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About Walt Wines

Cozy tasting room located right off the Sonoma square.

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WALT Wines, owned by Vintners Kathryn Walt Hall and Craig Hall, is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Our philosophy is that of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, thereby allowing the wines to naturally and honestly express the character of the site where the wines are grown.

Our winemaking team, led by Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque, and Winemaker Megan Gunderson is passionate about creating compelling, delicious wines that are honest expressions of their vineyard sites. Click here to explore our craft.

We invite you to visit us on the Sonoma Plaza and let us lead you on a delicious journey through the most expressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards on the Pacific Coast. Our tasting room combines the warmth of a wine -country home with the inspiration of an art gallery. Steeped in Sonoma history and charm, our intimate venue is located just off the northwest corner of the Sonoma Plaza. Our door is open every day from 11 AM until 6 PM.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star First Impression Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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Jeff W. Member Since 9/18/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/22/17 1:30 PM

We were there two years ago and fell in love with the wine. The wine this year was not as good and we were shocked at the increase in the prices. We had planned to purchase a case to take home with us, but we didn't due to the price and selections available. The people also were not as friendly as before.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Lisa S. Member Since 9/24/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/02/17 11:00 AM

One of our favorite tasting experiences!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Todd O. Member Since 2/26/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/16/17 11:00 AM

Great wines and lovely outside ambience. Disappointing service!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Jan R. Member Since 9/15/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/16/17 11:30 AM

Beautiful calm environment. Great server David. Love love love. I will return

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Becky M. Member Since 10/6/2011
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/15/17 4:30 PM

The wines were delicious and hospitality was warm and welcoming!

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Jeff J. Member Since 8/27/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/08/17 4:30 PM

We did several winery visits including Hall (same company different brand). This is a nice tasting room in Sonoma Plaza. I really enjoy visiting wineries more then tasting rooms.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Tom S. Member Since 6/9/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/06/17 4:00 PM

Melissa and Chris were great hosts.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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celeste c. Member Since 5/26/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/03/17 2:00 PM

We LOVE the wine! However, the past 2 visits our reservation was not recognized (we had confirmation). It was a HOT upon arrival and we were offered 2 options: stand at the bar or sit outside in the heat - neither acceptable. They finally did seat us inside where all the tables were "reserved" - yet during our tasting, only 4 people showed up to occupy those seats - many vacant. Not so welcoming.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Joseph and Teresa L. Member Since 1/7/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/26/17 11:00 AM

We had a very pleasant and enjoyable tasting. Our server, Christine was wonderful. Extremely helpful and informative. She provided excellent service. Walt wines are fabulous. Well worth the stop.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Breanna M. Member Since 7/9/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/10/17 4:30 PM

I loved everything about Walt Wines. I signed up for a membership and can't wait to receive my wine!

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Rhonda H. Member Since 6/5/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/30/17 1:00 PM

This is a very charming place with a great outdoor ambiance. Our hostess was great, and we all enjoyed ourselves. One member in our party joined their wine club, that's how impressed we were.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Rachel D. Member Since 5/26/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/13/17 1:00 PM

Really friendly, generous pours. Some great Pinot Noirs. I'm not a chardonnay person really but theirs was quite good. Six generous pours for $30, and we sat in a really quaint little outdoor patio area.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Cindi N. Member Since 6/16/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/17/17 12:00 PM

This was our second visit to Walt Wines and it was great! This time we were seated outside in the garden and it was fantastic; perfect weather! Can't remember the gentleman's name that waited on us but he was fantastic! I'm going to say an older gentleman (no disrespect), glasses, tall and lean. He allowed us to take our time and just enjoy our guests, the weather, and the great wine!

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Veronica V. Member Since 5/18/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/25/17 12:30 PM

Great place, great wine and best of all great staff.

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Carl H. Member Since 10/26/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/22/17 1:30 PM

One of the most memorable wine tasting experiences we've experienced to date. Dave was great; very hospitable and knowledgeable in their wines. Made it that much more enjoyable. Will be back!

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Teresa N. Member Since 4/17/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/18/17 12:30 PM

My boyfriend and I had a great experience here. It looked small from the outside so I wasn't sure what to expect, but my mind changed quickly upon arrival. Their outside patio was beautiful and relaxing and the service we received was excellent. I felt right at home! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and seem to have genuine interests for what they do.

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John L. Member Since 3/11/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 4/11/17 11:00 AM

Fantastic experience. Their pinots are great and the wine/food pairings are excellent. Highly recommended. Don't miss it.

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Leah N. Member Since 3/19/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/31/17 11:30 AM

The setting was nice for being just a tasting room and the woman who led our tasting was very passionate and nice. We were hoping to taste a specific bottle but weren't able to substitute it in our set tasting.

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sandy L. Member Since 2/15/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/31/17 4:30 PM

Walt wine was a fabulous experience! Relaxed beautiful setting...we will be back next time we are in Sonoma.

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Scott M. Member Since 1/30/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/29/17 11:30 AM

Overall experience was great and Terry our host was very informative and entertaining. Wines were very good as well.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Bruce F. Member Since 2/4/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/25/17 2:30 PM

Excellent PN tasting event. This is a must do event to understand the great wines from Walt Wines. Enjoy

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Leslie V. Member Since 2/14/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/17/17 3:00 PM

What a lovely place to taste wines. We had a table overlooking the Sonoma Square and even though it was raining, it was a beautiful view! The WALT wines are amazing. The Sierra Mar Pinot was my favorite.

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Michelle E. Member Since 11/10/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/16/17 11:30 AM

Nice little cottage. The wines were good.

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Alison W. Member Since 1/9/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 1/15/17 1:00 PM

If you are looking for a value for money, pleasant wine tasting experience, don't bother with Walt Wines. They double booked our reservation, sent us away for an hour, then shoved us at a makeshift table in the front door way when we returned. Their service was severely lacking ( kept hearing more about how busy and short staffed they were than about their wine) and their wine was terrible

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Kathleen B. Member Since 12/19/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 12/20/16 2:00 PM

We did a wine & food pairing with Jeff.

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Vincent T. Member Since 10/4/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 12/04/16 11:30 AM

Awesome!

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Trina C. Member Since 5/2/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 11/18/16 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at Walt with our hostess Melissa! We enjoyed our wines and will certainly return and purchase in the future!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Jeff S. Member Since 5/10/2013
WALT Wines Tasting on 11/19/16 4:30 PM

Great experience!

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rick w. Member Since 10/19/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 11/05/16 2:00 PM

The Road 101 is a great way to experience Walt without the bustle of the regular tasting room. Great experience generous pours and great info. Chris was out host and he did a terrific job!

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Tom and Leanna S. Member Since 6/9/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/09/16 4:30 PM

We enjoyed our visit at Walt. Melissa went out of her way to accommodate us......She was a wonderful host! And......all of the Walt wines are wonderful.

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Kathy & Kurt K. Member Since 5/16/2014
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/11/16 2:00 PM

Great tasting experience. Chris was knowledgeable and fun. Wines were great, tasted at our pace in a private room with exceptional pairings. Could not be happier with the tasting.

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Jack S. Member Since 1/20/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/07/16 1:00 PM

Excellent wines and host. Will be back

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Margareth R. Member Since 7/16/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/06/16 12:30 PM

Chris was great and informational. We loved the wines and had a great time.

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Paula W. Member Since 7/15/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/31/16 2:00 PM

very unassuming, but SUCH a unique experience! The food pairings were excellent, the wines were excellent and the hostess was fabulous! One of the wines we look forward to joining your wine club!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kim V. Member Since 7/13/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 7/28/16 2:00 PM

great experience

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Reginald W. Member Since 6/21/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/22/16 2:00 PM

Absolutely amazing and informative.

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Sharon S. Member Since 5/18/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/11/16 2:00 PM

Go for the amazing 101 Single Vineyard Experience. Wines are amazing and Chris our host was great at explaining geography from which all the wines originate. This winery is affiliated with Hall - another top notch winery. Fantastic! Ordered a case of wine and joined the wine club. A must see!

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Jeff and Rhonda J. Member Since 3/21/2016
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 3/28/16 2:00 PM

I had a great experience when we visited Walt Wines. I have a whole new respect for Pinot Noir. I did not realize the incredible differences in texture and flavors from region to region. I am rejuvenated Pinot drinker after our visit.

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Janette L. Member Since 11/3/2012
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/05/16 12:30 PM

Another great tasting experience! Wines were stunning, and the hospitality was fun, informative and genuine. Dan remembered us from our last visit, and the other gal who actually poured our tasting was enthustiac and knowledgeable. There was a large loud group next to us, that was the only negative, but hardly any fault of Walt staff. Thank you again and we will return soon.

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Phillip H. Member Since 9/9/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/25/15 4:00 PM

Relaxing atmosphere and staff was very welcoming. Dan was a great host.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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