“Stamp of Approval” rating is HIGH in these hot spots.
In a County dominated by wine, the chefs here are excellent at pairing food with the individual characteristics of a particular vintage.
When you are traveling to an award winning wine region, the focus will be on what’s in the bottle.
As most wine lovers also know, the enjoyment of a great wine can be heightened with the right food. In Sonoma County, they take their food and wine production seriously… yet another reason that visitors flock to this luxury destination for a taste.
A fantastic wine and food pairing adventure is like the holy grail of a visit to Sonoma. The experience usually stands out from the rest and like an uber terrific bottle that you just discovered… you want to SHARE it with others and tell people about what you saw, tasted and smelled.
With so many choices, it was hard to narrow down this list (in no particular order). New experiences pop up ALL the time.
1. Mayo Family Reserve Tasting Room
The 7 course menu is a seated tasting with wines and foods served in groups of three with a nice dessert plate and wine to round it all off in the end.
The Mayo Reserve Room takes you on the ultimate wine country tasting journey with very impressive courses.
For a cost of only $40 and a low low price of only $25 for wine-club members, it is a true steal of a deal for visitors of tasting rooms in Sonoma County, California. The wow factor of the wines and spectacular food was high. You will find your senses of taste and smell are peaked as you savor each bite…..
Full Article – … Exploring Food & Wine At Mayo Winery
2. St Francis Winery & Vineyards
Tasting wine without food is an exercise in futility. Voted #1 Restaurant in America again by Open Table in 2015, the food and wine is top notch at this winery.
Serving multi-course plates whose beauty rivals that of any Michelin starred restaurant, guests can expect to find a true foodie experience when scheduling a food and wine pairing at St Francis. This is a full meal.
The service, setting and style of the experience also leaves guests feeling that they just stepped out of the pages of a food and wine magazine shoot. While sitting at a half round communal table with views of the picturesque vineyards right outside and Mt Hood in the background, it seems like a window looking out on an Italian town…..
Full Article – … A Taste of Sonoma at St Francis Winery
3. Lynmar Estate Winery
Take away the conventional dining room, Insert a view of majestic vineyards, Frame with an edible bio-diverse garden, Enjoy an epicurean luxury afternoon.
Enjoy straight from the garden fresh food, featuring items sourced locally, paired by the Estate Chef with handcrafted Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs. It is quite the lunch experience. The greens in our salad were picked only moments before they were served. And came right from the dirt that we had just walked past on our tour.
They offer 20 handcrafted Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, ranging from vineyard designates, to proprietary blends to appellation blends. Picnic lunches are are by appointment Wednesday through Sunday from May through October so visit soon…
Full Article – … Lynmar Estate Picnic Food & Wine
4. Ram’s Gate Winery
Whether it’s with delightful conversation or a delicious culinary experience, each Ram’s Gate Winery tasting is, at its core, a pairing. Thoughtful Selections.
The pairings are crafted to bring out the best in the corresponding Ram’s Gate wine. This wine-focused design applies to every part of the experience. With many pairing options to choose from, there is something for foodies and wine lovers.
The winery sources fruit from the marquee vineyards of Sonoma and Carneros, resulting in an array of aromas, textures and flavors that go well with foods. Appointments are required for each type of tasting, offered Thursdays through Mondays beginning at 10:00am. Cheers!
Full Details – … Thoughtful Tastings at Ram’s Gate
5. Rodney Strong Vineyards
A visit to the Rodney Strong Tasting Room, is like a higher education on the terroir of Sonoma & the bounty of our food sources. Food & Wine Experience.
With 14 estate vineyards offering a “vineyard to glass” and sustainable approach to wine-making… Both locals and tourists alike lounge together on the patio and taste through the wines and food with leisure here.
Food paring including 5 bites flawlessly paired with five Rodney Strong wines. Open seasonally, on the outdoor summer terrace, visitors can enjoy an outdoor seated wine flight, including many exclusive bottles. One can even pair a wine flight with a locally sourced cheese & charcuterie plate for a snack along the road or perhaps spread a blanket on the expansive lawn for a picnic with a lovely bottle (or two).
Full Details – … Food & Wine Pairing at Rodney Strong
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I hope that you enjoy the food and wine in Sonoma County and take home some wonderful memories – For an all encompaasing guide on How To Plan A Trip to Wine Country California – See More HERE >>. CHEERS!