Ravenswood Winery#10 in Best Things To Do in Sonoma
Known for its award-winning zinfandels, the 40-year-old Ravenswood Winery lives by the credo of its founding winemaker, Joel Peterson: "no wimpy wines." Ravenswood is also known for its single vineyard wines, a designation that means the wine was produced from grapes from the same vineyard. Ravenswood also produces bottles of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and merlot, among others.
Recent travelers said the staff members at Ravenswood were knowledgeable and friendly, and that the view from the patio is breathtaking. Others, who winery-hopped via a bike tour, said Ravenswood offered one of Sonoma's most laid-back experiences, making it a welcome place to relax.
Located less than 2 miles northeast of Sonoma Plaza, Ravenswood Winery is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding major holidays. Groups of six or fewer people can walk in without a reservation and enjoy a wine tasting, which start at $18 per person. Larger groups will need to book a reservation by calling ahead. For more information, visit the winery's website.
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