Walt - Sonoma

Sonoma, CA

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  • WALT Wines Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Taste the latest favorites from our award-winning portfolio! Flight includes six wines - Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from our available releases. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

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    This premiere Pinot Noir tasting is dedicated to showcasing distinct vineyard voices that demonstrate defined character and personality, from land to table. The tasting flight includes five single vineyard Pinot Noir wines sourced from distinct appellations in the WALT collection. Each is paired with a selection of seasonal, Pinot-centric small bites prepared by Sonoma eatery, "the girl & the fig." We invite you to the explore Pinot Noir terroir, WALT style. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Walt - Sonoma

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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
lars c. Member Since 7/4/2019My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 7/06/19 2:00 PM

The was a great surgery of the Pinots Walt had on offer, personal experience, good food pairings, knowledgable host. Would strongly recommend

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark T. Member Since 4/23/2015My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/27/19 11:30 AM

I really enjoy the laid back vibe at Walt, esp tasting in the backyard. Great ambiance combined with delicious Pinots and nice servers. I would totally recommend Walt to those who love California style Pinots. Absolutely fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob and Sally E. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 7/22/19 2:00 PM

Such a comfortable setting. Loved the presentation and as always the wines! Paul did a great job!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann B. Member Since 6/4/2019My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/20/19 2:00 PM

We are club members and this was our first time at the tasting room in Sonoma. What a beautiful venue! Austin was a great host and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike C. Member Since 4/7/2019My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/14/19 1:30 PM

The patio setting under the trees is beautiful and relaxing. We were greeted by our host Austin. Austin was very well-versed in Walt wines, wines in general, food pairings, and has a very easy-going engaging personality that had us and our guests laughing and relaxing and enjoying the experience. Highly recommenced.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Baub M. Member Since 4/26/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/13/19 12:00 PM

The Walt wines are amazing. They were the reason we joined the Walt club at Hall. The Tasting Room, Members lounge, and the facility overall is a great place to be and it's always nice to bring our friends here. The staff is just as impressive as the winery. They are all very knowledgable, helpful, and courteous. The Hall wine portfolio is also impressive, so membership has its benefits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly S. Member Since 7/1/2019My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/06/19 12:30 PM

Came in for a tasting on Saturday and it was just wonderful. We had an excellent time and will absolutely be back soon. Kelly Soto

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry F. Member Since 6/1/2019My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/10/19 2:00 PM

Always do the Root 101 experience -- love it.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa G. Member Since 11/26/2014My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/24/19 2:00 PM

Terry our guide was great. the perfect combination of knowledgeable but not too stuffy. We learned a ton and had a blast. Only think i'd wish is that we had a place to sit when we arrived vs waiting standing up. Was with older parents and it was all a bit awkward. thanks!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claire O. Member Since 6/28/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/22/19 11:00 AM

Our private our! we walked in to our private room with our very own tour guide and the set up was spectacular. We had 6 different pinots along light bite food pairings. We were walked through each wine and asked questions. It was an incredible experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alison L. Member Since 11/1/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 6/21/19 2:00 PM

The atmosphere was relaxed and delightful. The staff friendly and inviting. We had reserved the Route 101 tasting and were escorted to a private tasting room where Michael Kelly presented a fantastic tasting tour of 6 single vineyard pinots coupled with delicious bites from The Girl & the Fig restaurant (located across the street). The hour and a half spent on this tasting is simply delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Josh H. Member Since 11/17/2013My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/20/19 3:00 PM

Great tasting with a wonderful host and a perfect day on the patio. Great bottles of wine and the experience was really a delight. The pinots throughout the lineup as usual are tasting outstanding from every appellation although CA central coast pinots were my personal favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick N. Member Since 9/1/2017My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/20/19 12:00 PM

Very welcoming. Great start to a weekend. A must if you enjoy Pinot and Chardonnay.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg L. Member Since 10/16/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/08/19 12:00 PM

Incredible wines and incredible service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon A. Member Since 7/9/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/01/19 1:30 PM

The people are very friendly and informative. Wine is great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan G. Member Since 9/7/2018My Boss
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/01/19 4:30 PM

I have tasted at Walt Wines numerous times. It is always a pleasant experience. The staff is great, the tasting room is great, the wine is great, what more could you ask for?

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer F. Member Since 5/27/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/27/19 11:30 AM

Had a wonderful tasting with AJ. My first visit to Sonoma was one I won’t forget. Beautiful lineup of wines and atmosphere outside made it very relaxing & enjoyable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Toni V. Member Since 5/23/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/27/19 12:30 PM

The overall experience was great. My guests enjoyed the wine and bought some bottles. I am looking forward to taking some of my other friends also.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tracy C. Member Since 2/3/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/18/19 11:00 AM

We shared a tasting and it was wonderful! Wines are spectacular, video of territory was really neat, and our guide was so knowledgeable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin Marion L. Member Since 5/23/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/24/19 3:00 PM

Warmly greeted, friendly service enjoyed the wines warmly greeted, friendly service enjoyed the wines. Our server took pains not to rush us so we could enjoy the experience

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Claudia G. Member Since 5/13/2019My Frenemy
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/18/19 3:30 PM

The enviroment in general is great, peoole is kind and polite. The problem is the wine, reds are not very good. The rosé was my favorite.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruce H. Member Since 3/31/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/20/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful experience. Very knowledgeable host and excellent wine. This place is a keeper.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phil R. Member Since 9/22/2011My Boss
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/28/19 11:00 AM

Great wines in a wonderful setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gay M. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/14/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful host. Best chardonnay ever.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike C. Member Since 4/7/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/13/19 4:00 PM

We booked a tasting for my wife and I and two friends. We had a great host who explained the wines very well and poured our group a couple of extras. We sat outdoors in the patio area. Overall we all enjoyed the tasting at Walt. The only thing missing would have been some crackers to cleanse the palate between wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin W. Member Since 9/6/2018My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/12/19 3:00 PM

We have been members of Walt for just over a year. Had our 3rd visit and enjoy it every time. All the Chards and Pinots are tasty and smooth. Appointment is recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole B. Member Since 4/5/2019My Ex
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/07/19 11:30 AM

Disappointing experience. The wine was fine. Just fine. The experience was not memorable. It seemed like we were at a restaurant not a tasting. Price was high for the experience and the quality of wine. Probably won’t go back.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Margo K. Member Since 4/10/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/26/19 4:00 PM

From beginning to end, we had a wonderful experience. We love their wines. EJ was a very knowledgeable Wine Educator and poured wines according to our specific likes. He was friendly, flexible and professional-a great asset to Walt.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Veronica V. Member Since 5/18/2017My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/23/19 12:00 PM

I always enjoy my visits to Walt. The staff is always great and their wines exquisite. I always feel welcomed and appreciated.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg H. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/23/19 4:00 PM

Mike did a great job of explaining the wines from each vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike B. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/16/19 11:30 AM

Just outstanding. Thank you , thank you, thank you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claudia T. Member Since 1/31/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/17/19 1:30 PM

This was a lovely comfortable setting with friendly and humorous employees. Obviously, the real highlight was the wine. We were not rushed and we enjoyed a beautiful relaxing tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brad H. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/17/19 1:00 PM

delicious, relaxing, informative, welcoming

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
heidi w. Member Since 7/28/2015My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/14/19 1:00 PM

amazing facilities and fantastic staff. Staff, including Ray, Tom, Mark and everyone their helped facilitate our son's proposal to his girlfriend on-site after a tour. Oh, and by the way, all the wines are incredible

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William and Valerie L. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/08/19 11:00 AM

We had an exceptional tasting at Walt. Our host, AJ, was very nice and informative and gave us time to enjoy the wines. Definitely amazing Pinot Noirs.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jana S. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 3/02/19 11:00 AM

We had scheduled a tasting here, as soon as we realized we’d be in town. I’m a big fan of their wines and was surely not disappointed! Michael was attentive, knowledgeable and made it very enjoyable! The food pairings were delicious, as well, and the wines, many I hadn’t tried, were stellar! Thank you so much for accommodating us and making us feel so welcome!! I look forward to visiting again!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise C. Member Since 2/7/2016My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/02/19 12:30 PM

Great service from the moment we stepped in the door. Enjoyed the wines and joined their wine club! Denise

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paul G. Member Since 7/25/2017My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/28/19 1:30 PM

We enjoy visiting Walt's in Sonoma. Very nice ambiance, great wines and always an educational conversation about Walt's Wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen C. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

AJ was a good host. We have been members x 7 yrs but do not live in the area. 'Wondered why the 'Hall members' at the next table had a special 'reserved' sign on their table....and we didn't. I know...a bit petty. Can't wait to return.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeffs S. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/21/19 3:00 PM

Great wine, very knowledgeable staff who know pinot noir especially well, but will talk about any wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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