Cline Cellars is the most unpretentiuos and lovely winery with a chill vibe and friendly staff. Cline offers expansive picnic areas, a half dozen fountains and pools (no swimming, however one has carp to feed), plenty of beautiful flowers, trees, and cabanas (coming soon) to make for a peaceful day at the winery. The grounds are spread out so finding some privacy for an intimate picnic is relatively easy.
Best known for its Méthode Champenoise wine, this legendary Sonoma Wine Country destination features in-depth tours of its historic cellars and the rose garden ending with a tasting.
Bonus #2, you can get lunch at the Korbel Delicatessen and Market which has large patio area in the redwoods. gourmet sandwiches and salads that present Sonoma County flavors with artisan cheeses, local produce, and meats. Korbel has everything you need for a perfec picnic.
Located Kenwood, Landmark is known for its small-production pinot noir and chardonnay wines. The Build a Picnic Basket option ($40) lets you select a meat, cheese, spread, and crackers. Cool thing is that the winery supplies a basket, blanket, cheeseboard with knives, and wine glasses for you to use on the property (in case you didn’t bring your own). Then head outside to picnic with a bottle or two of wine.
Viansa offers stunning views overlooking the vineyards, delicious wines available for tasting or by bottle, private outlooks, and picnic food for purchase. If you’re lucky, you will be able to get one of the private outlooks to enjoy the beautiful scenery or you can grab a spot on the grass to enjoy your picnic and wine.
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This property is full of life, food and wine! It is a rustic gem with an old style Italian deli, a variety of cheese boards, sandwiches and snack, and delicious wine. This winery fills up so fast on the weekends that you might not be able to get a table to yourselves. The solution is to grab a blanket and picnic basket and post in the shadow under a tree. Feel free to bring your dogs, too.