Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards


Sonoma-Cutrer is dedicated to the pursuit of original expression in our wines. Each wine reflects its regional and seasonal climate, its specific vineyard character – its “terroir”. From the very first vintage of Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay to the limited production of our world-class Pinot Noir, this dedication has taken root and continues to grow. Our "Grand Cru" philosophy is a unique assimilation of traditional Burgundian winemaking methods and our own technological innovation. It's a perfect balance of tradition and discovery, bringing forth noble wines that express a sense of place, vintage after vintage.

Founded as a vineyard company in 1973, Sonoma-Cutrer's foundation was built upon a selection of several key vineyard properties in the marginal bench lands, hillsides and rocky foothills in what later became recognized as the Sonoma Coast Appellation – an area with long, even growing seasons due to the cool and foggy coastal climate. Ground was broken for a new winery in 1981.Over the next several years, a winery that is the envy of the industry was constructed at the Cutrer Vineyard, home base for the vineyard operation. Sonoma-Cutrer built prototype sorting tables and cooling tunnels to preserve the highest-quality grapes. In addition, Sonoma-Cutrer was one of the first wineries in California to use membrane presses to crush whole clusters of grapes and to construct a temperature- and humidity-controlled cave-like cellar for barrel aging. No expense is spared in the production of the wine.

Today, Sonoma-Cutrer's flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, is the top selling Chardonnay in America's finest restaurants according to the annual Wine & Spirits magazine. For many wine consumers, the name Sonoma-Cutrer is synonymous with superb Chardonnay. We are looking forward to your visit so you can experience our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir where they are created.



Open Thursday - Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm  by appointment.
Vineyard & Cellar Tour with Reserve Tasting available by appointment only. 
Wine Club members are always complimentary!




 



Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Facilities: Group Tours by Appointment, Handicap Accessible, Open to the Public, Reservations Suggested, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Wines By The Glass, Croquet- amazing courts!, Lake and geese.


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

E-mail: mark_elcombe@sonomacutrer.com

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Events

▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Chardonnay and Croquet September 2014
Sep 14, 2014-Sep 14, 2014
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $65 per person / $50 Wine Club Members
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: The Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.sonomacutrer.com
Details: Come and join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet and have a great time out. The day begins with a friendly croquet tournament while enjoying some special Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games conclude the players will retire to the terrace for a gourmet buffet lunch perfectly paired with more of Sonoma-Cutrerís world class Chardonnay. You donít have to know how to play croquet or even wear white to have a fabulous time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spots now. A fun time will be had by all!
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Chardonnay and Croquet August 2014
Aug 24, 2014-Aug 24, 2014
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $65 per person / $50 Wine Club Members
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: The Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.sonomacutrer.com
Details: Come and join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet and have a great time out. The day begins with a friendly croquet tournament while enjoying some special Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games conclude the players will retire to the terrace for a gourmet buffetlunch perfectly paired with more of Sonoma-Cutrerís world class Chardonnay. You donít have to know how to play croquet or even wear white to have a fabulous time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spots now. A fun time will be had by all!
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Jazzy Summer Nights Presents Bill Champlin with Special Guests
Aug 16, 2014-Aug 16, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: $49
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540898
Details: Please join us when Two Time Grammy Award winner Bill Champlin visits the winery for an encore performance for the grand finale of Jazzy Summer Nights 2014! Last Year Bill and his wife Tamara brought the house down with the help of some of his special friends including Al Garth, Garth Webber, Cliff Hugo, Mel Martin, Peter Welker, Gary Silva, James Preston who all had such a great time they are all coming back for more! Also joining Bill in 2014 will be the fabulous Deborah Winters. Bill wrote great classics such as "After the Love is Gone", " Turn Your Love Around" and "Just to Be Loved". He was also a lead vocalist for Chicago including their number one hit "Look Away". His version of "In the Heat of the Night" is legendary. Bill was a member of the group Chicago for 28 years at the height of their popularity and now performs solo. Come see him live at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards!
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Chardonnay and Croquet
Jul 27, 2014-Jul 27, 2014
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $65 per person / $50 Wine Club Members
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: The Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.sonomacutrer.com
Details: Come and join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet and have a great time out. The Day begins with a friendly croquet tournament while enjoying some special Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games conclude the players will retire to the terrace for a gourmet buffetlunch perfectly paired with more of Sonoma-Cutrerís world class Chardonnay. You donít have to know how to play croquet or even wear white to have a fabulous time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spots now. A fun time will be had by all!
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Jazzy Summer Nights Presents The John Santos Sextet
Jul 19, 2014-Jul 19, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: $49
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540885
Details: Five-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. Born in San Francisco, California, November l, l955, the fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned much respect and recognition as an educator, composer, and record and event producer whose career has spanned over 35 years. John has worked with masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, John Handy, Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Arturo Sandoval, Pete Escovedo, and Carlos Santana.
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Jazzy Summer Nights Presents Grant Geissman
Jun 21, 2014-Jun 21, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: $49
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540843
Details: Grant Geissman is a popular Contemporary Jazz recording artist, with fourteen highly regarded solo albums. Grant's latest project, Geissman co-writes the underscore for the hit CBS-TV sitcom Two and a Half Men, and he also co-wrote the theme ("Men, men, men, men, manly men!"), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004. He has recorded with such artists as Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, Chuck Mangione, Van Dyke Parks, Brian Wilson, Inara George, Joanna Newsom, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Paula Abdul, Ringo Starr, Keiko Matsui, David Benoit, Placido Domingo, Luis Miguel, and Julio Iglesias
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Chardonnay and Croquet June 2014
Jun 15, 2014-Jun 15, 2014
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $65 per person / $50 Wine Club Members
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: The Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.sonomacutrer.com
Details: Come and join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet and have a great time out. The Day begins with a friendly croquet tournament while enjoying some special Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games conclude the players will retire to the terrace for a gourmet boxed lunch perfectly paired with more of Sonoma-Cutrerís world class Chardonnay. You donít have to know how to play croquet or even wear white to have a fabulous time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spots now. A fun time will be had by all!
▼ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Chardonnay and Croquet May 2014
May 4, 2014-May 4, 2014
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $65 per person / $50 Wine Club Members
Location: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Contact: The Tasting Room
Email: tastingroom@sonomacutrer.com
Phone: 707-237-3489
Web site: http://www.sonomacutrer.com
Details: Come and join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet and have a great time out. The Day begins with a friendly croquet tournament while enjoying some special Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games conclude the players will retire to the terrace for a gourmet buffet lunch perfectly paired with more of Sonoma-Cutrerís world class Chardonnay. You donít have to know how to play croquet or even wear white to have a fabulous time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spots now. A fun time will be had by all!

Wine Awards

San Franciso Chronicle Wine Competition: 2012
Gold: 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot noir

San Franciso Chronicle Wine Competition: 2012
Gold: 2009 Les Pierres Chardonnay

North Bay Biz Magazine: 2011
Gold: Best Tasting Room