Wine Tasting


Sonoma is known for its world-class wines with its’ wineries a main destinations for visitors to the area.  Most of the wineries in the region have tasting rooms open between the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm and are open to the general public.  Many of the wineries have tours of their facilities available.  The Vineyard Inn is located at the junctions of hwy-116 and hwy-121 which is the prime starting point to begin your visit to the regions wineries,10 of which are within a two mile radius. In other words, every half mile a winery or tasting room in all directions.

 Less than 1/2 mile south of the Vineyard Inn is Gloria Ferrer  known for its’ award winning sparkling wine. Enjoy a glass from their terrace with its spectacular views of the valley. Cline, Jacuzzi Family Winery,Schug, Anaba and Bonneau are all located within seconds of the Inn -- each winery offering a different wine style and tasting experience. At the top of the hill is Viansa Winery. At Viansa you can enjoy the Tuscan ambiance of Italy. All of these award winning wineries are located within minutes of each other and within 1.1/2 mile of the Vineyard Inn


Located less than 4 miles from the Vineyard Inn at Sonoma’s Plaza, you will find an array of tasting rooms and historic buildings neighboring the square.  Within walking distance, is Sebastiani Winery.  If you would prefer a shuttle, Sebastiani Winery offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Plaza.  Enjoy a complimentary tour of their world famous Cask Cellars.



Be sure and stop by and visit the new kids on the block; Highway 12 Winery.  Visitors to their tasting room will enjoy a complimentary tasting and a wealth of local knowledge and tips on must-sees in the area. You won’t find a friendlier spot in town.



Just a short drive from the plaza, is the oldest premium winery in the state, Buena Vista Winery. This is a great location to enjoy wine tasting and an afternoon picnic.

Highway 12 North is Kunde Winery who uses sustainable farm practices and has eco-tours to engage and educate the public. On your way back to the Vineyard Inn, take the Glen Ellen exit off of Hwy-12. At the second "S" turn Glen Ellen turn right and head up London Drive to Benziger Winery where you can learn about biodynamic and organic farm practices with a tour of their vineyards and garden.  Back onto Hwy-12 and just down the road you'll find Imagery Winery. Known for their artist series of wine and their one of a kind art gallery, Imagery Winery is a great stop for those looking for a unique tasting room.

There are more than 30 wineries located within 20-miles of the Vineyard Inn Hotel.  Our staff can assist you with your wine tasting literary. For a full list of wineries, visit

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Wine Tasting