Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers, Walter Schug.

  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery - View of the Barrel Aging caves at Schug Carneros Estate Winery Photo
  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery Vineyards - Fog over the vineyards at Schug Carneros Estate Winery. Photo 2
  • Sunrise on the Schug Estate Photo 3
  • Summer in the courtyard at Schug Winery Photo 4
  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery - View of the Barrel Aging caves at Schug Carneros Estate Winery Photo
  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery Vineyards - Fog over the vineyards at Schug Carneros Estate Winery. Photo 2
  • Sunrise on the Schug Estate Photo 3
  • Summer in the courtyard at Schug Winery Photo 4
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  • Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers, Walter Schug. Drawing on his experience in the production of fine wines in Germany and as founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps in California, Walter along with his wife Gertrud built the winery to focus on Pinot Noir.  In 1995, Sonoma native Mike Cox joined the team as Winemaker with Walter Schug overseeing the business as Winemaster. Nestled in the hills of the cool climate of the Carneros Appellation, the winery is dedicated to Walter’s original passion for graceful and elegant Pinot Noirs.

    We invite you to come and visit us at the winery. Schug Carneros Estate is situated 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Sonoma. The drive up from Bonneau Road will take you through our vineyards and rose borders to where the winery building is tucked into a hillside containing underground barrel caves. Behind the German style post-and-beam building, there is a vista point with a 360º view of the surrounding area and the opportunity to see as far as Mount Diablo on a clear day.

    The free self guided vineyard tour is curently open. Spend some time outdoors walking through the vineyards at your own pace. While these tours are excellent during summer, they are available year-round (weather permitting). The program, started in 2010 by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, allows you to take no-appointment, self-guided winery vineyard tours. Just stop in the tasting room to pick up a detailed walking-tour guide and points of interest will be clearly marked along the route.

    The tasting room is open daily 10am – 5pm.

    • Tasting Room Info:
      • Family Friendly
      • Family owned
      • Picnic Area
    • Tours & Tastings:
      • Culinary / Flower Garden
      • Food & Wine Pairings
      • Vineyard Tours
      • Wine Caves
      • Winery Tours
    • Look no further!

      The tour choices available to visitors in Sonoma are overwhelming. We wanted more than just tasting wines and that is exactly what we got. Kyle was our guide and led us through the winery and it’s...

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    • Girls Trip!

      This was by far was the best winery tour we took! Jamie was our guide and couldn’t have been more informative about the the Schug family, the region, and the wineries start. She was patient with us...

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    • Loved every wine we tasted!

      Had a wonderful tasting experience here with the grandson of Schug as our pourer...joined the wine club and ordered a case on the spot! Yeah, that good. Looking forward to visiting again for...

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