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A Wine Lover's Guide to Sonoma Valley

Must-Visit Wineries Near Wander Sonoma Vineyards

 Natalie Kowalewski
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A Wine Lover's Guide to Sonoma Valley

Indulge in the abundance of wineries near Wander Sonoma Vineyards, each offering its own distinctive wines and flavors waiting to be explored. Local insiders recommend visiting Porter Creek, Copain Wines, and Arista Winery for an authentic wine-tasting experience. Moreover, we've curated our top three recommendations in the area for you to discover and enjoy.

Russian River Vineyards

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Russian River Vineyards offers an enticing selection of wines that showcase the unique terroir of Sonoma County. From the rich and complex Pinot Noir sourced from the Balistreri Estate Vineyard to the vibrant and refreshing Chardonnay from Petersen Vineyard, each wine reflects meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Whether you prefer bold reds like the or elegant rosés, Russian River Vineyards provides a diverse range of exceptional wines to satisfy every palate. When you visit, pair your wine tasting experience with gourmet food boards, specialty focaccias, sandwiches, salads, and decadent desserts, all crafted to complement the exquisite wines.

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Korbel Champagne Cellars

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Vineyards: 6.7 miles 

  • Location: 13250 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

  • Hours: 10AM-4:30PM daily

  • Phone: (707) 824-7000

  • Website: https://www.korbel.com/

Experience the rich history of Korbel California Champagne at their 19th-century winery, featuring guided walks, a history museum, and champagne cellars. Learn about their versatile bubbly offerings, including sweet cuvée, brut, extra dry, and more, all crafted using the signature méthode champenoise process. After your tour, enjoy a complimentary tasting of their award-winning Korbel Natural’ California Champagne. Additionally, indulge in their delightful food offerings, from classic brunch dishes like chicken and waffles to innovative takes on mimosas, redefining the brunch experience.

Iron Horse Vineyards

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  • Distance from Wander Sonoma Vineyards: 4 miles

  • Location: 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472

  • Hours: 10AM-4:30PM daily

  • Phone: (707) 887-1507

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

Iron Horse is renowned for producing estate-bottled still and sparkling wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA. Each vintage showcases elegance, brightness, and a silky smooth texture, embodying quality, grace, and optimism. Visitors are invited to enjoy tastings of their celebrated Sparkling Wines, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs in an al fresco setting with breathtaking views of Sebastopol vineyards and beyond to Mt. St. Helena. Founded in 1976, Iron Horse remains a pioneer in crafting exceptional wines, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as standout varietals.

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