Single Visit Day Trips

If you're spending more than a day in the wine country, you'll want to create a plan that spaces tasting visits with meals, recreation and down time. This will ensure a quality experience, focused palate and enough energy to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. A day on, day off is tried and true but its limiting given wine is the reason you came to visit this beautiful part of the world. A better option might consist of a Day Trip Wine Trail followed by a Single Visit Elevated Experience the day after. Repeat.

 

Sonoma Valley features many elevated experiences in multiple categories so there are a lot of options to choose from. Typically, they last 90 minutes and of course, there's always the option to linger and sip thereafter. The following is a list of recommended Single Visit Day Trips in Sonoma Valley. Enjoy !

Winery Production Tours and Tastings

Benziger

Tribute Estate Tour

Our Tribute Estate Tour will satisfy the palate of any wine enthusiast. This exclusive tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at our Biodynamically farmed Sonoma Mountain estate, winery, and wine cave.

Kunde

Mountain Top Tasting

A 2-hour, one-of-a-kind journey begins with a private cave tour followed by a luxury coach tour of the estate to our tasting deck set at 1400 foot elevation. Enjoy incredible views of Sonoma Valley while tasting our most sought-after small production wines. 

Gundlach Bunschu

Dirt to Bottle

Gather at our Crush Pad, raise a glass of chilled Gewürztraminer, and get ready to learn about the process of making wine. Gain rare access to the production area of our winery and sip 5 estate selection wines while your tour host walks you through... 

Vineyard Tours and Tastings

B. R. Cohn

Farm to Bottle

Join us as we take a walk around Olive Hill Estate. Learn about the history of our bountiful estate and taste some of the best wine Sonoma Valley has to offer.

Hanzell

Farm Tour

The Hanzell Farm tour will begin in the historic “Ambassador’s 1953” vineyard where your Estate Educator will share the Hanzell story.  You will then be guided through a driving farm tour where our integrated holistic farming philosophy...

Landmark

Estate Tour

Journey through Landmark’s beautiful estate as you learn about our storied history and unique viticultural practices. Then, move to our production and barrel storage facilities, where you’ll see how we perfect our small-production, single-vine...

Wine and Cheese/Charcuterie Pairing

Arrowood

Wine & Artisan Cheese Pairing

This exceptional culinary journey highlights our limited-production single vineyard wines with local artisan cheeses, coupled with expertly crafted accompaniments. This wine country experience promises to be engaging, educational and fun.

Chateau St. Jean

Wine Flight & Cheese Bites

Delight in a flight of wines as you relax in our 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of our Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. Hosted on the Chateau Patio, weather permitting, or in the Chateau Dining Room. 

Pangloss

Cellar

The Cellar offers a private, more focused and immersive seated tasting accompanied by a local cheese and charcuterie plate for each guest.

Wine and Food Pairing

Hamel Family

Reserve Experience

The Hamel Family Reserve Experience is a unique and personalized wine and food journey. Enjoy a glass of Rosé during a privately guided tour through our Hamel Family Ranch vineyard, winery and...

Mayo Reserve Room

Where Food Meets Wine

The Reserve Room takes you on the Ultimate Wine Country Tasting journey unlike anything you've experienced at a Wine Tasting room before! Not only can you taste our Reserve Wines, but you are taken on a Wine & Food Adventure with... 

St. Francis

Wine & Food Pairing

We offer three delicious and distinctively unique wine and food tasting experiences. No matter which season you visit St. Francis, the wine, food, and gracious Wine Country hospitality will be unforgettable.

Full Lunch with Wine Pairing

Petroni

Five Course Food & Wine Pair

Following their tour, guests partake in a custom, culinary pairing designed by our Chef artfully paired with a combination of our Proprietor's Reserve and Vineyard Designate wines. This farm-to-table, five course wine & food pairing is seasonally... 

Sebastiani

Mangiamo Experience

Matriarch Sylvia Sebastiani first published her cookbook classic Mangiamo in the 1960s, and we honor her with this extraordinary tour and dining experience. After a brief tour of the historic grounds at Sebastiani, guests will be treated to an ...

Three Sticks

Private Luncheon

We invite you to visit our home, the historic Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe, to enjoy our intimate tasting experiences and see for yourself the amazing transformation of this incredible historic space. A three-course meal that includes 5 perfectly-paired wines.

