Updated: Nov 27, 2019
When it rains, it pours, but that doesn’t mean the weather has to rain on your wine country parade! Wine tasting, as it turns out, does not require sunshine, and plenty of Sonoma fun can be had even on the dreariest of days. Quaint tasting rooms, castles, caves, and more are just waiting to be explored! Another plus: wine country is less crowded and more peaceful on rainy days, making it a wonderful time to really get to know the wines and the people behind them. Grab your umbrella and let’s get tasting.
Vine Alley - Sonoma Plaza
Want to sample a variety of wineries, without having to go very far? Vine Alley on the Sonoma Plaza is the perfect place to taste on a rainy day. Tasting room after tasting room are within feet of each other. This means that everyone in your group is sure to find something to fit their tastes, and everyone will stay dry!
Three Sticks Adobe
This cozy tasting salon, full of modern touches and old world charm, is another great option on the Sonoma Square of a rainy day tasting. The inside of the Adobe is stunning, as are the wines you will taste.
Chateau St Jean
Even the rain can’t stop this wine country destination from stunning visitors. Sip in the main tasting room, or in the adjacent “chateau” for the more private experience.
Deerfield Ranch Winery
Comfortable seating and hundreds of barrel greet you inside the cave at Deerfield Ranch Winery. The tasting room is a great place to take refuge from the rain; tasting flights can be long and relaxed, with up to 20 wines to taste!
Ram’s Gate Winery
With the dark wood, fireplaces, cozy seating and excellent wine, Ram’s Gate is an inviting beacon during a stormy Sonoma day. Add a food pairing for an extra special experience!