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About Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Vineyards, a family owned winery, growing and producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir since 1953, is located in the Mayacamas hills above Sonoma Valley.

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We offer two experiences for your visit to Hanzell, our Heritage Winery Tour and Private Estate Tour. You may contact us at the winery to inquire about booking groups over 6 people at 707-996-3860.

When reserving, please make note if you're most interested in learning about our farming, winemaking, history, or all of the above.

features Notable Features
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Caves
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
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Alan S. Member Since 8/12/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/12/17 1:00 PM

Cordial, informative, very pleasant. Great experience

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Kirk B. Member Since 7/28/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/04/17 1:30 PM

Cllimbing the hill to the vineyard is the beginning of a transitional experience--from the sounds of the city to the quiet of the vineyard, the friendly greetings by every employee, and the enthusiastic greeting, introduction and tour by our "educator." This is a place with good wine and a big heart, a contagious enthusiasm for the work being done and the wine to be made. Loved it all!

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Roger N. Member Since 8/3/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/03/17 3:30 PM

Excellent

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Max P. Member Since 7/25/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/28/17 2:30 PM

It was a great tour and experience. I loved both the chardonnays that were served. Mia did a great job even though she is normally a Production Assistant (I may be a little biased since she is my friend). It was cool seeing all the different Vineyards, in addition to the Winery and Wine Caves. I was also impressed that the Vineyard still has vines from 1948 planted.

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Marc G. Member Since 4/20/2016
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/22/17 11:00 AM

Matt was excellent and caring

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Jeff K. Member Since 12/28/2016
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/22/17 10:00 AM

Our group of 11 visited 12 wineries (5 referred by two Master Somm's) and Hanzell was the best overall experience for everyone in our group. Tony was an awesome host and guide showing parts of the grounds, facility and articulating the history and process. The tasting itself was incredible, much like the views. Very intimate and charming; a must stop for anyone in the Sonoma/Napa area. A+++

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Trevor G. Member Since 7/14/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/20/17 3:00 PM

It had a very intimate feel to it and you felt very important while you were there. If you like Chardonnay this is definitely the place to go to.

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Steven K. Member Since 12/31/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/08/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful all around - from our arrival, to our appointment and tour, finally to the tasting and education portion. We immediately became Wine Club Members!

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Kimberly R. Member Since 7/21/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/21/17 2:30 PM

Beautiful location; beautiful story; beautiful wines.

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Efren T. Member Since 6/19/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/18/17 12:30 PM

Tony did an amazing job showing us the property and giving us not only an overview of the winery, but also the area. He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to answer our many questions.

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Danielle M. Member Since 5/2/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/02/17 2:30 PM

Amazing petite winery with a committed approach to creating special wines. Beautiful scenery and views. Very personalized tour. Strongly recommend!

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Mike B. Member Since 2/15/2013
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/01/17 11:00 AM

Beautiful spot and a great experience. The views were incredible and the wine tasting in the barn was spectacular. It is not often one gets to taste in a wine museum!

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Ricardo R. Member Since 6/30/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 7/01/17 1:30 PM

One of the best tours and tastings. Great Wines!!!

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Sara P. Member Since 6/14/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 6/28/17 3:00 PM

What a wonderful experience with an incredible view! We were running late and Amelia was very accommodating. TONY did a great job with the tastings and the tour. We will definitely recommend Hanzell to everyone we know who is traveling to Sonoma!

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Tom M. Member Since 3/6/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 6/26/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful, secluded location in the hills overlooking Sonoma, Sonoma Valley and San Pablo Bay, with views all the way to downtown San Francisco. Wonderful old building for tastings. Private tour guide was a young man who adjusted his tour to our wine knowledge and avoided boring us with the basics, but still included an extensive tour of the vineyards (in a Land Rover), the winery and the caves.

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Molly B. Member Since 2/7/2016
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/21/17 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful time. The tour was informative and fun, and the wine was exquisite!

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Nancy M. Member Since 4/10/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/10/17 2:30 PM

Personal attention, fun tour, beautiful location and facilities

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Scott D. Member Since 6/16/2015
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 6/17/17 2:30 PM

Whitney greeted us on arrival and provided us with a glass of Sebella Chardonnay to enjoy the view from the winery while she educated us about the winery's history, organic farming and biodiversity program. She then drove us around the vineyards to experience more spectacular views. We then returned to the winery to tour the production facility, caves and to experience their fine wines. Sublime.

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Matthew A. Member Since 6/8/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/12/17 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful tour with Whitney at Hanzell Vineyards. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional and the setting is beautiful. We loved the wine as well!!

