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• 250+ Wines

• 47+ Producers


With hundreds of bottles to choose from, find your next favorite wine here. 


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Find Your Next Favorite Wine

Find Your Next Favorite Wine

Can you find 20 organically grown wines for $25 from Sonoma wineries? You can.


Everyday Wines $25 & Under



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Sonoma's got history.


Discover its colorful past in wine and vines.


Sonoma Wine History in 6 Bottles


Historic Vineyards


Sonoma Fun Facts

Reds

Whites

Whites

• Sonoma grows more Pinot Noir than Cabernet


• Zin's a thing (5,000 acres)

Whites

Whites

Whites

 Sonoma grows more Chardonnay than Cabernet

Everyday Bottles | 22 Wines Under $25

Whites & Sparkling

Whites & Sparkling

Whites & Sparkling

Gewurztraminer

 Alexander Valley Vineyards-G | $15

• Larson Family Wines | $24


Pinot Gris

Horse & Plow-G | $25


Sauvignon Blanc

Eco Terreno-Acero | $22

• Horse & Plow-G | $25

• Merriam Vineyards | $22

• Preston Farm & Winery-G | $24

• Preston | Kalogiros-G | $24

Quivira Vineyards-Fig Tree | $25


White Blend

• Horse & Plow-Draft Horse White-G | $25


SPARKLING

Korbel-Brut-Organic-G* | $15

Rosé

Whites & Sparkling

Whites & Sparkling

Amapola Creek | $25

• Front Porch Farm | $24

• Horse & Plow-G| $20

• Laurel Glen | $24

• McEvoy Ranch | $18

• Preston Farm & Winery-G | $25

• Quivira Vineyards | $24





Reds

Whites & Sparkling

Reds

Pinot Noir

 Wild Hog Vineyard-2013-2014  vintages| via Bottle Barn | $20-23


Red Blend

• Horse & Plow-Draft Horse Red-G | $20


Zinfandel

Carol Shelton-Monga Zin* | $24

Carol Shelton-Wild Thing Zin* | $19


* Wines made in Sonoma from grapes grown outside of Sonoma


Sonoma Wine History in 6 Bottles

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Sparkling Wine History | 1880's Roots

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

Old Vine Zin & Mixed Blacks | Back to the 1880's

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1882


iSonoma's sparkling wine tradition dates back to 1882 when Korbel Vineyards began making sparkling wines via the traditional method. Today the large, mass market sparkling giant sources grapes from across the state, making 1.4 million cases. 


Korbel's Brut ($15) has even been served at the White House.


Korbel's organically grown sparkling wine is one of the fastest growing organically grown sparkling wines on the market. Though its made from grapes farmed outside of the county, the wine is made in Korbel's Guerneville winery in Sonoma County.


Sparkling Wine

Korbel

• Brut-Made with Organic Grapes

Old Vine Zin & Mixed Blacks | Back to the 1880's

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

Old Vine Zin & Mixed Blacks | Back to the 1880's

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Zinfandel and other hearty red grapes were planted as field blends (sometimes called mixed blacks) and were designed to be harvested and vinified together. 


Modern winemakers have preserved some of these traditions; a few make them from organic grapes, the traditional method of farming used before World War I.


1880's Field Blends

Ridge Vineyards

• Geyserville Field Blend


1930's Zinfandel

Turley Wine Cellars

• Fredericks Zinfandel

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

Tourists at Italian Swiss Colony in Asti.

In 1881, Andrea Sbarbono founded Italian Swiss Colony wines in Asti, to provide jobs for Italian immigrants. 


The winery had a 500,000 gallon wine vat, the largest in the world, attracting thousands of visitors. It was a huge tourist attraction in California that, in its heyday, was second only to Disneyland.


Today it operates as Souverain and is owned by Gallo. 


Sonoma organic and biodynamic wine industry leader Paul Dolan (of Truett Hurst) is the great grandson of Pietro C. Rossi, who helped found Italian Swiss Colony.

