Wine Tasting Itinerary - Sonoma Wine Education

For most people, a visit to a Sonoma County winery is a unique experience in itself. Not only will you experience the standard wine tasting, you will tour the facilities, get in the vineyard, soak in the views and taste wine right out of a barrel.

Benziger Family Winery
, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-3000
  • Tasting Fee: $80 Per Couple - Benziger Partners Estate Vineyard Tour & Exclusive Wine Tasting
  • Time: 11:15 AM - Allow 1.5 Hours with tour. Arrive by 11 AM to access tour
  • Experience: Tour is a close-up look at the bio-dynamic and organic practices, as well as the wildlife sanctuary on site. Get in the vineyards and caves! This is a behind-the-scenes tour. Limited to groups of 10.
  • Reservations:  Required for the tour
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 4 minutes for travel)  Drive E (Left) .4 mi. on London Ranch Road, turn L on Arnold for 1.9 miles, L into Glen Ellen Inn & Restaurant
Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar, 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA
  • Time: 1:15 PM
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 5 minutes) R onto Arnold Drive for 2.1 mi., L on Madrone Road for .4 mi. Valley of the Moon Winery is on your L

Valley of the Moon Winery, 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 939-4500
  • Tasting Fee: $50 Per Couple - Barrel Tasting (Show the Mobile App and receive a FREE cheese plate with the purchase of two tastings.)
  • Time: 2:30 PM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: This is a treat for those new to wines and the experts in your group. Get an intimate view of the historic winery and learn of the importance of barrels in winemaking by tasting the award-winning wines straight from the barrel.
  • Reservations: Not Required, but suggested
  • Directions to Next Stop: ( Allow 15 minutes for travel) R on Madrone Road and L on Arnold Drive for 6.3 mi., L on CA 116/ Stage Gulch Rd for 1.7 mi., continue on Arnold Drive for .6 mi., R on Wagner Rd for .8 mi.  (sign for Gloria Ferrer on your R)

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-7256

  • Tasting Fees: $20 Per Couple - A Glass of Sparkling Wine on the Patio
  • Time: 3:45 PM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: End the day by relaxing on the patio with a fabulous view and bubbles! Try a flight of sparkling wine or order by-the-glass. Try the famous Gloria Almonds. They are house-made and complimentary!
  • Reservations: Not Required