Sunce Winery

Sunce, established in 1991,  is located just off of River Road on Olivet Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley. A small untra-premuim winery producing small lots of rare varietals, vineyard designates and classic blends. Quality is preferred over quantity; each release is limited, sometimes to 200 cases or less and many are pre-sold through barrel futures.

Sunce Winery, meaning "sun" in Serbo-Croatian, is located on one of the oldest roads in Sonoma County. Where olive trees once dominated the landscape, century old head pruned vines now quietly assert their beauty. Nestled in this serene environment, Sunce Winery provides a tranquil, romantic, yet down-to-earth atmosphere.  Enjoy a picnic on the deck and play a game or two of bocce ball.  Stroll the estate Pinot Noir Vineyard and if you see Frane (the wine maker) hanging around ask him to take you to his barrels.

Open daily 10:30 am - 5 pm.



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Complimentary Tasting with Croatian-born Winemaker Frane Franicevic,
Call ahead for a reservation--at least 24 hours.


 



Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Alicante Bouschet, Barbera, Bordeaux Style Blend, Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Fumé Blanc, Grenache, Late Harvest Wines, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscat Canelli, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Port, Rhone Style Blends, Riesling, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Sparkling Wine, Syrah, Tempranillo, Valdiguie, Viognier, Zinfandel

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bocce Ball, Gardens, Open to the Public, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Special Events, Tasting Fee Complimentary, Tours by Appointment, Wireless Internet,
Sunce often offers palate cleansers and munchies on the weekends. No fees, except for groups of 6 or more ($5 ea)

Visit the website at: http://www.suncewinery.com

E-mail: info@suncewinery.com

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Wine Awards

North of the Gate June 2012: 2012
Best of Class: 2007 Meritage, Sonoma County

Critics Challenge May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2007 Meritage, Sonoma County

Critics Challenge May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2009 Syrah, Field of Dreams Vineyard, San Francisco Bay

Tasters Guild May 2012: 2012
Double Gold: 2009 Trois Amis, Sonoma County

Critics Challenge May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2009 Nebbiolo, St. Olof Vineyard, Lake County

Tasters Guild May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2009 Cab-Shiraz, California

Orange County Wine Competition June 2012: 2012
Best of Class: 2009 Malvasia Bianca Port

Contra Costa Winegrowers Competition May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2009 Zinfandel, Field of Dreams Vineyard, San Francisco Bay

Mainly Meritage July 2012: 2012
Double Gold: 2009 Meritage, Sonoma County

Tasters Guild August 2012: 2012
Gold: 2009 Chateau la Sunce, 3-Rhone Blend, North Coast

Critics Challenge May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Petite Sirah, Capp Vineyard, Napa Valley

Tasters Guild International Wine Competition May 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Zinfandel, Capp Vineyard, Suisun Valley

DOUBLE Gold Tasters Guild August 2012: 2012
Double Gold: 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve, Zora's Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Sommeliers Challenge September 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Trois Amis, Sonoma County

North of the Gate June 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Tempranillo,Ripken Vineyard, Lodi

Critics Challenge May 2012: 2012
Best of Class: 2010 Mourvedre, Lodi

Tasters Guild August 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Barbera, St. Olof Vineyard, Clear Lake

Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition July 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 SpiderZINfandel, Sweet Zora

Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition July 2012: 2012
Best of Class: 2009 Carignane, Parenti Vineyard, Suisun Valley

Sunset Magazine Int'l Wine Competition 2012: 2012
Gold: 2010 Alicante Bouschet, Ripken Vineyard, Lodi

2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2012
Gold: 2009 Sunce Winery Malvasia Bianca Port

2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2012
Gold: 2009 Sunce Winery Zinfandel, FOD, SF Bay

2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2012
Double Gold: 2010 Sunce SpiderZin Port

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2008
Gold: Sunce Winery 2006 Petite Sirah, El Dorado County, Pleasant Vly Vyd,

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2007
Gold: Sunce Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc, Mazzera Vyd, Dry Crk Vly

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2007
Best of Class: Sunce Winery 2004 Meritage, Sonoma Couty, Franicevic Series

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2004
Gold: Sunce Winery 2001 Zinfandel, Nova Vyd, Clear Lake

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2002
Gold: Sunce Winery 1999 Meritage, Dunnigan Hills, Pheasant Glen Vyd

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2003
Gold: Sunce Winery 2002 Merlot, Hedin Vyd RRV

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2004
Gold: Sunce Winery 2002 Trois Amis (SuperT) RRV

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2009
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 2, Bevill-Mazzocco Vyd, Alexander Vly

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2009
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finlay Vyd, Dry Crk Vly

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2007
Double Gold: 2005 Sunce Winery Zinfandel, Pena Creek, Dry Crk Vly

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2008
Gold: Sunce Winery 2006 Zora's Estate RRV Pinot Noir

San Francisco International Wine Competition: 2006
Double Gold: Sunce Winery 2004 Nebbiolo, St. Olof Vyd, Clear Lake

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2011
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 Zemlja's Blend (50/50 Barbera/Nebbiolo)

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2009
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 CabShiraz Blend

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2011
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 Zemlja's Blend (50/50 Barbera/Nebbiolo)

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2009
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 CabShiraz Blend

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2009
Gold: Sunce Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337, Bevill-Mazzocco Vyd, Alexander Valley

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2010
Gold: Sunce Winery 2009 Mourvedre, Twin Crks Vyd, Napa Valley

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: 2009
Best of Class: Sunce Winery 2008 Tempranillo, Lodi, Ripken Vyd

Sonoma County Harvest Fair: 2010
Best of Class: Sunce Winery's 2009 Zora's Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir