Kenwood Wineries: 2 Day Tasting Itinerary

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Elegant piazzas, relaxing carriage rides, and great wine await you in Kenwood. We’ve compiled the best six wineries to visit on during a two-day tour, so you can relax and enjoy all that Kenwood has to offer.

Day 1

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Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Just an hour from San Francisco, this family-owned winery is known as “The Castle.” It has a stunning, Gothic presence in the rolling vineyards, and century-old oak trees surrounding the property, a French Normandy-style architectural masterpiece originally meant to be the family home. Though Zinfandels tend to be a big draw for Kenwood wineries, Ledson Winery has several varieties to choose from.

Insider Tip

Owner and winemaker Steve Ledson handpicked every detail that went into building Ledson Winery, down to the two million bricks chosen to match the color of the Hood Mountains behind it.

Directions

Ledson Winery is located just off of Sonoma Hwy. Traveling north on the 101, take exit 12 and Ledson Winery will be on the left in just over 6 miles.

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Landmark Vineyards

Landmark Vineyards is known for their Chardonnays and views of the Mayacamas Mountains. During your visit, you have a few options for tasting and touring: taste while taking a tour of the estate before having a picnic lunch in the courtyard, or reserve a private tower tasting. All options are sure to be a journey through the history of their winemaking, as well as the estate itself.

Insider Tip

They offer a complimentary horse-drawn carriage tour around the vineyard grounds.

Directions

From Ledson Winery, head back to Sonoma Hwy. and drive east for 2 miles. Turn left onto Adobe Canyon Road and Landmark Vineyards will be on the left.

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Chateau St. Jean

After a beautiful drive along Sonoma Highway, Chateau St. Jean is an elegant winery with lush gardens, expansive views, and a romantic historic chateau. You can taste inside the main room, the vineyard room, or in the garden-patio area, all with a variety of wine pairings like cheese, meats, and French bread. Before hitting the deli on your way out, play a game of bocce while overlooking the grounds.

Insider Tip

Ask to taste some of their famous Meyer lemon ginger jam.

Directions

From Landmark Vineyards, head east on Sonoma Hwy. Chateau St. John Winery is 0.1 miles down the road on the left, just after crossing Goff Road.

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Day 2

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VJB Vineyards & Cellars

Located between Sonoma Highway and Shaw Park in Kenwood, VJB Vineyards & Cellars is a quaint and peaceful first stop for your winery tour on day two. Warm and inviting for any time of the year, their piazza is the best place to sit and try several wines, though they are known for their Prosecco.

Insider Tip

Don’t leave without having your fill of pizza and gelato from the onsite deli, La Cucina.

Directions

Coming off of Sonoma Hwy. onto Shaw Ave., VJB Vineyards & Cellars will be on the left just before Shaw Park and Clyde Avenue.

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Deerfield Ranch Winery

Deerfield Ranch Winery specializes in small lots from 26 nearby vineyards. Pass hundreds of wine barrels before reaching the cellar, a cave on the side of a hill. Feel at home at this winery where you can sit and relax instead of standing at a crowded tasting counter.

Insider Tip

Deerfield Ranch Winery makes “clean” wines (low-histamine and low-sulfite), and are safer to taste for those with red wine allergies.

Directions

From VJB Vineyards & Cellars, head east on Sonoma Hwy. for one mile and Deerfield Ranch Winery will be on the right.

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B Wise Vineyards

As your last stop in Kenwood, B Wise Vineyards Cellar & Tasting Lounge won’t disappoint. Though walk-ins are welcome, be sure to make a reservation and take advantage of the nearby cave tour as well. You’ll feel like family in this comfortable yet modern boutique-like lounge; and you’re just 15 minutes from downtown Kenwood for dinner following your end-of-the-day tasting

Insider Tip

Finish the night with dinner at Palooza, an easygoing gastropub and wine bar just two blocks up the highway.

Directions

From Deerfield Ranch Winery, head southeast on Sonoma Highway for about 6 miles before turning left on London Way. You will drive about a mile before coming to a fork in the road. Take a right and B Wise Vineyards will be 0.1 miles up the road.

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