Caves & Vineyards
Spring has sprung and that means there’s no better place to get away than Sonoma County wine country. With so many incredible wineries and beautiful views, it can be hard to know where to visit, but in the southern reaches of the Los Carneros AVA lies a stunning estate that shouldn’t be missed—Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. This picturesque property overlooks the county and the San Pablo Bay; vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see and gleam in the California sunshine.
Offering not just incredible views from their comfortable tasting room terrace—which is nearly worth the visit alone—there’s a bevy of award-winning wines to taste at Gloria Ferrer, in addition to their much-loved Pinot collection. There’s almost nothing more enjoyable than feeling the sunshine down upon you while sipping on their crisp Pinot Blanc or refreshing Pinot Noir Rosé. And if you’re feeling like you just can’t miss out on the red wines, then you’ll want to taste the single vineyard Rust Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir and barrel selection José S. Ferrer Pinot Noir, both of which are elegant expressions of their terroir.
On a visit to Gloria Ferrer, guests have many tasting options from which to choose; the estate’s Elevated Experiences (reservations are required) truly are the best way to get to know their wonderful collection of sparkling and estate varietal wines.
As a Los Carneros AVA winery, Gloria Ferrer was a pioneer of the region’s classic grape—Pinot Noir. Discover the history of Pinot Noir in Los Carneros during this semi-private tasting of small-lot Pinots. Enjoy one sparkling wine and four Pinot Noirs, each paired with small bites. Offered 12:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. $60/person (Club Members receive 20% discount).
Bubbles & Bites
This unique experience starts with a private tour where guests will learn about the history of the Ferrer family and sparkling wine production, followed by a seated tasting in the Vista Room. Enjoy three sparkling wines and an estate varietal paired with seasonal bites. Offered 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily. $60/person (Club Members receive 20% discount).
A Taste of Spain
Enjoy this semi-private Spanish tapas and wine tasting while learning about the Ferrer family’s Spanish history and soaking in the views from the Vista Room. Offered 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily. $50/person (Club Members receive 20% discount).
If you’re looking for more education, ask about the Glassware Exploration experience, where a wine educator discusses the intricacies of glassware and how it enhances the profiles of the wines you will be tasting—including sparkling and still. Offered 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily. $45/person (Club Members receive 20% discount).
There’s also the Guided Tour, where guests take a comprehensive tour of the winery and taste three wines along the way (two sparkling and one still). Offered 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. $25/person; $15/ages 21 and under.
If spontaneity is your thing and you just didn’t get around to making a reservation for an Elevated Experience, there’s still plenty to enjoy at Gloria Ferrer. Guests can indulge in a wine tasting or order wines by the glass on the picture-perfect terrace overlooking some of the county’s most breathtaking vineyard views. And for the foodies, Gloria Ferrer offers cheese and charcuterie plates, as well as desserts and snacks to order and pair up with their wines. Public tours are also available.