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A pioneer in crafting classic French-style Chardonnay and Pinot .Noir in the heart of Russian River Valley since 1981, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards truly sets itself apart as an iconic destination for ultra-premium wines.
Nestled into the rolling hills of a 400-acre estate off Slusser Road, the winery is home to 270 acres of prime Chardonnay vines, originally planted back in 1973. The sprawling green-space remaining provides breathtaking valley-views and facilities for their on-site winemaking and barrel/aging rooms.
Providing an unparalleled winery experience for the discriminating taster, designer touches are evident throughout the restyled and expanded Tasting Room creating an inviting “Sonoma-chic” atmosphere for guests as they explore the award-winning wines of Sonoma-Cutrer. Visitors are hosted (by appointment) in one of the newly created private tastings salons; can choose to taste wine at the bar or on the terrace; or can choose to sip wines by-the-glass on the patio in the Sonoma County sunshine. An artisanal cheese plate is also available for purchase to savor during the tasting. And, for those looking to test their skill at game of croquet on the lawn, four world-class courts await you!
Immerse yourself into the world of grape-growing with a tour of the Cutrer estate vineyard. Included is a guided, hands-on tutorial of a vine’s lifecycle, tour of the cellar and barrel room and wine tasting. Visit website to reserve your booking. Not to be missed: a taste of the winery’s Sauvignon Blanc. Crafted by wine industry veteran and Director of Winemaking Mick Schroeter, the limited-release bottling is a hallmark of his style–showcasing a bright, fruit-forward wine from the Russian River vineyards.
• Sonoma-Cutrer hosts several croquet tournaments a year such as ‘Chardonnay and Croquet’, ‘Haunted Croquet’ or ‘Full Moon Croquet’. Visit website for full event listings.
• Cru Reserve Tasting ($35) offers access to the winery’s most limited wines.
• The only winery in North America utilizing cooling tunnels for their grapes as they arrive from the vineyards. The tunnels reduce the grapes to a sub-50°F temperature, ensuring each lot harvested is held at optimum conditions before being pressed.
• Awarded “#1 Most Popular Chardonnay In Restaurants” for the 23rd year of out 26 by Wine and Spirits Magazine.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc