Guide to Wine Tasting in Sonoma & Napa

Guide to Wine Tasting in Sonoma & Napa

My husband and I have tasted our away around Napa and Sonoma Wine Country many times over the years! He’s in the wine industry, so we’ve had some incredible experiences on our vacations. That’s why we decided to create this guide to Wine Tasting in Sonoma and Napa. Here’s a round-up of our favorite things to do and wineries to visit that you can plan, too!

Tips for planning your Napa & Sonoma Wine Tasting Itinerary

My husband creates the itinerary for our wine country vacations. Usually, we vacation without much of a plan. However, on our Sonoma and Napa trips, I can say without a doubt that having a clear plan makes all the difference. Otherwise, you’ll miss out on unique experiences and be overwhelmed by all of the wineries. Here are some tips for wine tasting in Sonoma:

Southern Sonoma Wineries + Things to Do

Our must-do things to do, see, & taste in Southern Sonoma!

Northern Sonoma Valley Wineries + Things to Do

Our must-do things to do, see, & taste in Southern Sonoma!

Napa Valley Sign

Napa Valley Wineries + Things To Do

Eat the artichokes at Farmstead

Check out Ad Hoc in Yountville

Check out our list of our top 5 favorite Napa Valley Restaurants

Schedule a tasting on the picturesque porch at Duckhorn Vineyards

If you love Napa Cabs, head to Chimney Rock for a tasting

Sip iconic Napa Valley cabs including Artemis, Fay, SLV, and Cask 23 overlooking vineyards and mountains – plus, tour the wine cave! – at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Schedule the incredible food + wine tasting and tour at Trefethen Family Vineyard which features chef-prepared bites to complement their stunning line-up of wines (this is one of our favorites, so much, in fact – we joined their wine club!)

Order the pork chop at Mustard’s – just trust this will forever change your pork chop relationship because it is the best pork chop you’ll every try

Schedule a tasting at Trinchero Napa Valley, one of the prettiest tasting rooms in Napa, with gorgeous gardens and a tasting room overlooking miles of vineyards with Mount Helena as your backdrop

Francis Ford Coppola lives behind Inglenook Winery, and the tasting and tour is one of the most unique experiences you’ll find in Napa. The historic building is filled with dramatic rooms and a museum filled with Coppola movie items. Don’t skip this one!!

Start your morning with sparkling wine at Mumm Napa

For one of the bougiest experiences in all of Wine Country, book the wine tasting in a church experience with JaM Cellars, where you’ll be transported by an Escalade to a remote church and taste through JaM’s higher end wines. It’s cool, y’all.

California Winery Tours + Recommendations

more winery tours + things to do for your California Wine Country vacation planning
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Roth Estate Wine

Looking for fantastic, affordable, everyday wines? Roth Estate wine has your new favorites, and is a great place to visit for a tasting if you’re planning a Sonoma & Napa Valley trip.

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Coppola Winery

Lounge by the pool, play cards, and sip Sofia canned sparkling wine at Coppola Winery in Sonoma / Photo Gallery of our visit to Coppola + Restaurant in Sonoma, and the wines to open at home 🥂

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