Tasting room hours: 1o:00am to 4:30pm daily, reservations required for 7 or more, call (707) 935-2600.
Why go: Excellent Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Arrowood Vineyards & Winery is located in the hills about 10 minutes drive from the city of Sonoma in Glen Ellen. It’s easy to find, just off Highway 12 (on the right as you drive north), across from Sonoma Valley Regional Park. The tasting room has indoor and outdoor seating, offering a view of vineyards and the Sonoma County countryside. Walk-in for a basic tasting or call or make reservations online for a private tasting or wine & cheese pairing.
Arrowood produces primarily great Chardonnay and Cabernet, though current releases include Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, Rosé, Malbec, Merlot and a red blend. Wines are moderately priced with whites from $25 to $35 and reds from $35 to $100.
You may picnic on the veranda, but no outside wine is permitted. Reservations are required and there is a fee (see Arrowood’s picnic policy).