Winery Tastings in Sonoma

Sonoma Wine Tasting at our Winery & Wine Tasting Room in West Sonoma County

Sonoma wine tasting by appointment only

Sonoma wine tasting guests outside our Sebastopol Estate Vineyard Winery Tasting Room.
Guests at a wine tasting at our Sebastopol Estate Vineyard Winery.

$65 per person

16 guests max per wine tasting

Open Friday thru Sunday

seated wine tastings at 11 am & 3 pm

Reservations Required

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Sonoma wine tasting experience includes:

  • Best-in-class, double gold Sonoma County red wines
  • Best-in-class, double gold Sonoma white wines
  • Award-winning Sonoma Rosé wine
  • Wines paired with local delicacies
  • Taste award-winning, single-vineyard wines
  • Full menu here (changes occasionally)
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Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Sonoma wines are among the favorite in our tasting room.

Judged Best Pinot Noir again and again

Our winery continues to draw accolades for its expression and quality. Tour our vineyard, visit our wine tasting room, and taste our estate-grown vineyard wines. Experience wine tasting off the beaten path. Taste award-winning Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Meet the winemaker and deepen your understanding of fine wine. Experience winemaking at its finest.

Wine Tasting in Sonoma

Our Wine Tasting Menu offers a variety of white and red wines, paired with cheeses and snacks to enhance the tasting experience. The white wine flight includes the 2020 Chardonnay Sobre Vista Vineyard, 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Patient Terrier Vineyard, and 2021 Dry Gewurztraminer Calandrelli Vineyard, all with distinct flavors and aromas. The tasting concludes with the 2019 Dry White Zinfandel. The red wine flight begins with the 2018 Three Sons Cuvee Pinot Noir, followed by the 2018 Haas Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2017 Hillside Cuvee Vineyard Pinot Noir. The tasting concludes with the flagship wine, the 2016 Estate Grown Pinot Noir, which has received numerous accolades. Each wine is paired with a complementary cheese or snack. The menu offers a range of unique and delicious wine and cheese combinations for guests to explore.

Sonoma Wine Tasting in Sonoma

  • Taste wines in Sonoma County, just 15 minutes from the Barlow
  • Sebastopol winery tastings, just 20 minutes from Bodega Bay
  • Our vineyard is nestled in foggy Sebastopol hills in Sonoma County
  • Enjoy sweeping views of the Russian River Valley & Sonoma Mountains
  • Tastings of our rarest winery wines, not available in wine stores
  • One of a handful of Sonoma Coast winery wine tastings
  • Taste vineyard wines from West Sonoma County
  • Wine tastings at Sebastopol's first Pinot Noir Vineyard
  • Taste wine from Sonoma County AVAs
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A wine steward stands before a couple seated in the garden of a winery estate in Sonoma County, pouring a Pinot Noir for them to taste. The couple has come to explore California's famous wine country, visiting wineries and vineyards in Sonoma and nearby Napa. The winery, located just outside of Sebastopol, is a popular destination for wine tastings and tours. As they savor the flavors of the Pinot Noir, the couple takes in the scenic views of the estate, surrounded by rows of vineyards and rolling hills. The tasting is just one of many ways to experience the wine, culture, and beauty of Sonoma County.
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Sonoma Wine Tasting from Four Local Appellations

We host small, intimate Sonoma wine tasting at our Sebastopol estate winery and vineyard. Our wines come from appellations known for producing acclaimed cool-climate white wines and Pinot Noirs. All our wines are made from grapes grown in these four American Viticulture Areas (AVAs).

Sonoma Coast Winegrowing Region

Sonoma Coast Wine Tasting

Sip our acclaimed Hillside Pinot Noir, our single vineyard Clone 828 Pinot Noir, and our single vineyard Estate Grown Pinot Noir, all made from Sonoma Coast grapes, which are grown in a thick marine layer that allows the grapes to hang longer on the vines.

Sonoma Russian River Valley Winegrowing Region

Russian River Valley Wine Tasting

Taste our acclaimed wines made from Russian River Valley Grapes, including Three Sons Pinot Noir, our single-vineyard Farm Pinot Noir, Balletto Chardonnay, Dry Gewurztraminer, and Dry White Zinfandel.

Sonoma Mountain Winegrowing Region

Sonoma Mountain Wine Tasting

Sip our 95+ single vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir, an acclaimed red wine awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition for multiple vintages and Double Gold from the North Coast Wine Competition.

Sonoma North Coast Winegrowing Region

Sonoma Wine Tasting from North Coast White Wine Grapes

Sip a chilled glass of our acclaimed 95+ Little Sister Sauvignon Blanc, judged Best in Class and Double Gold at multiple wine competitions. Our Sauv Blanc is made from 100% North Coast grapes from Sonoma County, California.

