Day Trip by Introduction

A Day in Sonoma Valley


              Total Trail Miles: 32.6

              (Approximately 4.5 hours / Three Wineries)

This introduction trail loops the entire valley and finishes on the Square in the town of Sonoma. Start the day at California's oldest commercial winery (Buena Vista /1857) and be sure to engage their Wine Museum Tour and Tasting. Continue north up highway 12 until you reach Chateau St. Jean in the community of Kenwood. The majestic architecture and beautiful gardens represent a former summer home converted winery. Next, head south on Warm Springs Road to Glen Ellen and the Benziger Family Winery. This fascinating estate is self contained, farms within biodynamic principals and 100% sustainable. Finish at the iconic Girl and the Fig restaurant off the Sonoma Square.


1. Buena Vista

    (The Aristocrat, French Colombard)

2. Arrowood

   (Reserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier)

3. Chateau St. Jean

   (Cinq Cépages, Durell Vineyard Chardonnay)

4. Benziger

   (Oonapais, West Rows Chardonnay)

Alternate: Kenwood

Restaurant recommendation:

The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma

(707) 938-3634

Reservations Required *