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FREE: In-Depth Winery Profiles

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Organically Sonoma was created to showcase the inspiring, organic side of Sonoma's wine industry. 


We help consumers "Drink Well" by providing them with all the tools they need to find great tasting wines from organic or biodynamic estate vines.


FREE: In-Depth Winery Profiles

FREE: In-Depth Winery Profiles

FREE: In-Depth Winery Profiles

Detailed Information You Won't Find Anywhere Else


Each of the 47 (FREE) winery listings on this site gives you exclusive, insider content lIstings.


We verify certification information with certifiers and the wineries and tell you what percentage of the winery's wines are from organic vines. 

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FREE: In-Depth Winery Profiles

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• Everyday Wines (22 Under $25)


TOURING AND TASTING

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It's Wine by Wine Baby

Looking for the organically grown wines? Good luck.


There are 250+ wines from certified organic vines come from 47 different producers. 


• 19 wineries make only organically grown wines

• 27 mix it up, producing from 1% to 90% of their wines from organic vines


You can't always shop by brand and know what's what.


Some wines are bottle labeled, but most are not. (Like we said, good luck.)


We list only the wines from certified organic vines and serve them up by variety, price and region.


Everyday Wines


Looking for wines that are $25 and under? We It's easy to find everyday drinkers with our Everyday Wine lists.


Selected Wine Notes


While we don't rate wines (the world doesn't need any more scores), we do write wine notes on selected wines. See samples below.

Sneak Peek: Sauvignon Blanc Wine Listings

Under $30

Under $30

Under $30

Alexander Valley AVA

• Eco Terreno-Acero | $22

• Medlock Ames | $29


Dry Creek Valley AVA

Martorana Family Winery | $26

Preston Farm & Winery* | $24

Preston | Kalogiros | $24

Quivira Vineyards-Fig Tree| $24


Fountaingrove District AVA

• Viluko Vineyards | $26


Moon Mountain District AVA

• Repris Wines | $NA


Russian River Valley AVA

• Merriam Vineyards | $22


* = Certified; Made with Organic Grapes

$30+

Under $30

Under $30

Alexander Valley AVA

• Chateau St. Jean-Lyon Vineyard-SVD | $30


Dry Creek Valley AVA

Quivira Vineyards-Q-Refuge| $30


Moon Mountain District AVA

• Korbin Kameron | $30


Sonoma Mountain AVA

• Benziger Family Winery-Paradiso-M* | $36


Sonoma Valley AVA

• Hamel Family Wines-Estate | $38


M* = Certified Made with Biodynamic Grapes

$40+

Under $30

$40+

Alexander Valley AVA

• Eco Terreno-Sansara | $40

• Medlock Ames-Newcomb |$44


Moon Mountain District AVA

• Kamen Estate Winery | $50

• Liquid Sky Vineyards | $45


Sonoma Valley AVA

• Hamel Family Wines- Reserve | $75

Sauvignon Blanc | Selected Wine Notes

Quivira Vineyards

Preston Farm & Winery

Preston Farm & Winery

Racy and green, with grassy notes, 2017 Quivira Vineyards Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc (1,312 cases, $24 from the winery; $18 on wine.com) is a classic, go to Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc.

Preston Farm & Winery

Preston Farm & Winery

Preston Farm & Winery

Stone fruits meet zesty acidity in the aromatic 2019 Preston Farm & Winery Sauvignon Blanc (1,100 cases, $24). It's a lovely melange of grassy, herbal and lemon notes.

Preston | Kalogiros

Preston Farm & Winery

Preston | Kalogiros

A natural wine, the creamy 2017 Preston | Kalogiros Sauvignon Blanc (50 cases, $28), aged in amphora and stainless steel, is restrained and elegant. 

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Getting to Know Sonoma's Organic Side

What's Different About Our Tasting and Touring Descriptions

The Internet Doesn't Always Get It Right

Sonoma's big! In fact, it's 1.5 times the size of the state of Rhode Island. Its wine regions are varied and far flung. Wineries occupy a 70 mile long span.


When it comes to picking wineries to visit, you need help to get the big picture.


We've done our best to and offer you all kinds of resources:


• Regions Overview: The Big Picture

• Tasting and Touring Fees: Comprehensive Price List (Free to $125)

• Town Guides: Region by Region


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Percentage of Sonoma vineyard acres that are organic


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Number of wineries with free tours or tasting (links available to members)



The Internet Doesn't Always Get It Right

What's Different About Our Tasting and Touring Descriptions

The Internet Doesn't Always Get It Right

Yes, there are free listings online about "Sonoma's Organic and Biodynamic Wineries" like this one from the county's tourism bureau.


But all too often they list wineries that are not certified and some that do not even practice organic farming.  


(When we called to notify the tourist bureau of mistakes, they were not interested in correcting them. The responses was, "We don't police the wineries. We just promote the county.")


