Some Sonoma County wineries open as the county enters phase 2 of losening its lockdown restrictions. It is important to stress that these are partial reopenings and only include approved establishments with food wine pairings. Wineries also have agreed to limited capaicty and heightened sanitary safeguards, among other things.
Things change on a daily basis so we encourage you to check directly with each business before you visit. Most importantly, please be safe. We recommend you follow the CDC, state, and local advice. Additionally we encourage you to wash your hands, keep your distance, and follow winery policies. We know that everyone is a bit stir crazy, but please taste responsibly since no one wants another lockdown after the one we just had.
We’ve also collected a list of other reopened wineries in other regions.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Kendall-Jaskson opened on May 24, 2020 for outdoor patio dining. Since safety is their main concern this is on a reservation-only basis. You can see additional information here.
Mayo Family Winery
Mayo Family Winery opened May 23 for Outdoor Food & Wine Service in their Reserve Room and their Main Tasting Room. As you imagine there is very limited seating so you will need to call in advance to make a reservation! The main tasting room can be reached at (707)938-9401 and the Reserve Room at: (707)833-5504. Please call the winery and check their facebook for updates here.
Russian River Vineyards
Russian River Vineyards is open from 12-5pm daily. Their food and wine tasting is only available in their outdoor spaces. Please call prior as space and availability is limited.
Spann Vineyards has Re-Opened Wine & Food Tasting in their Courtyard from their new rolling wine pouring machine w/ Food by Palooza Gastropub. Visits are by appointment Only so you must call or text: 415-215-9540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Their New Hours (until further notice):
Fri, Sat, & Sun: 11am-6pm (open May 30 @ noon)
Mon & Thurs: Noon-5pm
Tues & Wed: Closed, but available for advance appointments
Also open for Curbside Pickup of Orders by appointment. Please use same contact as above.
Cast wines is currently open for tasting by reservation only, Friday through Sunday 10am-5pm, with the last reservation offered at 3pm.
They are offering a Seated Tasting Experience, which will include a themed boxed lunch (as will all of our experiences currently). The Tasting is $30 per person and the boxed lunch is $25 per person, which is currently required. They are pairing up with various local restaurants each week, with a food pairing menu which will be changing weekly based on that. You can find their weekly menu on their website.
They are also offering a more private experience on their Winemaker’s Perch. You are reserved the entire private space overlooking the Estate and start with a brief vineyard tour. Then, customize your bottles of wine to enjoy, and take what’s left home with you. The perch is the best kept secret at Cast. Private and shaded, relax on the couches while overlooking the vineyards.
Wine Club Members are reserved Adirondacks on their Member Terrace to take in some of the best views on the CAST Estate and select their favorite CAST wines to enjoy by the bottle. Their member pricing will be applied towards the bottle purchases and boxed lunch.
Six Sigma technically isn’t open in the same sense as the others, but we liked their inventiveness the best!
Currently they are welcoming people to hike or bike on their property. These are some world-class trails located in the beautiful hills of Sonoma County. While the tasting room has technically remained closed you can still buy wine, ranch-raised meat, and local cheeses to-go. They describe it working like “an old-fashioned grocery store” which we love
On top of that they also provide a series of downloadable hiking and biking tours for you to enjoy. Visit their website to learn more and like all the wineries on our list, make sure you call them before you show up. You’ll also have to sign a liability waiver beforehand so please check with them.
Viansa has announced that beginning June 2, they will be open daily for reservation-only seatings for lunch in our outdoor areas in partnership with girl and the fig. You can make reservations here.
Kivelstadt Cellars is excited to open their new Wine Garden & Eatery! Starting June 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. they’ll be serving up small bites and delicious wines. They will be posting more info shortly on their facebook page here.⠀
While Sonomas VML Winery still doesnt have a set date they are quickly making arrangements to comply with county regulations and all safety measures to open soon. Theyve already made the announcement on Facebook and we encourage you to follow them so that you are notified when they do open.
VJB Vineyard Cellars
So we saved one of our favorites for last. We absolutely love VJB Vineyards. Its in the heart of downtown Sonoma and has a beautiful outdoor patio which they will be opening Friday May 29. Our favorite are their wood fired pizzas and wine pairings.
Learn more by visiting their website here. You can also see their amazing menu here.
Martinelli is opening Friday, June 5th for outdoor tastings by appointment only. Guests must purchase food to accompany their tastings per county guidelines. More infor here.
Canihan Winery plans to reopen on weekends (by Reservation Only) beginning June 13th. For reservations please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org