Wine Tasting Itinerary: Northern Trail through Sonoma County

Be ready for this adventure headed north through Sonoma County. It's a fast paced day to seek out the wonderful flavors of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and much more!  You can see the winemaking equipment at Arrowood when you drive up to the house. Drink in the artwork at Imagery, as well as their wine. The drive north to Sonoma-Cutrer and Hartford Family Winery is as beautiful as the view from their porches.

Arrowood Vineyard & Winery, 14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-2600
  • Tasting Fee: $30 Per Couple - Reserve Tasting
  • Time: 10 AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Experience: Incredible view from the wrap-around porch of the winery.  This is one of the few tasting rooms where you can buy wines by the glass and relax on the porch. Ask about tasting their small-production Malbec. It is very hard to find.
  • Directions to Next Stop: .2 miles west on Babb Lane toward CA 12. Imagery Estate Winery is at the base of the driveway to Arrowood Winery

Imagery Estate Winery
, 14335 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (7807) 935-4515
  • Tasting Fee: $20 Per Couple - Taste 5 of their many wines
  • Time: 11 AM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: Imagery has a true artist feel to it. Each wine label is different and dons a piece of artwork from different artists. The wines are bodies of art as well. Imagery produces lesser known, but fabulous, varietals. Have you ever had a Cinsault or Barbera? You will! There always seems to be a lot of energy in the tasting room. If you have time, play a game of bocce on the gorgeous lawn.
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 6 minutes for travel) R on CA 12 for 5.1 miles, Café Citti on your L
LUNCH at 12:15PM:
Café Citti, 9049 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, (707) 833-2690
  • View menu.
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 30 minutes for travel) Turn L out of Café Citti. Travel 8.9 mi. on Hwy 12, continue onto 4th St for 1 mi., slight R onto College Ave for 1.1 mi., and R on US 101 North for 3.9 mi., exit 494 for River Rd for 5 mi., R on Slusser Rd to Sonoma-Cutrer

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492, (707) 237-3489
  • Tasting Fee: Complimentary Tasting for up to 4 guests when you show the offer on Mobile App. Regularly $10 Per Person. (Open Thurs - Monday ONLY)
  • Time: 2 PM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: Sonoma-Cutrer produces exceptional Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and late harvest Chardonnay. Discover the flavors of Russian River Valley. Some of the wines are only available to purchase if you are a wine club member because only a small amount is made. Taste and see if you should become a member.
  • Reservations: Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 15 minutes for travel) S on Slusser Rd, R on River Rd for 5.1 mi., L on Martinelli Rd for 2 mi. to Hartford Winery

Hartford Family Winery, 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-8011
  • Tasting Fee: $30 Per Couple - Reserve Flight
  • Time: 3:30 PM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: Visit the fun tasting room or sit on the patio to enjoy the view with the wine. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Old-Vine Zinfandels are the wines of Hartford Family. Save room for the Zinfandels. There several single vineyard Zins that will "Wow!" you.
  • Reservations: Not Required, but recommended

Dinner Suggestions:
  • 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

Lodging 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

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