Things to do in Sonoma

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Things to Do in Sonoma


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What travellers are saying

  • william l
    2 contributions
    My son surprised me with an early Christmas gift - a personal tour of the winery with the great-great grandson of the founder
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • SonomaNut
    Sonoma, CA1,150 contributions
    Unique historical place, home of the Bear Flag Republic. OK, only 25 days in 1846. Wander around Plaza, look at the statues, go into Visitors Center, do some shopping, eating and wine tasting. No Parking Meters and lots of Public Lots, Tesla Supercharger and EV charging too. Home of first William Sonoma store too.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Trish
    London, UK15 contributions
    Wonderful place to visit, excellent scenery and lots of beautiful vineyards in the horizon. Worth a visit
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • Brian M
    4 contributions
    Always a great visit to Sonoma. The wineries are plentiful. Sonoma Square is a favorite spot of ours. Good restaurants, nice shops, and even small wineries.
    Written November 11, 2023
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  • jmbc04
    Hudson River Valley, NY347 contributions
    Buena Vista claims to be the oldest continuous operating winery in CA and was allegedly founded by Hungarian Count Agoston Haraszthy, so lots of colorful stories around the founder and there are lovely and expensive bottles of wine depicting some of the founder's adventures as part of their Founders Collection. We had the option of either an indoor or outdoor tasting and our wine steward spent a lot of time with us and customized the tastings to our preferences. We ended up joining their wine club (no fee) which gives us the option of visiting several other wineries in the Napa and Sonoma area. This was one of the more enjoyable wine tastings that we did. The walkway leading up to the winery from the parking lot has some interesting and corny signage, but it is all in good fun. Tip- the Sonoma visitor booth offered 2 tastings for the price of 1 which we were allowed to apply to the more expensive reserve wine tasting (the fee was waived with our membership and first order).
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Badforever
    London, Canada776 contributions
    We came at the first of November without a reservation. A high quality wine tasting for $25. Refunded if you buy two bottles of wine. You can stand indoors at the tasting bar or take your wine outside to the wrap around porch. Some others had charcuterie boards but we didn't see that offered
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • maggsd
    Bellevue, WA167 contributions
    Hidden Gem in Sonoma! I've visited Repris 2x and it's my favorite wine tasting experience. I love that they take you on ATV's to show you the property, you get to go into the wine caves and then they feed you at the end of the tour. They give hearty wine tasting pours too! The property is so beautiful - it's really something special! Make sure to book ahead of time as they fill up very quickly. For our party of 6 I booked 4 months in advance.
    Written February 26, 2023
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  • Jennifer T
    Davis, CA8 contributions
    We learned a lot about how and where the grapes grow — fascinating! The tasting experience was lovely and the wines, superb. Pinot is now a new favorite!
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • GR-CA1
    California71 contributions
    The view, cheese board, and ham and jam croissant sandwich were fantastic.
    We arrived on an unusually windy afternoon which made it a bit chilly, but otherwise, it offered several beautiful sitting areas from which we took in the view from a variety of perspectives.
    The grounds were beautifully kept. It felt a bit corporate and the building itself isn't as pretty as I'd expect for an Italian winery, but the gardening, and other decorative details were wonderful.
    We also went on a weekday when it was comfortably busy--not crowded--which was to our liking.
    Written June 23, 2023
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  • KARast
    29 contributions
    Larson was our first stop coming into Sonoma. It was a beautiful day and not very crowded which was nice. Brian took care of us and took us on a tour. It’s a family run business and that shows. Wines were very good. I became a wine club member after our visit.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Andrew T
    Cedar Rapids, IA3 contributions
    We went to Hamel Family Wines on a Sunday in June 2023 and it was amazing. The architecture and design of the place are very modern and lovely. I went with a group of friends (4 total with me) who are architects and they appreciated the design so much. Our wine person was so knowledgeable and was so genuine. He also gave us space so he would come with a pour of a wine and explain a bit and then leave us for a bit until we were ready for the next one. I believe he was a former restaurant manager and was so genuinely passionate about good food and good wine. He was very knowledgeable and I thought he was just a super cool guy! I can't remember his name but he made the experience excellent!

    He had even made a personalized packet with our group's name on it which was a very nice touch! I am not a frequent drinker or wine connoisseur by any means and I enjoyed the experience quite a bit! We went at 10 am and within a few hours the clouds(fog?) had lifted and we had a beautiful view of the winery and the mountain nearby. So lovely and set the bar high for other winery tours!

    Recommending this winery to all my friends headed to Sonoma!
    Written June 23, 2023
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  • Nancy T
    5 contributions
    Maggie gave us an incredible experience. We dropped in at the last minute and she didn't rush us, she made us feel comfortable and welcome. She gave us great information about the wine and the area! Highly recommend!
    Written February 5, 2024
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