Vineyard Wine Tastings

Taste wines on our deck with views of Sonoma Valley and Mt. Helena in Napa Valley.

As we taste through our vineyard wines, we invite you to taste the nuances in the aroma and flavor of our Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Dry White Zinfandel, and Chardonnay. We’ll also explore the benefit of wine tastings with food pairings, to wine to lift, enhance and add complexity to your winery experience – and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

When you're tasting wines, flavor is an amazing thing. It can evoke emotions and memories – and we’ll help to create new memories on this exclusive Sonoma vineyard wine tasting journey.

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Directions to your Sonoma Wine Tasting

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at 11am and 3pm

+1 (707) 892-1234

3785 Burnside Rd

Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Sebastopol Wine Tasting Menu

By Appointment Only

16 guests max per wine tasting

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Guided wine tastings at our Sonoma winery.

Sonoma winery tastings at our Sebastopol vineyard estate do not take place in a traditional wine tasting room. This is our home, and inviting you in is a warm gesture of friendship and intimacy. This family-owned, unpretentious setting is part of what makes our Burgundian Pinot Noir wine tasting experience so unique.

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Sonoma Vineyard Winery Tastings

Sip Sonoma wines in the garden at our estate vineyard.

Established in 2002, our sustainable vineyard and wine tasting room was the first in the region. As the winegrowers and winemakers responsible for the oldest vineyard in the region, we feel exceptionally qualified to provide first-hand insight into what makes our single vineyard wine tasting experience so unique.

Sonoma Wine Region

You'll learn about the magic of this winegrowing region, from the morning fog that blankets our vineyard, to the winemaking process that lends such diversity and character to our wine tastings.

We'll also invite you to join our Inner Circle to acquire an allocation of our most coveted vineyard wines to please your tastes.

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Live the Sonoma Wine Tasting Dream

Halleck Vineyard wine tastings include food pairings to enhance the flavors of our Sonoma wines.

Our winemaking mission is simple. We are dedicated to Building Community Through Wine. Join our winemaker and taste, sip, and savor while you build meaningful connections with others wine lovers through this intimate wine tasting experience.

We believe in shared experiences and in making the world a better place by raising money with our award-winning wines. Making that difference is why we host winery tastings.

The Sonoma Difference

Tasting wines is an inner journey, and we hope to guide you and join you on that wine tasting journey – so you can determine which of our Sonoma winery wines breathe magic into your glass and heart.

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Wines Tastings of the Sonoma Coast

Intimate Winery Tastings

• Sonoma wine tasting salons for up to 16 guests.
• Taste Sonoma County wines made from Sebastopol's finest cool-climate grapes.
• Vineyard tastings of award-winning wines from the foggy Sebastopol hills.
• Tour our Sonoma winery, which is also our home.
• Judged Best Pinot Noir in America, again and again.
Romantic wine tastings at Halleck Vineyard in Sonoma Valley.
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Sonoma Wine Tastings - What to Wear

Jennifer Halleck with her acclaimed Pinot Noir at a wine tasting at Halleck Vineyard.

We want your Sonoma County winery wine tasting experience to be a comfortable one. We strongly recommend avoiding perfume.

When choosing an outfit for your wine tasting experience, it’s opt for darker colors or patterns that hide wine spills. Our Sebastopol vineyard is on a gentle slope, so it’s also best to wear comfortable shoes if you plan to tour the vineyard.

Above all, come to the Halleck Vineyard Winery with curiosity and interest in North Coast Sonoma Wineries – and be prepared to enjoy yourself thoroughly.

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If you're looking for a place to stay after your wine tasting experience, try our private Wine Lodge.

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Ross Halleck shares his acclaimed estate grown Pinot Noir at a wine tasting for guests on the deck at Halleck Vineyard.

Wine tasting at our vineyard estate are an experience unlike any other. Our tasting room is surrounded by our lush Pinot Noir vineyard, and our winemakers take great care in crafting fine wines that reflect the unique terroir of Sonoma County.

Taste a variety of wines, including Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and other single-vineyard winery wines. Our vineyard's commitment to sustainable winegrowing is evident in every glass.

Wine tastings are a great way to learn more about the winemaking process and to discover new vineyard wines to add to your wine club collection. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply looking for a fun activity to do with friends, a wine tasting at our Sonoma Coast vineyard estate is an experience you won't forget.

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At the wine tasting event held at the Sebastopol winery vineyard estate, a male wine enthusiast is seen smelling the cork of a bottle of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

Wine tasting at our vineyard estate is a sensory delight that engages all five senses. The sight of our Pinot Noir vineyard, the sounds of the birds chirping as the winemaker shares the winemaking process, the scent of the wines, the taste of the Pinot Noir and CDry Gewurztraminer, and the feel of the wine glass in your hand all come together to create a truly immersive experience.

Our vineyard wines, crafted with care by our winemakers, reflect Sonoma County's unique winegrowing region, and their complexity can be appreciated by both novice and experienced wine tasters.

Our informal, relaxed wine tasting room provides a welcoming atmosphere where you can sample a variety of single vineyard wines and learn about the winemaking process. Whether you're a wine aficionado or simply looking to taste fine wine, a wine tasting at our Sonoma Coast vineyard estate is an experience that engages all your senses and leaves you with a deeper appreciation for the art of winemaking.

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Dog-Friendly Sonoma Wine Tasting

Halleck Vineyard is a dog friendly wine tasting venue.

The wine-tasting experience at Halleck Vineyard is dog-friendly. Franki loves hosting pups during wine tastings at our vineyard estate. Our estate winery vineyard is 100% fenced, so you can enjoy tasting wines while your pup plays. So if your furry friend is socialized and wants to run free, this Sonoma wine tasting experience will be fun for both of you.

Wine Tasting Salons at Halleck Vineyard

To provide you with a sense of place and the best experience possible, our Estate Wine Tasting in Sonoma County is offered by appointment only. Your intimate wine tasting experience costs $65 per person, and is limited to 16 guests per tasting. If you have a larger group, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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We offer our tastings on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 3pm. We request that you book at least 24 hours in advance, but for last minute or midweek bookings, please give us a call and we'll try and make it work.

Sonoma Wine Tasting FAQ

When you arrive for your wine tasting, make sure you are at our black wrought iron gate. The keypad is on the 2nd wood post to the left of the gate. Call the phone number printed above the keypad. We will open the gate for you. The gate stays closed to protect the vineyard from critters.

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We make a variety of different Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Dry White Zinfandel.

These grape varietals grow well in cool, foggy climates like West Sonoma County, which is typically blanketed in a thick marine layer.

Wind pulls the fog in through a gap in the mountains at the Sonoma Coast, and that fog travels through the West Sonoma county appellations of Sebatapol and Russian River Valley on the North to the Petaluma Gap on the South.

It's a premiere 90-minute wine tasting experience. You will be served 8 different wines, each of which is paired with a bite-size, delectable food pairing.

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Each Sonoma County wine varietal is presented with an explanation of where the fruit was grown and how it was made.

We are a small Sonoma winery. We have parking for cars, SUVs and vans, but not for limos or buses. If you are arriving in a limo or bus, please have them drop you off at the gate on Burnside Road. Our driveway will not accommodate larger vehicles. Please park buses or limos by our gate on Burnside Rd. leaving enough room for cars to pass and walk down the driveway. If you have a smaller car and there's no room in the driveway, park on the dirt road in front of our estate winery, beside the sign like this:

Sebastopol winery parking on Burnside Road

Enjoy Sonoma Wine Tasting at Halleck Vineyard Winery

Yes, and there is no charge. But we need to know in advance so please enter those details in the Special Requests box when you book your wine tasting or call us at (707) 738-8383 so we can make sure they are comfortable.

Sonoma is for everyone!

We are a small production Sebastopol winery hosting intimate wine tasting salons for small groups.

If your wine tasting group is larger than 8, please call us (707) 738-8383 to make sure we can accommodate you appropriately.

Perfect choice for:

• Corporate teams for a corporate wine tasting event.

• Bachelorette parties for a fun and celebratory wine tasting.

• Birthday parties for a special birthday wine tasting experience.

• Friends gathering for a casual wine tasting outing.

• Couples for a romantic wine tasting date.

• Wine clubs for an exclusive wine tasting event.

• Family reunions for a memorable family wine tasting activity.

• Tourist groups for an exciting wine tasting tour.

• Alumni associations for a nostalgic alumni wine tasting event.

• Professional networking groups for a networking wine tasting session.

• Book clubs for a themed wine tasting meeting.

• Food and wine enthusiasts for a gourmet wine tasting experience.

 

Yes. None of the food and wine pairings have gluten in them so that you can stay on your gluten-free diet without missing out on anything.

Sonoma Wines are Gluten Free

Yes. Our wines are lactose free.

But we serve cheeses with our Sonoma wines, so if your lactose intolreant, skip those at your wine tasting experience.

Sonoma Wines are Lactose-Free

Lactose-intolerant guests will miss out on some of the pairings, but not our delicious Sonoma wines.

For our complete menu, check the previous link.

Yes! Halleck Vineyard winery and Tasting Room is dog-friendly.

But your dog should be friendly and socialized too.

