Soda Rock Winery

Soda Rock Winery on Jul 11, 2013

Nestled in Sonoma County’s scenic Alexander Valley, Soda Rock Winery offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an eclectic mix of wine-country experiences. Sip a delicious array of wines with a focus on Bordeaux varietals. View the splendid surroundings and appreciate the historical buildings that have been beautifully restored using green building and recycling practices.

Owners Ken and Diane Wilson’s vineyards are renowned for producing award-winning wines, and it is from these vineyards that Soda Rock sources its grapes. Winemakers Diane Wilson and Antoine Favero produce our superb wines from Wilson vineyards located throughout Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys.

The expansive tasting room and surrounding buildings offer locals and visitors a chance to relax in several sitting areas, savor Soda Rock’s superb wines, enjoy a picnic and take in the beauty of the spectacular valley and distant hills. Our tasting bar, recycled from a local tavern, fills the room with rustic 19th century charm and reflects the historic significance of the property.

Soda Rock is the original site of the Alexander Valley general store and post office, and was once the central hub of activity for the valley. Historic records provide evidence of the first bonded winery on this property in 1880. Many locals remember Soda Rock Winery from the 1980s, when the Tomka family temporarily revived the old site.

When Ken and Diane Wilson purchased the property in 2000, the charm you see today was just a vision in Ken’s imagination. After years of neglect, this local landmark had fallen into serious disrepair. Recognizing the property’s historic value and appreciating the architecture of the stone buildings and water tower, Ken launched Soda Rock’s long-term restoration plan.

Today you see a decade of a carefully planned restoration using recycled and green materials whenever possible. Ken painstakingly sought out materials that could be reused, allowing the site to retain its essential historic character.

Soda Rock aspires to regain its place in the community and to serve and provide amazing venues for social gatherings, promoting local agricultural products, cuisine, and artisanal specialties.

We know you’ll enjoy your visit to our historic winery facility, appreciate the superb wines and drink in the beauty of Alexander Valley.

“Children of Vineyard Workers Scholarship Fund”

Established in 2002 by the Wilson family, our goal is to raise enough money to meet the demands of all deserving applicants and to build the endowment fund for a legacy of ongoing success. We believe that the children of those who work the vineyards of Sonoma County should not be limited in their pursuit of educational opportunities by financial constraints.

The Wilson Family will match all funds up to $100,000.
100% of your dollars go directly to the scholarship fund.


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