Cabernet Becomes King | 1970's

Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

Italian Swiss Colony, 1881-1940's | Rise of Sonoma County Wine Tourism

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Cabernet rose to prominence in the late 1970's when Napa bested top Bordeaux wine in a competition held in Paris.


Soon after Cabernet became California's main red wine. Though Sonoma's Cabs took longer to catch on (thanks to Napa's superior marketing) , today Sonoma's Bordeaux style wines are known for quality and value (compared to Napa).


The then reigning wine critic Robert Parker put Sonoma Cabs on the map when he rated Richard Arrowood's Cabernets as highly as he rated Napa's.


Arrowood started two major wineries Arrowood (which he sold in 2000) and Amapola Creek in 2020 when he retired


Arrowood was convinced that organic grapes made better wine. 


Phil Coturri was his vineyard manager.


Sonoma Cabernet

Amapola Creek

• Estate Cabernet Sauvignon



Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

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In 1983, the cool climate Russian River Valley was a newly emerging wine region. Today it's home to 10,000 acres of vines.


In 1978, when the Davis family bought land in the area, county farm advisors told founder George Davis to plant Chardonnay, not Pinot Noir. Over time, Pinot won out and pretty soon the neighboring cattle ranch was planted to it. 


In 2018, Pinot Noir acres (13,000 acres) outnumbered Cabernet vines (12,000) in Sonoma County.


1970's Pinot Noir

Porter Creek Vineyards

• Pinot Noir-Hillside Vineyards 


Out to the Coast | 1990's

Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

Russian River Valley Pinot | 1980's

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The first wineries to push out to the wilds of the Sonoma Coast came in the early 1980's but it wasn't until the 1990's that the area started to be recognized as a good place to grow in the sunny places where the fog burned off.


Though more vineyards grace its steep hillsides today, the region's rugged terrain is still remote and untamed.


For those who were looking for lower priced land, the bet paid off, and true West Sonoma Coast wines are in demand.


True Sonoma Coast

Peay Vineyards

• Chardonnay-Estate

Wineries Preserving Old Vines

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Old Vine Zins | Historic Vineyards

Treasured Vines

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

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Sonoma's unique for its historic, dry farmed, head trained, old vines. 


Vintners treasure these vines and make select bottlings from them.


Old vineyards typically interplanted a variety of wine grapes, called field blends, combining as many as 26 different varieties.


The most famous old vineyards (that are certified organic) are scattered throughout the county. 


For a complete list, see the Historic Vineyard Society.


Ridge Vineyards offers tours of their historic Lytton Springs vines. 


Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

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Alexander Valley AVA


Ridge Vineyards

 Geyserville


Three acres of Zinfandel and other mixed blacks in which a few vines date back to the 1880s.


Turley Cellars

• "Vineyard 101"  


Only 2 ½ acres in size, it dates back to the 1920's.


Dry Creek Valley AVA


Ridge Vineyards 

• Zinfandel-Lytton Springs


The site has 100+ year old Zinfandel vines interplanted with mixed blacks. 


Moon Mountain District AVA


Turley Cellars

• Fredericks Vineyard 


The vines here were planted in 1937 and continue to be head trained and dry farmed, as are all of the old vineyards listed here.


Sonoma Valley AVA


Hamel Family Wines

• Armor Plate


Two acres in size, the vines are 90% Zinfandel with the rest in mixed whites and blacks. It was planted in the 1890s.


Winery Sixteen 600

• Val Rossi Homage


In 2002, Intel CEO Paul Otellini purchased the historic Kenwood property first planted in 1910. Maintained by the Rossi family for nearly a century, Otellini hired organic vineyard expert Phil Coturri to restore the vineyard.


As a young man, Coturri met his true love, Arden, there, They married five years later.

Jug Wine Tradition

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks

Jug Wine Tradition

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Preston Farm & Winery 


On Sundays (only), Preston pays homage to the old Italian jug wine tradition, offering a jug wine for sale.