Author - Sarah Tracy
Category - Wine & Wineries
Posted - 07/30/2012 10:00am
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FAQ: How Late are Wineries Open for Tasting?
We know how it is, you're going to make a day trip to wine country and have every intention of getting an early start, but somehow or another, you get delayed and arrive at your destination a bit later than you intended. It's okay, it happens! In case it happens to you, you might be interested to know which wineries are open late, or what is considered 'late' for wine tasting.
Wineries and tasting rooms are generally open between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and close between 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Many wineries stop pouring wine one half hour before the tasting room closes. There are a few spots that are open a bit later than the rest, especially some the tasting rooms located around the downtown Sonoma Plaza. Most of the 17+ downtown Plaza tasting rooms are open until 6:00 PM, Roche
until 6:30 PM, Adobe Road
is open until 7:00 PM, Eric K James
and Highway 12
too (both are open 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays).
If you happen to be at the Southern end of Sonoma Valley in the Carneros Region, you might head to Bonneau Wines
, Cline Cellars
, Meadowcroft Wines
or Nicholson Ranch
- all are open until 6:00 PM. If you are on the other end of the Sonoma Valley, pop into Paradise Ridge
(open until 6:00 PM) or Mayo Family
(open until 6:30 PM). But what if you are too late to visit any wineries? Don't worry, there are plenty of great restaurants
that would be happy to get you a great glass of local wine, or maybe even a flight of wines to give you a taste of Sonoma Valley Wine Country.
Winery hours are subject to change at any time or with the seasons, so make sure
to download a winery map
to see the operating hours and locations of all Sonoma Valley's wineries and tasting rooms.
Photo: Roche Family Winery Tasting Room
in Downtown Sonoma