Wine Tasting Itinerary - ZINtastic in Sonoma County

*Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $75 Per Couple.
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Are you a Zin lover? This robust wine has many followers and for good reason! The flavor profile of Zinfandel - jammy plums, blackberry, cherry and black pepper spice - make it a wonderful wine to enjoy on its own or paired with a variety of foods. Visit Sonoma County which is well known for producing excellent Zin wines. This wine tasting itinerary features Zin tastings at Dry Creek Vineyard, Hartford Family Winery, St. Francis Winery and Valley of the Moon.

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Dry Creek Vineyard, 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 433.1000
  • Tasting Fee: $20
  • Ask to Taste: Heritage Zin, Old Vine Zin, Spencer's Hill Zin, Somers Ranch Zin, & Beeson Ranch Zin
  • Time: 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations : Not Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 30 minutes) r on Dry Creek for 3.3 mi., R on Hwy 101-S for 2.6 mi., exit Old Redwood Hwy for 1.8 mi., R on Eastside Rd 5.2 mi., R to stay on Eastside Rd for 1.2 mi., L on Wohler Rd, R on River Rd .7 mi., 3rd L on Mirabel Rd for 1.4 mi., R on CA-116 for .6 mi., R on Martinelle Rd, Hartford is on the R 

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Hartford Family Winery, 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-8011
  • Tasting Experience: $60 Per Couple (Includes Reserve Tasting of 6 wines with boxed lunch)
  • Ask to Taste: Hartford Fanucchi-Wood Rd Vineyard Zin, Hartford Highwire Vineyard Zin
  • Time: 1:30PM - Allow 2 Hours with lunch
  • Reservations: Required for Reserve Tasting and Lunch
  • Directions to Next Stop: Directions to Next Stop:  (Allow 39 minutes) Turn L on Martinelli Rd and L on CA-116 for 5.1 mi., L on Occidental Rd for 4.6 mi., R on Fulton Rd, 1st L on CA 12E (to Santa Rosa) for 4.5 mi., L on Farmers Ln for 1 mi., R on CA12E/4th St for 6.9. mi.,  L on N Pythian Rd and St. Francis is on the R

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St. Francis Winery, 100 Pythian Road, Kenwood, CA 95409, (707) 833-0242

  • Tasting Fee: $10 Per Couple (Use Mobile App for 2 for 1 Special Offer)
  • Ask to Taste: Old Vines Zin, Anacleto Vineyard Zin, Bacchi Vineyard Zin, Montecillo Vineyard Zin, Serres Ranch Zin
  • Time: 1:30PM - Allow 30 minutes
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 15 minutes) Turn L on Hwy 12 for 8.2 mi., R on Madrone Rd for .5 mi. to Valley of the Moon on the R

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Valley of the Moon Winery, 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 939-4500

  • Tasting Fee: $20 Per Couple - Reserve Tasting and a Free Tour
  • Ask to Taste: Sonoma County Zin, Sonoma Valley Estate Old Vines Zin
  • Time: 3:30PM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations: Required for Reserve Tasting

------- Lodging & Dining Suggestions -------

  • Value:  Sonoma Orchid Inn, (707) 869-4466 in Guerneville, CA
  • Boutique Property: Inn at Occidental, (707) 874-1047 in Occidental, CA
  • Hotel/Resort: Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, (707) 887-3300 in Forestville, CA
  • Hotel/Resort: Hotel Healdsburg, (707) 431-2800 in Healdsburg, CA
  • Casual: Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar, (707) 526-3096 in Healdsburg, CA
  • Make Reservations: Farmhouse Restaurant at the Farmhouse Inn, (707) 887-3300 in Forestville, CA

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