Whether you're contemplating a romantic Sonoma Wine Country getaway, a wine tasting excursion, or a vacation trip, take the ultimate step and don't just visit a winery — stay at one!
Here's a quick guide to Sonoma County wineries that open up more than their tasting room doors, providing opportunities for unique lodging experiences. Already thinking about how to get here? Consider flying into STS - Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, where you can fly direct from Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego and more.
Tara Bella Winery, Santa Rosa
Situated about the winery’s small barrel room and tasting area, The B at Tara Bella (it’s not a B&B, it’s just a B) overlooks the vineyard with a balcony deck to sip a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine.
The gorgeous room features a king bed, coffee maker, bathroom with shower and amenities, refrigerator, microwave, and WiFi (but no TV). There’s also a beautiful outdoor kitchen with grille.
Photo from Tara Bella website.
Enriquez Estate Wines, Forestville
Stay in a beautifully renovated dairy milk barn, now a charming two-bedroom luxurious unit with all the modern amenities.
Not only will you be staying on a magical vineyard property, but you’ll also have access to in-house wine tour drivers, massage therapists, and private chefs.
Photo from Enriquez Estate Wines website.
Gustafson Family Vineyards, Geyserville
Get a luxurious, behind-the-scenes look at this boutique vineyard and winery, including a complimentary tasting, while staying in its Estate Vacation Rental. Surrounded by 20 acres of vineyard, the residence offers 30-mile views of the valley, a 36x18-foot pool, a spa, and beautiful gardens.
There’s also a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, a deck with a dining area for 12 and a gas barbecue, and access to the picnic area, with breathtaking views of Lake Sonoma.
Photo from Gustafson Family Vineyards website.
Halleck Vineyard, Sebastopol
This private room with bath is perched above a vineyard, high on a ridge with the Russian River to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
You’ll share the house with vintner Ross Halleck, and guests have full access to a chef’s kitchen and Halleck Vineyard wines. There’s also a Finnish bathhouse and outdoor firepit.
Inman Family Wines, Santa Rosa
Enjoy the relaxing and warm ambiance in an estate farmhouse, with a view of the prized Olivet Grange Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The Inmans fondly refer to the place as their “Bed-and get-your-own-Breakfast."
The farmhouse has three bedrooms, one bath, comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, and all of the essentials for a home away from home.
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma
A Captain’s House is a historic Civil War-era farmhouse amid 70 acres of vineyards at the Larson Family Winery in the southern Sonoma Valley.
It features four bedrooms, two full baths, a fully-appointed gourmet kitchen, a fireplace, a backyard barbecue, and a flat screen TV, as well as telephone and Internet access.
Photo from VRBO.
Starlite Vineyards, Geyserville
Enjoy both vineyard and mountain views from this three-bedroom, two-bath home in the Alexander Valley, between Healdsburg and Geyserville.
Located next to the Alexander Valley Grange Hall, this family-friendly estate house sleeps six, and includes a front garden fountain, living room, family room, formal dining room, fireplace, and hot tub. Winery tastings are complimentary to overnight guests.