Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
23555 Carneros Highway 121
Sonoma, CA, 95476

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Varietals or blends: | Chardonnay | Merlot | Pinot Noir | Rose | Sparkling | Syrah |

Tasting: 10am to 5pm daily - Fee: Sparkling wine is available by the glass from $5.00 to $10.00. Table wines are offered in 2 oz. (about 60 millilitre) portions for $2.00 to $3.00.

From the web site: "For more than 20 years, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards—the first sparkling wine house in the Sonoma Carneros region—has invited visitors to discover cool-climate wines served with warm Spanish hospitality.

Owned by the Ferrer family, whose wine experience is rooted in 19th century Spain, our winery is a vibrant blend of Catalan and California mission design. We cultivate fruit for our premium quality sparkling and still wines in our 335 acres of estate vineyards distinguished by warm days, cool nights, summer fog and a long growing season that coaxes grapes to maturity slowly and consistently, with balanced sugar and acidity. Our Vineyard Manager Mike Crumly and Winemaker Bob Iantosca, both of whom have worked for Gloria Ferrer from its inception, have devoted more than two decades to identifying the diverse soil types, microclimates and specific needs of every vine in their care."

Personal comments: This is truly a Sonoma experience -- buy a glass or some tastes, which comes with something to nosh, and sit out on the patio overlooking the vineyards and the valley and you have probably just had the best experience of your visit. The wine is exceptional and the experience is exquisite. Also, if you enjoy tours, they have several a day here. - Roy Tennant

Gloria Ferrer Winery.

A view of the vineyards from the patio.

A view from the patio.

The patio, where your party can enjoy a nice glass of sparkling wine, something to snack on, and a view to die for.