VJB Vineyard & Cellars
Experience Sonoma Valley’s Premier Italian Winery
Sonoma Valley’s premier Italian winery, VJB Cellars, offers a one-of-a-kind experience. More than just a winery, VJB is a stunning, Italian stone villa with an onsite deli and artisan goods shop, gelato and chocolate shop, outdoor wood-fire pizza oven and country kitchen boutique. With so much to do, it’s worth spending an entire afternoon at VJB Cellars to soak it all in and enjoy the experience leisurely!
Wine and Dine in the Piazza
VJB is perfect for afternoons with its inviting piazza and plentiful lunch options. Grab a delectable Salumi Butcher’s Board or order the seasonal Prosciutto Cotta and Artichoke Pizza for lunch, then pair your delicious lunch with a fantastic tasting flight or glass of wine. The 2016 Freisa, only the second vintage released of this unique varietal, is a delightfully food-friendly wine with its medium body and flavors of plum, black cherry and blackberry; it’s full of spice and minerality, and has lots of structure. It goes exceptionally well with the Salumi Butcher’s Board full of salami, mortadella, prosciutto, crostini and fresh olives.
The 2016 Primitivo is another food-friendly wine that pairs perfectly with the delicious wood-fired pizzas and tasty selection of paninis. Aromas of plum and boysenberry leap from the glass of this incredible Sonoma Valley wine; flavors of dried strawberry, plum and spice, and gentle acidity, grace the medium-bodied palate.
Wine Country Tenors
On the weekends, enjoy lunch and wine on the piazza while listening to the Wine Country Tenors! From now through December, the Wine Country Tenors will be serenading guests with classic Italian songs starting at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. This unique experience really brings the Italian lifestyle and culture to life in VJB’s piazza!
Shop the Deli and Country Kitchen Boutique
What could be more fun than sipping a glass of wine and perusing artisanal food products and adorable kitchen items? In La Cucina and Kenwood Pasta Co., VJB’s onsite deli and country kitchen shop, choose from a selection of imported Italian goods such as fresh olives, an array of cheeses, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other Italian delicacies. There’s also homemade pasta and sauces, both made fresh and in-house by Maria Belmonte, the matriarch of the family. In addition, Maria has selected a nice collection of handcrafted kitchenware, available for purchase and ready to enhance your kitchen and culinary exploration at home.
VJB Caters with the Red Rooster Pizza Truck
For those who just can’t get enough of VJB’s delicious wood-fired pizzas, VJB can bring the pizza to you! Available for private parties, celebrations, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and more, the Red Rooster Pizza Truck—a 1951 Ford pick-up truck—offers the full menu of delicious wood-fired pizzas, four taps for beer and wine, and a full catering kitchen.
What’s New at VJB?
For sparkling wine lovers, you’ll be pleased to hear that VJB has just released a new vintage of their Italian Prosecco! This Prosecco comes straight from Italy, made from traditional grapes grown in the Veneto region on vineyards owned by friends of the Belmonte family. This Prosecco is crafted in the traditional manner and then shipped from the Veneto estate directly to VJB—making it 100% authentic Italian Prosecco. It’s a fabulous sparkler, with lively acidity and fresh fruit flavors—great for fresh oysters, crispy calamari and briney Northern Italian cheeses.
VJB Cellars is located at 60 Shaw Avenue in Kenwood and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call
(707) 833-2300 or go to vjbcellars.com.