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About Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Vineyards, a family owned winery, growing and producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir since 1953, is located in the Mayacamas hills above Sonoma Valley.

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We offer two experiences for your visit to Hanzell, our Heritage Winery Tasting Experience and Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting. You may contact us at the winery to inquire about booking groups over 6 people at 707-996-3860.

When reserving, please make note if you're most interested in learning about our farming, winemaking, history, or all of the above.

features Notable Features
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • By Appointment Only
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Caves
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
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Lauren S. Member Since 12/1/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/14/18 2:30 PM

Private tour of vineyards, cave and processing area with excellent tour guide who explained winemaking, business, use of animals for organic farming. Followed by a tasting in old winemaking room with beautiful vineyard view.

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Diane D. Member Since 3/15/2012
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 2/03/18 10:00 AM

Everything was lovely from the time we drove up the beautifully scenic road at the top of the hill to the time when Whitney, our personable host, helped us load our amazing Hanzell purchases into our car! The experience is like a perfectly balanced Hanzell wine--a blend of rich history, education, and getting to know our estate educator and her taking the time to get to know us! #outstandingfave

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John L. Member Since 12/20/2017
Heritage Winery Tasting Experience on 2/10/18 1:30 PM

Beautiful vista of the valley and exceptional wines. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Stephanie S. Member Since 1/28/2018
Heritage Winery Tasting Experience on 1/28/18 12:30 PM

Whitney was fantastic. Loved the experience.

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Doug N. Member Since 1/12/2018
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 1/15/18 3:30 PM

Dawn was very thorough in describing the wine making process and discussing the history of the Hanzell winery.

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Tatiana G. Member Since 1/4/2018
Heritage Winery Tasting Experience on 1/11/18 12:00 PM

Extraordinary vineyard with awesome history. Tour was exceptional, wines were delicious. Had a blast!

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Elizabeth D. Member Since 1/6/2018
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 1/07/18 2:30 PM

great time and great job

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Ken L. Member Since 12/19/2017
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 1/04/18 2:30 PM

The wines were not so interesting

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Koehler B. Member Since 9/25/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 12/24/17 10:30 AM

We had a lovely tour with Whitney. A lot of information (but not too much) and the most delicious wines in a beautiful, private, unique setting.

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Greg M. Member Since 12/20/2017
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 12/28/17 2:30 PM

Great tour of a beautiful historic property that still makes some of the finest wines in the valley.

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Kevin M. Member Since 12/24/2017
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 12/29/17 1:00 PM

The most beautiful winery and the most friendly staff, not to mention great wine.

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Jonathan K. Member Since 12/13/2017
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 12/16/17 2:30 PM

We had an excellent tour and tasting, led by a very kind and extremey knowledgeable host who gave us a full tour of the vineyard in the company range rover, and introduced us to the adorable critters and dogs that make their integrated farming experiment work. Particularly recommend coming here in the winter, when the days are shortest, and doing a late afternoon tasting so you can see the sunset!

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Kris & Marisa B. Member Since 12/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 12/10/17 12:30 PM

We had an amazing visit to the estate on this trip, which was the highlight of our weekend. Absolutely phenomenal Chardonnay's, historic vineyard with gorgeous views, and winery improvements make this a must visit.

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Amanda S. Member Since 12/9/2017
Hanzell Farm Tour and Tasting on 12/10/17 2:30 PM

The experience was amazing. Whitney was lovely and very knowledgeable. We all had so much fun with her.

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Meg S. Member Since 10/5/2015
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 12/09/17 1:30 PM

The tour and tasting were terrific. Rosa, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the property, the history and the wine making process. The view of the valley are beautiful. We would highly recommend a visit to Hanzell.

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Debra G. Member Since 11/30/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 12/02/17 10:30 AM

A stunning winery! This was one of my favorite tours I have been part of in wine country. Beautiful property set up on a hill with gorgeous views of the Sonoma Valley. I was very impressed of the description of the mini-eco system this winery supports on their land. The caves on site were stunning and a treat to walk through. I highly recommend a visit and tour of this winery.

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Phil E. Member Since 11/30/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 12/02/17 10:00 AM

Hanzell Vineyards was the first stop of many when I came through Sonoma Valley. Driving up the hillside to get to their secluded winery was amazing. My friends and I were there at 10AM and the ambiance of the mountains and hills (all perfectly in sight as we tasted wine) were incredible. Would 10/10 recommend to all.

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Mark H. Member Since 4/23/2016
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 11/30/17 1:00 PM

Had a wonderful tour of the property and an excellent tasting experience after the tour. Great property

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Steven K. Member Since 12/31/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 11/13/17 2:30 PM

The wine is awesome, the setting is spectacular, the staff are great, what more can I say?

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William F. Member Since 10/6/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 11/06/17 10:00 AM

Great tour of winery, very knowledgeable and personable guide and best wine tasting.

