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Castle Vineyards

122 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

Tasting:   Apr. – Oct. 11-6 pm , Nov. – Mar. 11-5 pm
Tasting $5, fee credited to purchase
10% off 6-11 bottles, 15% off case
Price Range:   $12 to $35 per bottle
Established:   1993
Vineyards:   16 acres
  3500 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Marsanne (black lab puppy)

Castle Vineyards Description

Surrounded by local flowers and seven varietals of grape vines, the tasting room and garden patio is located just off the historic Sonoma Plaza. Plans call for a brand new hospitality center at Castle's 16 acre Los Carneros estate, but for now, the intimate tasting room provides ample opportunity for tasting, as well as for special events.
The wines are made in a European style using small-batch, open-top fermentation, hand punch-downs 4 to 5 times each day, and traditional basket bladder presses. The wines are not over extracted or over oaked, and are considered very fruit driven, which makes for great food pairings or enjoyed on their own.
The tasting lineup consists of eight wines (which change daily), with a focus on their award winning Pinot Noir and Rhone varietals. The winery sources its grapes from growers in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros, and Mendocino County. The winery's small production (3,500 cases) gives it a intimate and familiar feel. They provide a revolving set of food and wine demonstrations that keep locals and visitors alike returning to this cozy little spot.

Castle Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Dog Friendly
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
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Nice little tasting room
wino222, Ukiah
Castle Vineyards had a great little tasting room off the square in Sonoma. Although it was pretty crowded on a Saturday, I secured a spot at the end of the tasting counter. The guy behind the counter said I could walk around with my glass or sit down at the indoor table, and he would find me. You get an incredible deal ($5 for 8 wines). Their Pinots were actually surprisingly good, since I hadn't heard much press about them. They have a cool patio outside which would be perfect in the summer months and a great place to have a sip of wine before heading out to dinner on the square.

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