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Winery & Vineyard Experiences
Saturday, May 15

You will be able to select 1 VIP Winery Experience from a variety of exciting options to experience first-hand what the Northern Sonoma County Region has to offer.

Participating wineries include Acaibo, Benovia Winery, Carol Shelton Winery, Gundlach Bundschu, Lambert Bridge Winery, Linked Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Walt Wines and more. Read below for a description of each experience. As more wineries are confirmed we will continue to update this information.


Acaibo / Trinite Estate - Chalk Hill

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 12:00pm

 Share a tasting experience where you will discover the history of Acaibo, the terroir. Learn about the vineyard, the family who has been in a wine for over three generation in Bordeaux and started a new adventure in Sonoma. Enjoy a carefully selection of wines showcasing the unique style of cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and note how each wine reflect his terroir from 6000 miles apart from an another. Few winemakers can offer you this privilege. We are delighted to offer a variety of tasting to explore the wines from Sonoma and Bordeaux. Tucked around a corner along Chalk Hill Road lie 24 idyllic acres of vineyard: this is Trinité Estate: the land of Acaibo. Located between the cool Russian River at the west, the warm Alexander Valley at the northeast and Knights Valley, at 750 feet elevation, the land features a range of microclimates, typography and soils.  This Terroir highlights our delicate and well-balanced wines.  Originally from the Bordeaux region of France, we have focused on growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Estate here is sloped, creating a natural amphitheater for the vines. 

Benovia Winery - Russian River

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 10:00am

This experience is a seated and privately hosted tasting allowing guests to immerse themselves along the winemaker’s path tasting through Estate and vineyard-designate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from our 72 acres of Estate vineyards from the cool microclimates of the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast, as well as single vineyard wines from neighboring grower partner sites. Benovia Winery is tucked deep in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine country. Our secluded Martaella Estate Vineyard is surrounded by endless vineyard views, with Mount Saint Helena just visible in the distance to the northeast. The Benovia Ranch House is old American farmhouse comfort with modern elegance. Settle in by the fireplace if it’s chilly out or enjoy the expansive vineyard views from the deck. Benovia’s estate and vineyard-designate wines are the skillful culmination of balance and site expression in which our veteran winemaker, Mike Sullivan, as captured the essence of place and time. 

Carol Shelton Wines -

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 11:00am

We will have an opportunity to tour their new site in Windsor.

Foley Sonoma - Alexander Valley

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 10:00am

“Learn & Lounge with our Winemaker at Foley Sonoma Winery in Alexander Valley”

Experience Alexander Valley and modern wine country lifestyle through the lens of our winemaker, Chalo Fernandez, at Foley Sonoma Winery. Nestled on a gentle knoll shadowed by the nearby Mayacamas Mountains, the site of Foley Sonoma typifies the peaceful, serene beauty of the Alexander Valley. Begin your adventure with our walking production tour, which features our winemaker’s barrel samples in our aging Cellar. Our winemaking philosophy is about pure varietal expression, which produces award-winning, balanced wines rich in fruit and deep in character. The Vineyards produce 4,000 to 6,000 cases annually from the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Sémillon, Tannat, and Zinfandel. After a day (or hour) of winemaking, we propose a toast among breathtaking views of Alexander Valley as you sip and nibble on local cheese & charcuterie in our private lounge. We are few, so to ensure quality we make wine in small amounts from our estate. We enjoy diversity, so we make our wines from a number of varieties. We embrace life, so we share our love of living with those who join us either for a day or for a lifetime.

Gundlach Bundschu - Sonoma Valley

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 11:00am

Come out and explore what it takes to grow the highest quality estate grown wines for 160 harvests! Our well-informed tour hosts will guide you through the barrel aging cave and into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. Enjoy a wine flight along the way. Your experience will culminate with a barrel tasting. For six generations and over 160 years, our family has farmed our Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations. Today, we focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property. 