Library Tasting

Buena Vista

Grand Reserve Tasting

Discover the best that Buena Vista has to offer with this seated tasting experience featuring exclusive Buena Vista library wines – carefully selected for your enjoyment. You will enjoy your tasting in the quiet seclusion of one of our historic caves for a truly unique experience

Deerfield Ranch

Library Tasting

Enjoy a private tour and tasting in the VIP Room in the cave. Deerfield barrel ages our flagship red wines longer than any California winery. Wines age faster in a barrel than in a bottle. This tasting includes five rare vintage wines.

Laurel Glen

Library Tasting of Rare Wines

Your opportunity to sample a selection of perfectly stored Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon vintages chosen from our extensive wine library and spanning several decades.

Collector's Corner - The Mountain Experience

B. Wise

Estate Cave

The caves at B. Wise Estate include not only fermenting and aging tunnels, but also a series of rooms and alcoves devoted to hospitality, culminating in a spacious salon where we introduce and share our wines with selected guests.

Kamen

Vineyard Tour & Tasting

A private tour and tasting in our mountain vineyard. Guests will taste four of our wines complemented by artisanal cheese selections, while enjoying sweeping views of the Mayacamas Mountains and San Francisco Bay. 

Repris

Moon Mountain Vineyard

An hour north of the Golden Gate lies a spectacular historic vineyard known only to a few. You won’t see any signs for it as you pass through the town of Sonoma. Many locals aren’t even aware it’s here. But high above the valley floor, it’s been quietly...

Collector's Corner - The Valley Floor

Bedrock

Sonoma Plaza Tasting

We make wines from an array of old vineyards from around the state, so tastings at Bedrock are structured to show a breadth of style while focusing on history, particularly that of Sonoma Valley. We endeavor to create an experience... 

Stone Edge Farm

Estate Tasting

At Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards & Winery, we craft world-class wines made from classic Bordeaux grape varieties. Our grapes are farmed organically in Sonoma Valley, in keeping with the highest environmental standards.

Texture

The Texture Experience

The Texture experience is an intimate, comparative tasting of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the elegant tasting salon of our 116-year-old building on the Sonoma Square. Like Texture itself, this is a hidden gem accessible only to a select few. 

Wine Blending

Buena Vista

The Count Blending Experience

Join Buena Vista for our Winemaker for a Day: ‘Be the Count’ experience and you will have that chance! During this once in a century session, you will be guided through the art of blending by one of our knowledgeable wine educators.

La Rochelle

Po-lyph-o-ny Pinot Experience

Then, you can try your hand at blending the unique components to create the ultimate Pinot Noir. The delicate nature of Pinot Noir allows the flavors and textures to be layered to create incredible complexity and balance.  

Ravenswood

Blend Your Own Unwimpy Wine

We have just the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking. Create your own perfect mélange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375 ml bottle.

One of a Kind

Chateau St. Jean

Unlock the Chateau

An escape room like no other. You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret of the Chateau. Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a glass of wine when you unlock the second room...

Landmark

Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Hop aboard our complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage Tour. Led by third-generation Sonoma Valley farmer Pat Prather, this tour dives into estate viticulture practices, winemaking techniques, and Sonoma wine history.

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Gundlach Bunschu

Pinzgauer Experience

Climb aboard our 12-person, 6-wheeled Pinzgauer – an Austrian made military vehicle – and get WAY off the beaten path on a Sonoma vineyard tour. Explore our storied Rhinefarm estate, a 320 acre property, and learn what gives our wines...

Bocce Ball

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Bocce

Bring your picnic basket and enjoy our umbrella-shaded picnic tables. Please check in at the main tasting bar.

Matanzas Creek

Bocce

Grab your friends, a bottle of wine* from the tasting room, and head down to our bocce ball court for a friendly game...or two!

Valley of the Moon

Bocce

Weather permitting, two-hour limit. Accommodates up to 20 guests. Bottle service, minimum of one bottle per two guests. Additional food available.

Picnic 

Kunde

Picnic Tour

Private tasting of five Kunde Family wines, private cave tour with an exclusive barrel tasting followed by a wine country box lunch on the Winemaker’s Plaza. 10 guest minimum. Approximately 1.5 hours.

Landmark

Picnic With Us

We have a wide variety of local cheeses, charcuterie and accoutrements available for purchase in our tasting rooms. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnics. Ask our team on site to help you pair one of...

Matanzas Creek

Picnic at the Winery

We invite you to pack a basket and pick up a bottle of wine in the tasting room to enjoy a scenic picnic on the property. All picnic areas are available on a first come – first serve basis.