family has been farming in Sonoma County since the late 1800s, making them one of Sonoma County’s oldest farming families in the area. They planted their first winegrapes in 1884, beginning a tradition of farming that has spanned six generations. In 2004, they decided to build their winery in Dry Creek Valley, and have continued to grow there since.

Today, the Mauritson family continues to farm more than 300 acres of wine grapes in Sonoma County, throughout the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley AVAs, as well as on the land that remains from their original ranch, now known as the Rockpile AVA. Take a self-guided Vineyard Walk for some beautiful sights, and learn all about the family’s history, their unique wines and hear about their commitment to sustainable farming.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Total Distance: 0.63 miles (25 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-431-0804

Location: 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.mauritsonwines.com/

 

St Francis, Sonoma Valley

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St Francis farms more than 380 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. They also nurture long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving the winery access to some of the region’s most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards.

Guests will have the opportunity to see sustainable vineyard practices in action, from the wind machines to a weather monitoring station. At the end of the vineyard adventure, guests will be able to admire St. Francis’ two-acre organic garden, where Executive Chef Bryan Jones picks fresh vegetables and herbs daily.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Total Distance: 1.2 miles (35 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-833-2148

Location: 100 N Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.stfranciswinery.com/

 

Balletto Vineyards, Russian River Valley

After growing their vegetable farming business since the late 1970’s, John and Terri Balletto saw the opportunity to also make a name in the winegrowing business. After seeing the high-quality Russian River Valley wines crafted from their fruit by other wine producers, John and Terri decided to pursue winemaking under the “Balletto Vineyards” name. Today, they are still using 10% of the grapes grown for our own label. They are currently in the 20-25,000 case range.

At Balletto Vineyards, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the adjacent wildlife preservation, cool-climate grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris and the many soil types of the Russian River Valley. Visitors will also be surprised to learn of Balletto Vineyards’ favorite pastime, baseball, as they walk the Field of Dreams on the property.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Total Distance: 1.02 miles (40 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-568-2455 x101

Location: 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.ballettovineyards.com/

 

Matanzas Creek, Bennett Valley

The overwhelming beauty of Matanzas Creek has earned the Estate worldwide recognition as a premier California wine country destination, and is located in the heart of the Bennett Valley AVA. You are invited to stroll the grounds, play a game of bocce or enjoy the picnic areas – all while enjoying some world class wines.

Visitors will revel in the diverse views of the Estate and learn about the harmonious relationship between winegrower and winemaker. Guests will also have the opportunity to walk among hundreds of the famous Lavender Gardens.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Total Distance: 0.45 miles (25 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-521-7019

Location: 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

https://www.matanzascreek.com/

 

Schug, Carneros

Schug continues to carry on the family’s 100-year-old tradition of the very best Pinot Noir. From their roots in Germany and now as 30-year stewards of the land at their Carneros Estate, they follow in the footsteps of founder, winemaking pioneer Walter Schug. By honoring decades-old, handshake commitments with local farmers throughout Sonoma County, coupled with techniques handed down through the generations, Schug creates wines known all the world over for their grace and balance.

Set on the hilltop at the intersection of four viticultural regions, visitors will discover the diverse property by walking through estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Guests will also learn about the Carneros AVA’s influence of wine, water and terroir while admiring the gorgeous views of rolling hills and the San Pablo Bay.

Vineyard Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Total Distance: 0.5 miles (25 minutes walking time)

For Assistance Call: 707-939-9363

Location: 602 Bonneau Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

Check in at the tasting room to get the vineyard tour guide.

Schugwinery.com