Our West County Sonoma winery is entirely fenced, and our nonshedding dog is an excellent host.

All dogs visiting our winery enjoy an automatic lifetime membership to the Halleck Vineyard Winery Dog Club.

Halleck Vineyard in Sebastopol typifies the sustainable boutique Sonoma winery. Our flagship estate vineyard Pinot Noir is organically grown.

We discourage guests from bringing young children. Our Russian River Valley Wine Tasting Sonoma County experience lasts 90 minutes and that’s a long time for a young child to sit unattended. We love kids. We have our own. But children and wine are not 100% compatible, and as a courtesy to all guests, we prefer to keep our Sebastopol wine tasting experience to guests 21 and over.

Unfortunately, we are not a wheelchair-compliant winery. It is possible to wheel around to the side of our deck, but there are 2 steps you need to get up to access the deck. We do not have a ramp. Also, our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. 

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Welcome to Sonoma Valley, a world-renowned destination known for its gorgeous vineyards, historic wineries, and vibrant local culture. Nestled in Northern California, Sonoma Valley offers a diverse range of experiences for wine enthusiasts and travelers alike. From the scenic vineyards of Gundlach Bundschu and Buena Vista to the charming town of Healdsburg, there is something for everyone to explore.

Start your adventure with a trolley tour through the picturesque vineyards, and enjoy a cabernet tasting flight at Kunde Family Winery. Visit the historic Sonoma Plaza, surrounded by boutique shops, world-class restaurants, and beautiful gardens. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the caves at Buena Vista Winery and the family-owned Kivelstadt Cellars, both known for their exceptional wine experiences.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture, check out the artful sculptures in Santa Rosa or relax at one of the many luxurious spas in the area. Stay at the charming Kenwood Inn and Spa or one of the many other inns that offer cozy accommodations and top-notch services. Enjoy a picnic amidst the vineyards or take a scenic drive to Lake Sonoma.

Sonoma Valley also boasts an array of seasonal events and activities. From wine tours and tastings to culinary delights, there’s always something happening. Visit the property at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Geyserville or enjoy a flight of wines at Gloria Ferrer. Explore the tasting rooms and find the perfect bottle to take home.

Learn more about the region’s rich history at the local library or take a walking tour to see historic landmarks. Experience the best of Sonoma’s wine country with insider tips from a travel blog or online guides. Discover the top wineries and vineyards, including Francis Ford Coppola Winery and J Vineyards, both known for their exquisite blends.

Whether you’re planning a short getaway or a longer vacation, Sonoma Valley offers a range of lodging options, from luxurious resorts to charming bed and breakfasts. Book your stay now and enjoy exclusive deals and packages.

More stuff to do in Sonoma Valley

  • Explore the scenic Sonoma Valley.
  • Visit iconic Sonoma County wineries.
  • Take a trolley tour through the picturesque vineyards.
  • Enjoy a Cabernet tasting flight at Gundlach Bundschu Winery.
  • Discover the enchanting caves at Buena Vista Winery.
  • Savor the exquisite wines at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery.
  • Have a picnic amidst the vineyards.
  • Stroll through the charming town of Healdsburg.
  • Visit Kivelstadt Cellars for a unique wine experience.
  • Explore the artful sculptures in Santa Rosa.
  • Experience the serene beauty of Lake Sonoma.
  • Unwind at luxurious resorts in the area.
  • Learn about wine grapes and winemaking at Tonti Family Wines.
  • Tour the historic Landmark Vineyards.
  • Visit the library in Sonoma for local history and wine books.
  • Enjoy wine flights at Scribe Winery.
  • Relax in the beautiful courtyard at Kenwood Vineyards.
  • Explore the farm at Gundlach Bundschu Winery.
  • Discover the wines at Prenda Wines.
  • Check out the travel blog for insider tips on Sonoma.
  • See the lifecycle of wine production at various wineries.
  • Visit Chateau St. Jean for unoaked wine tastings.

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The Halleck Vineyard hosts a harvest party lunch to celebrate the grape harvest season. A packed table of friends gathers for an abundant feast, featuring a variety of food and wine. The event takes place at the winery's picturesque vineyard in the heart of California's Sonoma County Wine Country. Guests enjoy glasses of the winery's acclaimed Pinot Noir, as well as other wines sourced from nearby vineyards. The festive atmosphere is a reminder of the strong sense of community among wineries in the region. Amid the sprawling vineyards and rolling hills, guests savor the flavors of the land, and raise a toast to another successful harvest.

Subscribe to our Wine Tasting Newsletter for information about upcoming special wine tasting events, Vintner Fellowship Tastings, food and wine pairing dinners, wine tours to exotic destinations, and limited release allocations to our Sonoma wines.

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