Simi Winery in Sonoma has the coolest history, and some of the best everyday wines you can keep stocked in your house or order at a restaurant.
related: this is part of our Sonoma & Napa Wine Tasting Guide
About Simi Wines
Backstory: Simi was one of the first female run wineries in California. Isabelle Simi took over the business at the age of 18 in 1904 when her dad and uncle passed away from influenza. She was a savvy and spunky business woman who saw the winery through earthquakes and Prohibition.
Smart marketing move: Isabelle is credited with opening up the first tasting room. After Prohibition, she handed out wine to passengers on the train that ran past the winery, and told them to return. Her marketing ploy worked.
Book your Next Book Club Wine: The winery continues to produce excellent wines – including Reese’s book club rosè!
Visit Simi Winery in Sonoma
Private Tasting + Tour – An exclusive experience that will include a guided tasting with one of SIMI’s wine educators. Learn from soil to glass all about the wines and the rich history of the Simi family and Isabelle Simi as a pioneering female in the industry.
Our Simi Winery tasting experience included a glass of rosé, beautiful cheese plate, fancy popcorn, and a Simi red wine tasting. The tasting room is in a bright open room – and we were the only ones there! Our wine educator talked about the history of Simi and each of the wines. If you’re planning a trip to Sonoma, add this to your list of things to do!
tasting at simi winery in sonoma photo album
Here’s a great video that shares the story of Isabelle Simi:
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