The Best Wineries in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, CA

If you ever find yourself in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County looking for winery recommendations, no need to look any further! As a frequent visitor to wine country, several wineries in Glen Ellen have caught my eye. Check out my list of The Best Wineries in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, CA below.

For a list of my top 10 Wineries in Sonoma County, be sure to check out my blog post here: The Top 10 Sonoma Wineries to Experience. Speaking of Sonoma you’ll also enjoy The Top 10 Russian River Winery Post here, the Top 10 Healdsburg Wineries here and The Best Wineries in Alexander Valley here.

ABBOT’S PASSAGE WINERY AND MERCANTILE

Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantile is located on a historic and storied property in the heart of Glen Ellen and nestled between rows of 100-year old vines. They have a lovely collection of wines and their small-lot blends showcase grapes from notable vineyards. Whether coming to taste, shop, play or celebrate, this winery is a great place to experience with friends and family. 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Enjoying the beautiful views of the winery while sipping on a nice glass of wine.

Photos courtesy of Abbott’s Passage Winery and Mercantile

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery

Located just off the Sonoma Highway in Glen Ellen is Arrowood Vineyards and Winery. Since 1986, they have been producing high-character wines from sustainably and organically farmed vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is their signature wine as they also produce limited quantities of other noble varieties from some of Sonoma’s acclaimed vineyards. The winery also offers tastings and picnic spots upon reservation. 14347 CA-12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442. We hosted an event with Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, read all about it on Emily Martin Events website here.

With the many varieties of wine Arrowood has to offer, you are sure to find a favorite.

Photos courtesy of Arrowood Vineyards & Winery

BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY

Voted the best winery in Sonoma, Benziger Family Winery makes a variety of types of red, white and rosé wine, all certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. Their focus has been on family, great wine, and healthy vineyards for more than three decades so you are definitely in good hands. The winery is family-friendly, offers self-guided vineyard tours and wine tastings. Their selection of wine is exquisite and my overall experience was lovely. 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Be sure to take the tour of this beautiful winery.

Photos courtesy of Benziger Family Winery

HAMEL FAMILY WINES

Hamel Family Wines is a beautiful winery that produces the highest quality wines in limited quantities from grapes grown in Sonoma Valley. The ultra-modern Hamel tasting room and terrace overlooks the valley. Each experience is privately led by an Estate Ambassador, includes a tour, wine tasting, and food pairings. 

Read about my spectacular visit to Hamel Family Wines here and check out them and if you’re an architecture enthusiast (like me) read about The Most Impressive Architecturally Stunning Wineries here. 15401 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Hamel Family Wines

Photos courtesy of Hamel Family Wines

IMAGERY ESTATE WINERY

Imagery Estate Winery is run by Jamie who was voted 2019 Best Woman Winemaker in the International Women’s Wine Competition and the wine is definitely award-winning. They have a lovely setup that’s perfect for a family picnic or for guests to enjoy the wine tasting experience. 14335 Hwy 12 Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Enjoy a cute picnic on the Imagery Estate Winery lawn!

Photos courtesy of Imagery Estate Wines

KIVELSTADT CELLARS WINE GARDEN & EATERY

At Kivelstadt Wine Garden & Eatery, guests can enjoy a wide range of small bites or full-size entrees for lunch or brunch while sipping on a glass of wine. With three different wine tasting options (white, pink, and red), there will always be something for everyone. They also offer wine to-go and eliminate wine spoilage by using a wine on-tap system. 22900 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Try out this Orange Wine as part of the KC Labs experience.

Photos courtesy of Kivelstadt Cellars Wine Garden & Eatery

MAYO FAMILY WINERY

Mayo Family Winery is a small, family-owned & operated winery located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The winery produces over 20 different single vineyard wines yearly, ranging from sparkling wines to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They have the main Tasting Room or guests can reserve a room to experience their exquisite selection of wines. When you are here, you are family! 13101 Arnold Dr #9446, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Photos courtesy of Mayo Family Winery

TALISMAN WINES

Talisman Wines is a beautiful winery located in Glen Ellen. They create delicious Pinot Noirs that are true to their roots and accurately reflect their places of origin. Each of Talisman’s Vineyards is selected for its unique site characteristics and potential to create the most perfect wines for their customers. 13651 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Photos courtesy of Talisman Wines

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