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.

Ticket to the Wine Road Offer:
Complimentary Tasting with Croatian-born Winemaker Frane Franicevic,
Call ahead for a reservation–at least 24 hours.


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

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Master Card, Visa

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bocce Ball, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee, Wireless Internet

Other amenities: Sunce often offers palate cleansers and munchies on the weekends. No fees, except for groups of 6 or more ($5 ea)

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1839 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401