This scenic, historic winery is known for standout pinot noir and chardonnay. It was originally founded in 1953 by ambassador James D. Zellerbach, who returned to the US inspired after a sojourn in Burgundy; since 1975, the winery has been owned by the de Brye family. Perched at the southern tip of the Mayacamas range, the vineyard offers bird’s-eye views of Sonoma Valley and the San Pablo Bay. Though the facilities date back to 1956—which you can scope out on the tour—the small-batch wines are produced using state-of-the-art technology. For an extra $20, they’ll take you on a worthwhile detour into the barrel-aging cave, as well.
|Venue name:||Hanzell Vineyards|
18596 Lomita Ave
|Cross street:||at Sonoma Hwy|
|Price:||Tastings from $45, by appointment|
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