Tour & Taste-Test at Beautiful Sonoma Wineries

The city of Sonoma draws many tourists who are traveling in California, because it is part of a region that produces some of the finest wines in the world. If you are vacationing in the city, you should definitely pay a visit to famous Sonoma wineries, so that you can learn about wine-making and taste internationally-acclaimed Californian wines. BBOnline recommends that you visit these wineries when you're in Sonoma.

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery
389 4th Street East
Sonoma, California 95476
(707) 933-3230

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery is one of the Sonoma wineries that you should not fail to visit. This winery was established in 1904 by an Italian immigrant named Samuele Sebastiani, and it was the only winery in Sonoma County that survived Prohibition. It offers a wonderful selection of wines that can satisfy the most discerning connoisseurs, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and others. Some of the winery's exclusive products include the Symphony, Non-Vintage Dolcino Russo, Roussanne and the White Pinot Noir "Eye of the Swan."

The Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery is open for walk-in wine-tasting every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are required to pay a tasting fee of $10 to $20 for a flight of 7 wines. Wines by the glass are priced between $10 and $18. If you're planning to visit the winery with six or more people, it is advisable that you call to make reservations before you set off from your Sonoma Bed and Breakfast.

Bartholomew Park Winery
1000 Vineyard Lane
Sonoma, California 95476
(707) 935-9511

If you are looking for Sonoma wineries that offer excellent handcrafted wines, the Bartholomew Park Winery is the place to visit. The wines that are produced here are made from organically-farmed grapes, which come from a 37-acre vineyard that is situated in the Sonoma Valley, at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard enjoys excellent drainage and warm temperatures, which provide the ideal conditions for the cultivation of wine grapes. If you wish to taste Bartholomew Park's quality wines, you can visit the tasting room anytime between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. every day.

The Bartholomew Park Winery is located in the eastern part of the city, and you can get there from your Sonoma Inn by going east on Napa Street. When you reach 7th Street, take a left and then turn right onto Castle Road. This road will lead you straight into Vineyard Lane, and you will see the winery on your right.

Buena Vista Carneros Winery
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, California 95476
(800) 926-1266

The Buena Vista Carneros Winery is the oldest premium winery in California. It was founded in 1857, and it is presently regarded as one of the finest wineries in the state. The original winery has been declared a California Historic Landmark, and it offers visitors an interesting insight into the history of wine making. Buena Vista's vineyard covers an area of almost 500 acres, and it has more than 100 vineyard blocks that feature a wide range of geological, topological and climatic conditions. The winery produces great varieties of Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Merlot, which all reflect the essence of wines made in the Carneros region. The Buena Vista tasting room is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.