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Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace

25200 Arnold Drive Highway 12l
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 935-4700

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Complimentary tasting, $5 for premium wines
10% case discount
Tours 11 am, 2 & 3 pm daily
  Tuscan Villa with 1000 olive trees on the property
Price Range:   $11 to $125 per bottle
Established:   1989
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace Description

At the southern end of Sonoma’s Carneros region is the destination winery and marketplace of Viansa. Celebrating everything Italian, this 90-acre estate has it all — a classic Tuscan villa with abundant gardens, hilltop picnic sites, olive trees and vineyards, an Italian marketplace, an extensive deli and gift shop, regular tours, complimentary wine tasting, private patios, scenic views and event spaces.

Created by Sam and Vicki Sebastiani, Viansa was created as a way to share a love of good food, wine and Italian heritage. The winery is located on a hilltop overlooking a waterfowl preserve. With its hand-painted murals, massive beams and Italian marble, the villa exudes Tuscan charm. The extensive grounds are planted with Italian cypress, stone pines and over 1,000 olive trees.

The wines produced include the well-known Italian grapes such as Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio, along with lesser-known varieties such as Arneis, Aleatico, and Primitivo. Also available are California varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

Grapes used are from their estate as well as sourced from other Sonoma Valley and North Coast growers. The winery is also known for its blends, such as their Super Tuscan Blend, Sempre Avanti, a mix of North Coast Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Estate Grown Wines
Gift Shop - Special
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Art Gallery
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
Wedding Services
RV & Limo Friendly
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Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace Reviews

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Glass Man, Orange County
Three tour buses in parking lot when we arrived. Not a good sign for an intimate tasting experience. We handed one of the pourers our coupon clipped from the Sonoma “101 things to do” magazine, and he looks it like I handed him a dead rat. He says, I’ve never seen this before. Is it legit?” He also asked me what my spit cup was for ( I always bring a cup to spit wine in, because it isn't a good idea to visit eight or nine wineries and dive if you are swallowing the wine). I noticed that there were not any spit buckets on the bar, and no water. One of the ladies pouring, Nicole, told him that the coupon is good, and some other guest just used one. See could see that I had no patience for that fool, so she announced that she would be serving us. My overall impression of the wine was that everything tasted about the same. Lots of people would not agree with me, because they were packing cases on to the tour buses. • 07 Athena Docetto, $14.50. Typical Docetto as we are familiar with them. Light-weight, watery. • 05 La Nebbia Nebbiolo, $14.50. Just ok. • 05 Piccolo Sangiovese, $25. Brighter than the above. Not worth $25. • 05 Thalia Sangiovese, $45. For $45, Hanna and Paradise Ridge blows this crap away. • 08 Barbera, $34. 300 cases produced. • 06 Fareta Primitivo, $35. • 06 Prindelo, (blend), $35.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
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Italian Elegance
Javier, Portland
Reminiscent of a Tuscan Villa, Viansa Winery is one of the more beautiful Wineries that I have visited in the past years. The simple elegance of the property was enough to overwhelm my senses. Surrounded not only by vineyards but by olive trees, the villa sits atop a hill overlooking the land. Once you enter the tasting room there are hand painted murals and Italian marble, these features only add to the experience when you are offered to taste Italian Varietal wines such as the Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and Dolcetto. Viansa is truly a little taste of Italy.

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