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Best Wineries in Santa Rosa, CA

Sip and Savor: Exploring the Enchanting Wineries of Sonoma

 Natalie Kowalewski
NatalieTravel Guide
Best Wineries in Santa Rosa, CA

In the heart of wine country, just north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa awaits exploration with its lively culture and vibrant atmosphere. As the focal point in Sonoma County Wine Country, this vibrant city beckons exploration with a diverse range of activities, including wine tasting and delightful culinary experiences. For those seeking wineries to visit, your search ends here with our curated list of the top 3 wineries near Wander Sonoma Hills.

Pro tip: Explore hassle-free winery visits with these convenient tour options, eliminating the need for self-driving: Woody’s Wine Tours (https://woodyswinetours.com/) or Paradise Tours (https://paradisetoursca.com/

Ledson Winery & Vineyards

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Hills: 7.7 miles

  • Location: 7335 CA-12, Kenwood, CA 95409

  • Hours: 10AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (707) 537-3810

  • Website: https://ledson.com/

Ledson Castle Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, stands as a family-owned winemaking haven with a modern, castle-style building. Founded on Steve Ledson's commitment to quality, the winery offers a unique Classic Tasting experience at bars named after impactful family members. Guests can immerse themselves in history, savor small-lot, award-winning wines, and enjoy grand views of the castle grounds while exploring the legacy of the Ledson family.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards 

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Hills: 7.7 miles

  • Location: 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

  • Hours: 10AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (888) 675-9463

  • Website: https://www.stfranciswinery.com/ 

Nestled in the heart of Santa Rosa, California, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards offers visitors a serene escape to indulge in exquisite wine tastings amidst stunning vineyard landscapes. Renowned for its award-winning wines and warm hospitality, it's a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts exploring Sonoma County.


Matanzas Creek Winery

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Hills: 8 miles

  • Location: 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

  • Hours: 10AM-4:30PM Friday-Sunday; 11AM-4:30PM Monday-Thursday

  • Phone: (707) 521-7019

  • Website: https://www.matanzascreek.com/ 

Nestled in the picturesque Bennett Valley of Sonoma County, Matanzas Creek has gained renown for its Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot since its establishment in 1977. Going beyond, the winery produces limited quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Bordeaux-style reds sourced from sustainably-farmed, estate vineyards across Sonoma. A dedicated commitment to crafting site-expressive wines guides their meticulous approach, utilizing diverse vineyard clones and fermentation vessels.


We can't wait to host you at Wander Sonoma Hills! Share your wine tasting adventures to social media and tag us @wander so that we can see all the fun you're having. If you ever need any extra support about suggested places to visit or just general support, our 24/7 Wander Concierge is here for you. They're just a message away via the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205.

Cheers to a great trip to Santa Rosa!

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