Affordable Sonoma Wine Tastings

When looking for outstanding wine experiences that don’t cost a ton, Sonoma County is the best way to go. With 500+ wineries to choose from, many offer a premium experience for a way better price than other nearby areas.

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LaRue Wines

Affordable Sonoma Wine Tastings

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Why Choose Sonoma

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MacRostie Winery
  1. Wine: It’s a renowned wine-producing region, particularly famous for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel wines. Many wineries offer tastings and tours.
  2. Scenic Beauty: The valley is characterized by picturesque landscapes, rolling hills, vineyards, and scenic views. It’s a popular destination for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and hot air balloon rides.
  3. Culinary Scene: Sonoma Valley boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with farm-to-table restaurants, gourmet food shops, and local farmers’ markets offering fresh produce and artisanal products.
  4. Historical Sites: The area has a rich history, with historic landmarks such as Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma State Historic Park, and Jack London State Historic Park, which offer insights into the region’s past.
  5. Arts and Culture: Sonoma Valley is home to art galleries, museums, and cultural events showcasing local artists and artisans. The Sonoma International Film Festival and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art are notable cultural institutions in the area.

Affordable Sonoma Wine Tastings We Love

LaRue Wines
  • LaRue Wines $65 – Guided by a steadfast, non-interventionist winemaking philosophy that champions the land, Katy leaned into her passions with the debut of LaRue Wines in 2009. LaRue Wines thrives today as an ultra-premium, 500-case brand. Katy and David continue to personally craft each bottle of LaRue wine from grape to glass.
  • MacRostie Winery $35 – One of our favorite wineries to bring family and friends when they visit, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards provides stunning views of the Russian River Valley, and their tasting room is both elegant and inviting. They know how to greet their guests and you’ll start your visit with a quick splash upon greeting. The large and patio allow you to enjoy the scenery while staying dry and the friendly hospitality is not to be missed.
  • Kunde Family Winery $40 and up – Kunde Family Winery, has a diverse wine portfolio, charming tasting room, and absolutely beautiful patio surrounded by ponds and lily pads. The underground barrel room provides an intimate and cozy setting, and they even offer a Mountaintop tasting where you can take in the view.
  • Sosie Wines $35-$45 – Located on Sonoma plaza, Sosie Wines features beautiful French style sparkling and still wines, hospitality, modern decor, and cheese boxes to pair with your tasting. For those staying in Sonoma Plaza this is a great stop to visit.
Sangiacamo family wines
Sangiacamo Family Wines
  • Anaba Wines $45-$95 – Has a large indoor space featuring a fire place, large windows to watch the rain drop, and elegant food menu. If you’re feeling like getting fresh air, enjoy a tasting and food pairing on their covered outdoor patio or back lawn with it’s gorgeous hillside views and bocce ball court.
  • Sangiacomo Family Vineyards $55 – is the ultimate location for the vineyard views, cozy seated tasting and some of Sonoma’s best wine educators. The Sangiacomo family has been farming in Sonoma for nearly 100 years and you’ve probably tried several wines produced using grapes they’ve grown. Their winery is a much more recent affair.
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Gehricke Wines
  • Gehricke Tasting Room $40 – is located in an old Firehouse just off the Sonoma Plaza, and is a great spot for families with kids. The space is large enough to have room for your kids, fun snacks for sale, and unique seasonal tasting options for adults. They kept a lot of the original fire house aesthetics and it’s a perfect spot for affordable Sonoma wine tastings.
  • Three Fat Guys $40 – winery is located right outside downtown Sonoma Plaza and offers casual backyard vibes while providing great hospitality and family friendly experiences and events. The wine is delicious and they allow outside food, so this is a wonderful place to wind down. It’s also located just a block away from Sonoma Train Town, which your young ones will love.

Sonoma Wine Tour

You’ve read about a few of our favorite affordable local wineries, and you could definitely use a driver to get you safely to each of them. Let us help! You’ll have a great time with us and we’ll be sure to point out our favorite sights whilst shepherding you between Sonoma’s best wineries.

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