Sonoma County’s Laid-Back Side

Sonoma County offers a diverse collection of wineries that appeal to a wide spectrum of visitors.  If you are looking for an over the top sparkling visit, Sonoma County has you  covered with some of the most luxurious wineries here: 10 Luxury Wineries in Sonoma.  If your style is more laid-back, don’t worry, most wineries in Sonoma County have that down to earth vibe.  As a visitor or native, make sure to give all types of a wineries a try. I promise, they won’t disappoint.

Truett Hurst Winery: Located off of Dry Creek Road, Truett Hurst Winery is the perfect place to go and relax for any occasion. Whether you are enjoying a glass of zinfandel by the creek or walking the 5 acres of gardens, this winery hits the nose for a laid back feel.


 Kokomo Winery: When visiting Kokomo Winery you are sure to run into one of owners/winemakers talking with quests and pouring wine behind the tasting bar. This casual tasting room is located in the same space as the cellar creating a lively and interesting atmosphere, especially near harvest.


Red Car Winery: Walking into Red Car Winery there is an instant feel of being in a friend’s living room. With a comfortable couch in one corner and a table with card games in the other; it provides a great environment to relax and have fun with friends over some wine. 


Dutcher Crossing Winery: Dutcher Crossing Winery, also located off of Dry Creek Road, offers amazing views of the valley. Enjoy a tasting with the attentive tasting room staff and then take your lunch out to the picnic benches to soak up the sun.


Landmark Vineyards: Sitting at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Winery encompasses the leisurely style of wine tasting. With choices of where to relax; either in the tasting room, beautiful courtyard, or grassy lawn near the pond, there is something for everyone.


 Hook and Ladder Winery: There are two great locations to visit Hook and Ladder Winery, the main tasting room off of Olivet Road or on Main Street in Sebastopol.   The Olivet location offers a gorgeous outdoor setting to relax or take on a game of bocce ball with fellow tasters. 

HookLadder_0McPhail Tasting Lounge: One of the Macphail Tasting Room’s is conveniently located at the Barlow in Sebastopol. You have a choice to sit at the bar inside or sit at tables under umbrellas outside for your tasting. Stop in while you are out and about in Sebastopol, it doesn’t get more laid back than that!

MacPhail Joseph Phelps Vineyards: If you are headed out to the Sonoma Coast make sure to stop by Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Freestone. Outdoor seating for your tasting and one-on-one attention from the staff provides a relaxing vibe.