There are two ways to take a few Sonoma Winery tours. The first being that you go on a guided tour with scheduled stops throughout your day. The second, and maybe a bit more adventurous way is grabbing a map, picking a part of the county you want to visit and just meandering your way through California's wine country. Whatever types of Sonoma winery tours you decide to take, there is no doubt that the wine is outstanding and the views are simply breathtaking.
Iron Horse Vineyard
Iron Horse Vineyards is an estate vineyard founded by Audrey and Barry Sterling. The vineyard is now run by the couple's daughter, Joy and son, Laurence. Currently, three generations of Sterling's live right on the vineyard. Iron Horse is considered listed in the book Icons of the American Marketplace and is a must see on any Sonoma winery tour. Their tasting room is open seven days a week from 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Gloria Ferrer is located in the Carneros region of Sonoma. The winery offers guided wine tours four times a day and their tasting room is open from 10 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. seven days a week. The winery can also accommodate larger parties of 15 or more for tours and tastings with advanced reservations.
Located in Bennett Valley in Sonoma County, Mantanzas Creek is one of the most picturesque vineyards in Sonoma County. They offer daily tours and tastings from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M .
Founded in the early 1900's by Samuele Sebastiani, Sebastiani Vineyards is a great historical Sonoma winery tour stop. Their tastings begin around $10 per person and you can also schedule a private tasting if you are looking for something a bit more intimate.
Hanzell Vineyards offers two different wine experience tastings by appointment only. The 90 minute Heritage Winery and Estate Vineyards tasting and the two and a half hour Hanzell Vineyards Wine Library tasting.