Trip Guide to Sonoma Valley Wineries
Whether you’re a spirited wine connoisseur, a moderate enthusiast or you’re just interested in learning more about winemaking, Sonoma Valley in California is calling your name. Its beautiful coastline made up of rolling hillsides and warm valleys is home to over 100 different wineries and vineyards. Taste the buttery chardonnays, sweet zinfandels and full-bodied merlots among a variety of other delicious wines as you tour the breezy Sonoma Valley. Start with these unique vineyards to explore, and find your favorite bottles when you return from your journey at Pascale’s Liquor Square in Syracuse, NY.
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Experience everything that Sonoma Valley has to offer, starting with a wine tour and tasting at Rodney Strong Vineyards. This breathtaking winery is made up of 14 estate vineyards that stretch across the Sonoma Valley, including Alexander’s Crown, which primarily grows the ripe, juicy grapes for cabernet sauvignon, like the classic Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon. Rodney Strong Vineyards also produces chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, zinfandel, syrah, cabernet franc and more.
After you take in the warm California sun as you walk along any of these vast vineyards, return to the winery and enjoy a flight of Rodney Strong wines on the terrace, or indulge in “Vine to Table” service with five dishes perfectly paired with a variety of wines.
No reservation is required to visit SIMI Winery and sample any of their aromatic red and white wines in the tasting room. Choose from a variety of cabernet sauvignon wines, including the fruity SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as an assortment of pinot noir, chardonnay, dry rosé, sauvignon blanc wines and more. Tour the SIMI wine cellar and learn about their vast 140-year history of winemaking, and then take part in a delicious cheese, jelly and wine pairing session to experience the flexibility of SIMI wines while expanding your palate and enjoying an afternoon among family and friends.
As everyone with taste buds knows, robust and red are two qualities that define the wines of Ravenswood.
Their “No Wimpy Wines” motto has been interpreted in many ways, it all comes right down to it the no-holds-barred pursuit of full-throttle, full-flavored wines.
A wine critic gave Ravenswood’s Zins high praise and said they have “undeniable zinfidelity.” That captures the goal for their wines completely: Unwavering dedication to authenticity – to the glories of Zinfandel and the wines they make. Try the 2016 Ravenswood Old Vine Vinfandel Lodi – explodes with blueberries , black plums, vanilla and cocoa. Lush and mouthfilling, with incredibly silky tannins that slide into a long flavorful finish.
Learn more about the wines we carry from Sonoma Valley, California by calling 315-445-0445 315-445-0445 or by visiting Pascale’s Liquor Square in Syracuse, NY today, where we can guide you toward the wines that are sure to complement your next special meal or festive occasion.