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Feb 15, 2010 09:20 AM

Recs for Wineries near Sonoma

Will be in Sonoma next Monday and Tuesday. Can anyone give good winery recs?

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  1. Here is a link to a database from the SF Chronicle for wineries in & around the town of Sonoma. The info & reviews may not be totally up to date, but it should give you some helpful ideas.

    I believe there are one or two wine shops in the town of Sonoma that offer some kind of wine tasting daily.

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    1. re: DavidT

      Thanks but we just changed our reservation from Sonoma to Healdsburg.

      1. re: bakerboyz

        You can do a search for the Healdsburg area on the same site. I would highly recommend driving west out of Healdsburg and exploring Dry Creek Valley. Plenty of wineries there and it is a beautiful spot

        1. re: bakerboyz

          Lots of good places to go....I would suggest:
          Ridge Lytton Springs amazing ZIn
          Murphy Goode
          a bit further south:
          Moshin Vineyards
          Have fun!

      2. assuming you mean 22/23 and depending on what kind of wines you like
        Dry Creek area, check out for syrah - I think you need an appointment
        Rafanelli for Zin, Chalk Hill and Lynmar for chard and pinot
        Dehlinger for red - again need reservation
        preston for fun casual rhones

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        1. re: sonomajom

          I would not miss Gary Farrell and Ferrari-Carano in the Healdsburg area. You will find some excellent Pinot Noir at Gary Farrell. If you go to the Plaza area there are several tasting rooms, we loved our experience at Kendall Jackson, we did the Reserve tasting, they make a really nice Late Harvest Chardonnay there. Don't miss Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar and Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, are you dining at Cyrus? We have been 3 times, amazing place! :)