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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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Michael S. Member Since 4/13/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 10/07/17 1:00 PM

From the moment you arrive on the hilltop to the last goodbye you feel like you're part of the Hanzell family. The attention they pay to you and to their story makes this an unforgettable visit.

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Randy P. Member Since 8/30/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 10/06/17 3:00 PM

From our first trip there in Feb 2005 until now Hanzell is always such a special experience for both my wife and I and the friends we bring along. Thank you so much for an incredible tour, beautiful visuals and wonderful people.

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Cherie S. Member Since 9/21/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/29/17 10:30 AM

From the beautiful drive up to the winery and the idyllic setting we knew we had picked a winner. Tony met us with their light Sebella Chardonnay and an easy wealth of information. The perfect beginning to our day in Sonoma and by far our favorite experience. Thank you Tony for making us feel like a guest in your lovely home. A memory we will have forever ????

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RIcardo F. Member Since 9/20/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/23/17 12:30 PM

Hanzell Vineyards is an outstanding winery with a rich history. I have been visiting Hanzell since the early 2000s and highly recommend a visit---Hanzell wines are second to none! best Pinot and Chardonnay you'll find in California and a magnificent view of the Sonoma Valley.

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Funmi B. Member Since 9/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/23/17 3:30 PM

Simply, amazing! Everyone we met at Hanzell were incredibly delightful! Whitney was a wonderful hostess! Easy to converse with and full of knowledge.

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Robert P. Member Since 9/22/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/22/17 12:30 PM

Just exceptional and our host Tony was soooo knowledgeable we had a terrific visit

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Beth L. Member Since 9/20/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/22/17 10:00 AM

Tony was our guide and was so well educated in wine and Hanzell, shares its great history with us and was a lot of fun to spend 2 hours with. We learned so much and we're very impressed. We would highly recommend Hanzell!

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Irene H. Member Since 8/20/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/20/17 10:00 AM

The staff was warm and welcoming (even Pontiac the cat). The view is stunning and our wine was delicious.

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Linda M. Member Since 8/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/17/17 2:30 PM

Our hostess Whitney was very friendlly and informative. We took a ride through the vineyards. The property is beautiful. I highly recommend the private tour and tastings.

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Gail W. Member Since 9/12/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/19/17 12:30 PM

The vineyard was absolutely breathtaking! Our guide Max was the best. He was knowledgeable, friendly and explained everything perfectly. I would definitely do another tour because it was thst good!!

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Tracey M. Member Since 9/14/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/16/17 3:00 PM

Our private wine tour and tasting with Hanzell Vineyards was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Our host, Max, was both gracious and knowledgeable. It was fascinating to learn the history behind the vineyard and to understand the ethos behind the production of the wine.

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Alexander L. Member Since 9/16/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/16/17 2:30 PM

Gorgeous property with very friendly staff. The stories they have about the vineyard are incredible despite its young age. Some of the best pinot noir we had our entire trip. Can't wait to visit again!

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Martin R. Member Since 8/29/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/08/17 3:00 PM

Upon arrival we were first offered a sample of their Sebella Chardonnay. Our host then drove us on a tour of the vineyards. When we returned from the tour, we continued with the wine tasting, first revisiting the Sebella then tasting the Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their wines are quite good, and the setting is beautiful. We had a very enjoyable, unrushed experience.

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William D. Member Since 9/1/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/08/17 3:30 PM

Excellant Winery Tour and Tasting...

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Shigeru T. Member Since 8/24/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/05/17 10:00 AM

It was fantastic in joining this winery tour. Guide was so nice and I could enjoy various kinds of tasting. Also, it's so nice location with a beautiful view of vineyard and with lovely cats. It should be one of my most favorite wineries.

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Kim Y. Member Since 8/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/01/17 11:00 AM

Our tour guide, Tony, was fantastic! We did the private tour with drive. Tony warmly greeted us with waters and a sampling of Hanzell's "summer" chardonnay. Also invited us to sign Hanzell's guest book which has records back to 1961 The tour was so informative....we saw the grapes being pressed and then went in the cave and received a thorough education about the aging process. Well done!

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Emil D. Member Since 9/2/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/03/17 3:00 PM

Excellent tour!

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Greg B. Member Since 9/1/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/03/17 2:30 PM

Whitney was outstanding! With her vast knowledge she was able to explain all aspects of wine making and answer all our questions. She was so kind and endearing we had to hug her when we left. Amazing experience!! Would definitely recommend!!!

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Dave F. Member Since 8/21/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/24/17 12:30 PM

We appreciate that you accommodated our kids, thank you for being flexible.

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jennifer s. Member Since 8/15/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/25/17 1:00 PM

Not only were the grounds unbelievably beautiful, but the entire tour was quite fun. Really liked how it flowed and our guide was really nice. Thanks for an amazing time.

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Marshall B. Member Since 8/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/24/17 2:00 PM

Truly immersive experience, would recommend to any of my friends, family or colleagues. Great job by the Hanzell team.

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Vafa A. Member Since 8/17/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 8/18/17 1:00 PM

What a fantastic experience! The views, history, and hospitality: all outstanding. Then there was the wine. Can't wait for our first shipment to arrive in a few days. Thank you for a time we'll never forget. See you at a release party in the next year or two!

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Brian S. Member Since 7/28/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/20/17 1:00 PM

Max was very informative and hospitable. Gave a great tour covering the history, viticulture practices, and winemaking process.

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PT V. Member Since 8/16/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 8/16/17 2:30 PM

The tour was fantastic; the guide was very knowledgeable and patient. He answered all our questions. We loved the visit, and found the views to be breathtaking. Kudos to Tony.

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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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18596 Lomita Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476

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