Don't be misled. We verify certification on all listed wineries.


What's Different About Our Tasting and Touring Descriptions

What's Different About Our Tasting and Touring Descriptions

What's Different About Our Tasting and Touring Descriptions

• Comprehensive Price List for All Winery Experiences 


Compare and plan. Choose how much you want to spend in advance and budget for a thrifty tasting or splurge for an over the top experience.


• Percentage of Wines from Organic Grapes


You can't assume that all the wines at each winery are from organic vines. Wineries that are 100% are bolded. Know before you go. 


Note: Don't skip the wineries that are not 100%. They make some of the great wines, too.


• Highlights "Unique Experiences"


You don't have to hunt through all 33 wineries to find what's cool. Find special, one of a kind outings. 





Sneak Peak: Tasting and Touring | Unique Experiences

Unique Experiences | $15-40

Unique Experiences | $15-40

Unique Experiences | $15-40

Looking for something extra special? Here are a few of the tasting and touring experiences Sonoma vintners offer. (Members see links to the wineries associated with each experience.) 


$15| Owner tour and tasting in a famous Pinot Noir vineyard set in a secluded redwood forest 


$30 | Biodynamic vineyard, mountain tram tour

Unique Experiences | $35-45

Unique Experiences | $15-40

Unique Experiences | $15-40

$35 | Hippie winery from an organic insider with Grateful Dead memorabilia and superb wines


$40 | World class Cabernet tasting at Sonoma Cabernet pioneer's winery 


$45 | Tour of 100+ year old Zinfandel vines with tasting of the wines made from them 

Unique Experiences | $65+

Unique Experiences | $15-40

Unique Experiences | $65+

$65 | Hands on blending seminar at a small family winery and vineyard


$75 | Private mountain vineyard tour and tasting with stunning Bay views


$125 | Horseback ride in vineyard followed by wine tasting in an historic park


$125 | Luxurious tasting and tour with four course lunch prepared by gourmet chef 

Sneak Peek: Tasting and Touring | Dry Creek Valley Wineries

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

HEALDSBURG | Eco friendly winery with a grass roof, it's best known for its easy going vibe and creekside picnicking tables. It also celebrates its Italian family heritage, making and selling olive oil, too. Bring your own food for a picnic or call in advance for a box lunch ($45). 


This is one of the few creekside wineries where guests can sit back and listen to the river flow. (The winery's also restored the river and brought back fish.) The owner, Gio, is a bike fan and the winery is bicycle friendly, too. The outdoor bocce ball court is popular. 


• % Organic | 100% 

• Wines | $-$$

• Tasting | $15

• Winery Overview

Dry Creek: Quivira Vineyards

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

HEALDSBURG | A Dry Creek favorite, six of its estate only wines are organically grown. The winery's known for tasty Rhones and Dry Creek's specialty—Zinfandel. Quivira also has a following for its Sauvignon Blanc and its superb rosé. Visitors enjoy the farm style experience, with a veggie garden and chickens along with the vineyard views.


• % Organic | Medium (45%)

• Wines | $-$$

• Tasting | $20

• Tasting with nibbles | $30

• Tour and tasting with nibbles | $40

• Winery Overview

Dry Creek: Truett Hurst

Dry Creek: Martorana Family Winery

Dry Creek: Truett Hurst

HEALDSBURG | Famous for Zinfandel, this  fun and eco-friendly winery has three tasting bars indoors (open to all) and a patio where weekday guests can enjoy wine outside. On weekdays, walk ins are also welcome at the winery's famous red chairs on the river, a relaxing spot (reserved for wine club members on the weekends). The winery helped to restore the river and bring back the fish here. The kid and dog friendly property is also a biodynamic farm with a garden, vineyard and livestock. In the summer, the winery rocks out (on selected weekends) with local musicians and $6 tri tip.  

• % Organic + Biodynamic | Very Low 

• Wines | $$

• Tasting | $20 (ask to try the biodynamically grown wines)

• Winery Overview

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Wineries by Region


Brands That Are 100% Organic


• Organic Pioneers


Organic Certification Timeline


• Sonoma's Organic Vineyard Acreage: The Top Ten and Total Planted Acres


• Case Production (Organic Only) in Sonoma


• Certified Wines

Biodynamic in Sonoma

Biodynamic in Sonoma

Biodynamic in Sonoma

Sonoma is a leader in biodynamic vineyards.

Eleven wineries in the county have Demeter certified biodynamic vines. That's more than any other county in the U.S.


Sometimes called "organic plus," biodynamic certification requires a winery to meet organic requirements as well as additional sustainable and regenerative agriculture standards.


Overseen by Demeter USA, this certification requires wineries to use herbal and mineral sprays that promote plant health, set aside 10 percent of the winery's land for biodiversity, and implement water and conservation practices.


Sonoma Wineries with Certified Biodynamic Vines

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