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Sonoma County is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards, and what better place to taste these great wines than right where they’re made? We’ve highlighted wine tasting hotspots in Sonoma, Healdsburg, and beyond: mom and pop shops, casual hangouts, beautiful wineries, and relaxing wine lounges. Find your perfect Sonoma tasting room here.

Hip Vibe in Healdsburg

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Banshee Wines Tasting Room
325 Center St.
Healdsburg, CA
(707) 395-0915
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 50 reviews

This downtown Healdsburg tasting room dons Anthropologie inspired decor, and pays homage to the Oscar nominated director Wes Anderson through their falcon icon and Mordecai blend. Small and intimate, Banshee Wines’ tasting room has a distinctly hip vibe. The tasting room is open until 7:00 p.m., making it a perfect pre-dinner stop. Try the Pinot!

Education in a Glass

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Cartograph Wines Tasting Room
340 Center St.
Healdsburg, CA
(707) 433-8270
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 26 reviews

Visit Cartograph Wines to learn about small winery production, as owners Serena and Alan are always happy to talk production techniques. Plus, they’re the first tasting room on the square to experiment with wine on tap. Be sure to try their outstanding chilled wines.

One of a Kind Jug Wine

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Portalupi Wine Tasting Room
107 North St.
Healdsburg, CA
(707) 395-0960
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 61 reviews

Portalupi’s one of a kind milk jar jug wine, Vaso di Marina, is refreshing and a hit at any party. Portalupi is also known for their award winning Barbera, a red Italian wine grape variety. The tasting room is conveniently located just one block off of Healdsburg Plaza.

Art Inspired Wine with Friendly Service

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Red Car Wine Tasting Room
8400 Graton Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-8500
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 49 reviews

This tasting room offers an eclectic, artsy vibe with great wines. The fun staff is welcoming and helpful, too! While you’re there, check out the retail section featuring artisan jewelry, candles, and more.

Wine Fueled Nightlife in Healdsburg

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Bergamot Alley
328A Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-8720
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 44 reviews

Looking for offbeat nightlife with great wine in Healdsburg? You’ll find it in Bergamot Alley. Discover artisan  European wines (California wines are not served here), great beer, and even better events including live music, games, and scheduled tastings at this tasting room. Plus, don’t forget to try the amazing grilled cheese.

Dry Creek Valley Views

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Sbragia Family Vineyards Tasting Room
9990 Dry Creek Rd.
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 473-2992
Yelp: 4 stars, 73 reviews

Sbragia Family Vineyards is the last winery on Dry Creek Road, offering a nice drive and the perfect space to take in breathtaking views of the valley. If the Andolsen Vineyard Cabernet is on the list we recommend you ask for a taste and find a spot on the deck to enjoy a picnic.

Quirky Tasting Room in Downtown Geyserville

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Mercury Geyserville Tasting Room
21015 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-9870
Yelp: 5 stars, 36 reviews

Inspired by all things “Mercury,” this wine tasting room features everything from the small planet to Queen’s frontman. Past vintages of their Rosé have high reviews, and jugs are perfect for table wines when you don’t want to open a full bottle. Don’t forget to say hi to Mercury’s four legged mascot, Freddie, a black lab.

Family Winery with Italian Influences

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Ramazzotti Wines Tasting Room
21015 Geyserville Ave.
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 814-0016
Yelp: 5 stars, 28 reviews

Sharing a space with Mercury, Ramazzotti wines features the personal label production of famed Dry Creek and Alexander Valley winemaker Joe Ramazzotti. You’ll be in good hands with Ramazzotti’s friendly and knowledgeable tasting room manager Sharon—be sure to try their Sangiovese.

Amazing Blends, Renegade Winemaker

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thumbprint cellars Tasting Room

102 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-2393
Yelp: 4 stars, 79 reviews

Known for their out-of-the-box approach to blending wines, thumbprint cellars has become a cult like sensation for those looking for something unique. Renegade winemaker Scott Lindstrom-Dake isn’t afraid to take risks when blending, and his risks pay off! With blends like Arousal, Four Play, and Climax, this tasting room staff will make sure you have fun. If Scott’s wife Erica is willing to share, ask for a taste of their Cabernet Franc!

A Hidden Gem in Healdsburg

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Kobler Estate Winery Tasting Room
107 West North St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-8287
Yelp: 5 stars, 4 reviews

Kobler Estate Winery is a true hidden gem. It’s a little off the beaten path a couple of blocks off the square, but once you arrive, you’ll enjoy great wine and even better service from this local family owned winery. In fact, you’re likely to be treated to a tasting by Mike Kobler or Brian Kobler themselves. 

A Small But Charming Tasting Room

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Skewis Wines Tasting Room
57 Front St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-2160
Yelp: 5 stars, 7 reviews

Owned and operated by Hank and Maggie Skewis, you’re likely to see these two personally pouring their wines for tastings. Enjoy their fantastic and complex wines in their small, charming tasting room in Healdsburg. Be sure to call ahead, though, as the tasting room is not always open.

Complete Estate Tour and Tasting Experience

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Lancaster Estate Tasting Room
15001 Chalk Hill Rd.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-8178
Yelp: 5 stars, 32 reviews

A boutique vineyard, Lancaster Estate offers a lovely garden and vineyard view. Visitors rave about their wine and cheese tasting inside the estate’s cave, and the Cabernets are excellent. Call ahead to make an appointment for an estate tour and tasting experience.

The Ultimate Healdsburg Wine Experience

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La Crema Tasting Lounge
235 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(800) 314-1762
Yelp: 4 stars, 105 reviews

Visit La Crema’s tasting lounge to experience the winery’s limited production releases, many only available directly from the winery. You’ll also find super friendly, knowledgeable service. Their cool-climate Chardonnay is a favorite among guests for its concentrated flavors.

Beautiful Scenery and Salmon Spotting

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Truett Hurst Winery Tasting Room
5610 Dry Creek Rd.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-9545
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 195 reviews

Come for the wines, stay for the gorgeous scenery. Truett Hurst’s wine tasting room is set up with a patio right next to the creek. Bring a picnic and try the Sauvingnon Blanc and Zinfandel. If you’re interested in seeing salmon, ask for polarized glasses that will help you spot them.

Small Bites, Big Wine

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Williamson Wines Tasting Room
134 Matheson St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-1500
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 226 reviews

Come to Williamson Wines hungry to enjoy amazing wines paired with delicious fresh food bites. Walk-ins are welcomed at the bar, or you can call ahead for a reserved seated tasting. Past guests rave about their reds and the knowledge of their staff, but most especially the spot-on cheese and wine pairings that showcase all their varietals.

Want more? Use our winery search to discover wineries throughout Sonoma County. If you have a favorite Sonoma tasting room from this list, be sure to vote for it below!

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3 Comments

  1. Daria neece

    Only wine club we joined and we said we never would as friend owns a wine store. Have not had even a mediocre bottle. Very friendly staff.

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  2. Cindy Cristando

    The tasting crew is as awesome as the wine…enough said!

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  3. Suzy & Pat

    Ramazotti Wines is the club that we joined, The wine is GREAT and the WINE SERVERS WERE TERRIFIC. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Suzy and Pat

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