The Wine Guy - Greg Walter


This Fourth, take the Sonoma Plaza wine walk…

Whenever I tell people that there are now 18 tasting rooms on and around our Sonoma Plaza, many can’t believe it. Out of town friends and relatives constantly ask me where they should go – which wineries to visit while they are here, that is! Almost invariably, I tell them to start by just walking around the Sonoma Plaza!

Well, soon there will be a new version of a convenient map that will make finding these tasting rooms a snap. That map, called simply the “Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk” is the brainchild of Scott Hermann, tasting room manager at Walt Wines, and the loose group of tasting room owners/managers he has formed to promote and build visibility of our great array of tasting rooms in Sonoma. The maps will be available at all member tasting rooms of course, but also at other locations such as the visitors bureau, and hopefully at some point, downloadable from the Internet.

Because I am so committed to tasting and drinking locally, I’m giving you a preview of the data from that map below – all 18 tasting rooms around the Sonoma Plaza. With this great holiday upon us, take the Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk and enjoy not only the beauty of our town plaza, but some great wine as well!

Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk
Park, Play and Stay the Day!

Adobe Road Winery
481 First Street West
adoberoadwines.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bryter Estates
25 East Napa Street, Suite F
Bryter.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Charles Creek Vineyards
482 First Street West
charlescreek.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Envolve Winery
27 East Napa Street, Suite A
envolvewinery.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Eric K. James Vineyards
452 First Street East, Suite G
growine.com
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sun, M, W, Th), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Tu, F, Sat)

Hawkes
383 First Street West
hawkeswine.com
Open noon to 5:45 p.m. (Su-Th), 12 noon to 6:45 p.m. (F, Sat)

Haywood
25 East Napa Street
haywoodwinery.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Highway 12
498 First Street East
highway12winery.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kamen Estate Wines
111-B East Napa Street
kamenwines.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

R2 Wine Company
654 Broadway
r2winecompany.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Roche Winery & Vineyards
122 West Spain Street
rochewinery.com
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-Sat), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Su)

Rumpus Cellars
5 East Napa Street
rumpuscellars.com
Open daily noon to 6 p.m.

Sojourn Cellars
141 East Napa Street
sojourncellars.com
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment

Sonoma Enoteca

(Collective of 10 family wineries)
35 East Napa Street
sonomaenoteca.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spann Vineyards
111-A East Napa Street
spannvineyards.com
Open daily noon to 6 p.m.

Two Amigos / Glen Lyon
25 East Napa Street, Suite D
twoamigoswines.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walt / Roessler
380 First Street West
waltwines.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Westwood Winery
11 East Napa Street Suite 3
westwoodwine.com
Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As always, please email me with any questions at gswalter@pinotreport.com.

Greg Walter has been a Sonoma resident for more than 20 years. Greg has been in wine and food publishing for more than 30 years, 15 of which were spent as a senior editor and later president of Wine Spectator magazine. Today he writes the PinotReport newsletter (www.pinotreport.com) and publishes books through his Carneros Press imprint (www.carnerospress.com).

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