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Laura B. Member Since 11/2/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 11/04/17 11:00 AM

This vineyard is a small production, hidden away gem in Sonoma. The treat everyone like family, with very small groups for tastings and tours. They drove us around the property and gave us amazing rich history of the vines and the owner history. Whitney was so personable and lovely. She really made the experience exceptional.

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Cassie B. Member Since 10/25/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 10/26/17 1:00 PM

It was beautiful and had a breathtaking view of Sonoma Valley. Our host Whitney was incredible and was very knowledgeable about the history of the vineyard, as well as the wine making process. She made us feel comfortable and really made an effort to give us a great tour. The wine was fantastic and we couldn't leave without purchasing some to take home with us!

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Susan M. Member Since 10/28/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 10/29/17 10:00 AM

Whitney was a wonderful hostess. She was very knowledgeable about the wine and winery. She made the experience special and reminded us why we enjoy and love Sonoma County. Plus, the wines at Hanzell are exceptional.

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Michael S. Member Since 4/13/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 10/07/17 1:00 PM

From the moment you arrive on the hilltop to the last goodbye you feel like you're part of the Hanzell family. The attention they pay to you and to their story makes this an unforgettable visit.

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Randy P. Member Since 8/30/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 10/06/17 3:00 PM

From our first trip there in Feb 2005 until now Hanzell is always such a special experience for both my wife and I and the friends we bring along. Thank you so much for an incredible tour, beautiful visuals and wonderful people.

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Cherie S. Member Since 9/21/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/29/17 10:30 AM

From the beautiful drive up to the winery and the idyllic setting we knew we had picked a winner. Tony met us with their light Sebella Chardonnay and an easy wealth of information. The perfect beginning to our day in Sonoma and by far our favorite experience. Thank you Tony for making us feel like a guest in your lovely home. A memory we will have forever ????

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RIcardo F. Member Since 9/20/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/23/17 12:30 PM

Hanzell Vineyards is an outstanding winery with a rich history. I have been visiting Hanzell since the early 2000s and highly recommend a visit---Hanzell wines are second to none! best Pinot and Chardonnay you'll find in California and a magnificent view of the Sonoma Valley.

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Funmi B. Member Since 9/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/23/17 3:30 PM

Simply, amazing! Everyone we met at Hanzell were incredibly delightful! Whitney was a wonderful hostess! Easy to converse with and full of knowledge.

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Robert P. Member Since 9/22/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/22/17 12:30 PM

Just exceptional and our host Tony was soooo knowledgeable we had a terrific visit

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Beth L. Member Since 9/20/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/22/17 10:00 AM

Tony was our guide and was so well educated in wine and Hanzell, shares its great history with us and was a lot of fun to spend 2 hours with. We learned so much and we're very impressed. We would highly recommend Hanzell!

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Irene H. Member Since 8/20/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/20/17 10:00 AM

The staff was warm and welcoming (even Pontiac the cat). The view is stunning and our wine was delicious.

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Linda M. Member Since 8/17/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/17/17 2:30 PM

Our hostess Whitney was very friendlly and informative. We took a ride through the vineyards. The property is beautiful. I highly recommend the private tour and tastings.

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Gail W. Member Since 9/12/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/19/17 12:30 PM

The vineyard was absolutely breathtaking! Our guide Max was the best. He was knowledgeable, friendly and explained everything perfectly. I would definitely do another tour because it was thst good!!

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Tracey M. Member Since 9/14/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/16/17 3:00 PM

Our private wine tour and tasting with Hanzell Vineyards was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Our host, Max, was both gracious and knowledgeable. It was fascinating to learn the history behind the vineyard and to understand the ethos behind the production of the wine.

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Alexander L. Member Since 9/16/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/16/17 2:30 PM

Gorgeous property with very friendly staff. The stories they have about the vineyard are incredible despite its young age. Some of the best pinot noir we had our entire trip. Can't wait to visit again!

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Martin R. Member Since 8/29/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/08/17 3:00 PM

Upon arrival we were first offered a sample of their Sebella Chardonnay. Our host then drove us on a tour of the vineyards. When we returned from the tour, we continued with the wine tasting, first revisiting the Sebella then tasting the Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their wines are quite good, and the setting is beautiful. We had a very enjoyable, unrushed experience.

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William D. Member Since 9/1/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/08/17 3:30 PM

Excellant Winery Tour and Tasting...

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Shigeru T. Member Since 8/24/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/05/17 10:00 AM

It was fantastic in joining this winery tour. Guide was so nice and I could enjoy various kinds of tasting. Also, it's so nice location with a beautiful view of vineyard and with lovely cats. It should be one of my most favorite wineries.

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Kim Y. Member Since 8/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/01/17 11:00 AM

Our tour guide, Tony, was fantastic! We did the private tour with drive. Tony warmly greeted us with waters and a sampling of Hanzell's "summer" chardonnay. Also invited us to sign Hanzell's guest book which has records back to 1961 The tour was so informative....we saw the grapes being pressed and then went in the cave and received a thorough education about the aging process. Well done!

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Emil D. Member Since 9/2/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 9/03/17 3:00 PM

Excellent tour!

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