Wine Tasting Itinerary: Bubbles, Pinot and Zins, Oh My!

Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $75 Per Couple!

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The warm days and cool nights of Carneros and southern Sonoma County are ideal for growing these varietals. Some may come from as far north as Knights Valley, but you only need to make these four stops to taste some fabulous wines.  This is a relaxed-paced day. Make a stop for a quick lunch in downtown Sonoma on your way to Kenwood Vineyards.

Acacia Vineyards, 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 226.9991
  • Fee: $15 Per Couple - Tasting Flight
  • Time: 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations: Required
  • Oh My!: Acacia's Pinot Noir Wines are made from specific vineyards that are known for a particular flavor profile. Taste the Lone Tree Vineyard's rustic style, St. Clair Vineyard's strawberry notes, L'histoire Profonde's earthy notes, and the Redding Ranch Vineyard's complexity.
  • Directions to Next Stop: R on Duhig Rd, L on CA 12 for 5.8 m., slight L on 121 S for 1.1 m., L on 121 S for .6 m. and R on Wagner Rd for .8 m.

Gloria Ferrer, 23555 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996.7256
  • Fee: $20 Per Couple at The Tasting Bar
  • Time: 11:30AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Oh My!: Tasting bubbles while enjoying the view of Carneros is a relaxing and delicious way to spend some time. Gloria Ferrer makes Brut, Rose, Cuvee and Extra Brut, so there is something for everyone. Don't miss the delicious Pinot Noir as well.

  • Directions to Next Stop: From Bonneau Rd, turn L on CA 121 for .5 m., slight R on CA 21 N for 6.9 m., slight L on El Camino Real for 3.8 m., L on W Napa St for.9 m., R on CA 12 for 9.7 m to Kenwood (allow 30 minutes drive time)

Kenwood Vineyards, 9592 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, (707) 833.5891
  • Fee: $10 Per Couple - fee waived with wine purchases
  • Time: 1PM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Oh My!: Kenwood makes all three of the varietals you are seeking today; A delightful bottle of bubbles, called Yulupa Cuvee Brut, several Pinot Noir wines and a long history of making fabulous Zinfandel.
  • Directions to Next Stop: Drive NW on CA 12 for 2.9 m. to Ledson

Ledson Winery & Vineyards, 7335 California 12, Kenwood, CA 95409, (707) 537.3810
  • Fee: $30 Per Couple - Enhanced wine tasting of 9 wines with
  • Time: 2:30PM - Allow One Hour - pick up cheese and salami for a quick picnic lunch
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Oh My!: Experience Ledson Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley, and Anderson Valley. The Primitivo varietal, considered to be the father of Zinfandel is a "don't miss!" at Ledson.

Sonoma Restaurant Suggestions:
  • Casual: Depot Hotel, (707) 938.2890
  • Reservations: the girl & the fig, (707) 938.3634

Sonoma Lodging Suggestions

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