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Cheryl & John H. Member Since 5/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 6/08/17 3:00 PM

We enjoyed the wine. I would say the experience was not equal to the cost.

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Sue W. Member Since 5/14/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/30/17 10:00 AM

It was wonderful. A very comfortable, interesting tour and wine tasting! Memorable.

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Elizabeth K. Member Since 5/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/26/17 12:30 PM

My friends and I booked an estate tour of the vineyard and had a great time. Our sommelier was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We had a wonderful experience driving through the vineyard and seeing the different varietals. The tasting was also very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this experience to those who would like to taste exceptional wine and learn about the process.

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Ernie L. Member Since 5/25/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/25/17 10:30 AM

Tony gave us a very comprehensive tour of the property and vineyards. It was truly an exceptional experience and Tony really knows his stuff and took the time to explain the vineyards and the history of Hanzell. Tony is a great host.

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Joan & Doug H. Member Since 3/29/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/19/17 3:00 PM

very informative interesting intimate look at this vineyard and its history and place in sonoma wine making. the tour guide was the best we have ever had. very welcoming and broad in scope and detailed.

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Jill L. Member Since 4/5/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/27/17 10:00 AM

Great boutique vineyard - appreciate the attention to detail!

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Lisa N. Member Since 4/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/21/17 2:30 PM

Lovely grounds, engaging staff and great wines!

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Brett W. Member Since 3/17/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/19/17 10:00 AM

This was one of our favorite if not favorite vineyards we visited. It sits atop a beautiful mountain with the drive up being worth it. The vineyard is one of the most historic with the oldest Pinot Noir vines. They make three wines, two coming from their old vines with the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. It is a must try if you like Pinot Noir. We loved their Pinot.

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Rich S. Member Since 5/19/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/19/17 2:30 PM

One of my most enjoyable private tours and educations of a vineyard ever, Highly recommend adding Hanzell to your list of wineries to tour. No crowds at all. Truly by appointment. You will not be disappointed with the tour or the wines!

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Tiina R. Member Since 5/11/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/17/17 3:00 PM

Amazing!

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Tom & Debbie K. Member Since 2/18/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/11/17 1:00 PM

We were given a personal tour of the winery and vineyard by Anthony , he was great very knowledgeable and made the trip special for us ! It was such a beautiful place to visit !! Thank you

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Beth S. Member Since 9/19/2015
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/08/17 10:00 AM

Enjoyed our morning Heritage Wine Tour and Tasting. Beautiful setting up on a hill. Ayn was a wonderful host and provided a great overview of the history of the winery. We are fans of bolder reds, but enjoyed the chards and pinots here.

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James M. Member Since 5/10/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/16/17 2:30 PM

Fantastic experience all around. Fantastic wines too.

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Jessica R. Member Since 5/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/07/17 2:30 PM

The property was gorgeous and it was an extremely pleasant, relaxing experience.

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Joanne & Dave P. Member Since 9/22/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/06/17 12:30 PM

I would highly recommend a tasting at Hanzell. The views from the top are outstanding and the wines are delightful. Cheers!

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Emily G. Member Since 3/12/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/06/17 10:30 AM

We were a little unsure as we creeped up the huge hill to Hanzell, but once we got to the top we were met with a truly wonderful experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we had a first class experience. I'd absolutely recommend this visit to anyone in the Sonoma area.

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Nikolas S. Member Since 4/17/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/29/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful property. Great tour with good history and insight to the property and business. Everything was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Jessica F. Member Since 3/20/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/28/17 10:30 AM

Tony was warm, knowledgeable but not condescending. He patiently and passionately answered all our questions about Hanzell, wine and Sonoma. Hanzell is full of interesting history, has beautiful grounds and.lovely wine.

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Brad And Courtney M. Member Since 4/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/16/17 2:30 PM

What a special place! Beautiful property with a cool biodiverse element that was very interesting to learn about. We loved the animal stories and tasting experience! What an amazing tour through the library.

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Deborah R. Member Since 4/10/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/12/17 10:00 AM

Beautiful views, amazing architecture, delicious wine and an extremely involved and engaging host. Favorite Sonoma/ Napa tour and tasting experience of the 15 wineries we explored last week!

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Carly L. Member Since 3/31/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/08/17 2:00 PM

The winery was beautiful, but the tour was not as amazing as others. If you're looking to experience a much smaller winery, this would be a good stop!

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Hanzell Vineyards
18596 Lomita Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476

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