Lambert Bridge Winery

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 11:00am

Join Winemaker Jennifer Higgins for a VIP cellar tasting and tour at Lambert Bridge Winery in Healdsburg. This intimate experience for 6 guests will include a production tour with Jennifer followed by a seated and focused private tasting. Learn about her winemaking philosophy and practices, barrel regime, and unique vineyard sites as you explore and taste exclusive Lambert Bridge wines accompanied by local cheese and charcuterie. Please allow 90-minutes for this experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Lambert Bridge! 

Linked Vineyards - Knights Valley

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 12:00pm

Owner, Jessica Link has had a wonderful relationship with Women For WineSense over the years, while her winery is not normally open to the public, she has graciously agreed to offer this tasting and walking tour through the vineyard in honor of our 30 year anniversary. Perched on a hillside on the southwestern edge of Knight’s Valley, the Linked Vineyards property overlooks both Sonoma and Napa counties. To say this is a special place is an understatement! Occupying a very interesting intersection between the valleys, and sitting just above the fogline, the property is a study in juxtaposition. Volcanic and loamy soils. Marine and mountain air. Wildlands and orderly vineyards. It is home to deer, wild turkeys and hawks, as well as three generations of Links. 

Loxton Cellars - Glen Ellen

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 1:00pm

This tasting will be a combination of a Vineyard Walkabout tour and a VIP Reserve Tasting where they will highlight an educational experience that connects the vineyard, farming and production methods and the resultant wine.  Chris Loxton is a special friend of WWS for many years and his winery experience is not one to be missed. Located in the Heart of Sonoma Valley, Loxton Cellars is a working winery surrounded by 5 acres of estate vineyard. It is the intent of owner/winemaker, Chris Loxton, to produce handcrafted wines, made without compromise, that show balance and a sense of place. The Estate vineyard provides about 60% of the annual production which is typically 3,000 cases and the remaining fruit is sourced from premium vineyards throughout Sonoma County under long term agreements. The winery and vineyard are set up so that visitors may see all operations from grape to glass.


Ramey Wine

  1.5 hour Experience beginning at 10:30am

Explore Ramey’s Chardonnay winemaking facility and learn how our winemaking team forged a new California Chardonnay style that was richer, more lush and silky smooth. Ramey crafts exceptional expressions of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir from top vineyards in Sonoma and Napa. Your tour hosts will be Associate Winemaker Lydia Cummins and proprietor Claire Ramey. Join us in Healdsburg and enjoy classically styled, elegant and balanced wines that age beautifully.


Rockpile AVA - Dry Creek Valley

2.5 hour Experience beginning at 11:00am

This experience will include a vineyard tour and tasting at Rockpile Vineyards with winemaker, Emma Kudritzki Hall.

Silver Oak - Alexander Valley

  2 hour Experience beginning at 1:30pm

Join Christiane Schleussner, production winemaker, for a tasting and tour of the stunning Silver Oak Alexander Valley winery. Completed in time for the 2017 harvest, the winery features panoramic views of the Alexander Valley, surrounding 113-acre estate and 75 acres of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Meet Christiane at the modern barn-inspired tasting room adjacent to the iconic Silver Oak water tower. A tasting of both Silver Oak Alexander Valley and Napa Valley current releases will be followed by a tour of the hospitality building and wine library. A walk through the vineyard will lead to the barrel and tank rooms, and some behind the scenes areas of the winery most visitors don’t get to see. A discussion of the winery’s “green” efforts and LEED Platinum certification wraps up the tour. 

WALT - Anderson Valley

1.5 hour Experience beginning at 12:00pm

Their new Healdsburg tasting room is located the heart of Sonoma Wine Country! This tasting room features panoramic vineyard views, world class artwork and, most importantly, award-winning wines. Explore WALT's 1,000 Miles of Pinot as you taste your way through the Pacific Coast’s most noteworthy winegrowing regions and vineyards. WALT is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Los Carneros, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Our philosophy is that of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, thereby allowing the wines to naturally and honestly express the character of the site where the wines are grown. Under the artisanship of Vice President, Winemaking Steve Leveque and Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes, WALT Wines will continue to evolve and develop.