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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 Tour and Private Estate Tour. 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 Tours & Tastings
  • 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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Brett W. Member Since 3/17/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/19/17 10:00 AM

This was one of our favorite if not favorite vineyards we visited. It sits atop a beautiful mountain with the drive up being worth it. The vineyard is one of the most historic with the oldest Pinot Noir vines. They make three wines, two coming from their old vines with the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. It is a must try if you like Pinot Noir. We loved their Pinot.

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Rich S. Member Since 5/19/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/19/17 2:30 PM

One of my most enjoyable private tours and educations of a vineyard ever, Highly recommend adding Hanzell to your list of wineries to tour. No crowds at all. Truly by appointment. You will not be disappointed with the tour or the wines!

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Tiina R. Member Since 5/11/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/17/17 3:00 PM

Amazing!

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Tom & Debbie K. Member Since 2/18/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/11/17 1:00 PM

We were given a personal tour of the winery and vineyard by Anthony , he was great very knowledgeable and made the trip special for us ! It was such a beautiful place to visit !! Thank you

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Beth S. Member Since 9/19/2015
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/08/17 10:00 AM

Enjoyed our morning Heritage Wine Tour and Tasting. Beautiful setting up on a hill. Ayn was a wonderful host and provided a great overview of the history of the winery. We are fans of bolder reds, but enjoyed the chards and pinots here.

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James M. Member Since 5/10/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/16/17 2:30 PM

Fantastic experience all around. Fantastic wines too.

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Jessica R. Member Since 5/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/07/17 2:30 PM

The property was gorgeous and it was an extremely pleasant, relaxing experience.

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Joanne & Dave P. Member Since 9/22/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 5/06/17 12:30 PM

I would highly recommend a tasting at Hanzell. The views from the top are outstanding and the wines are delightful. Cheers!

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Emily G. Member Since 3/12/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/06/17 10:30 AM

We were a little unsure as we creeped up the huge hill to Hanzell, but once we got to the top we were met with a truly wonderful experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we had a first class experience. I'd absolutely recommend this visit to anyone in the Sonoma area.

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Nikolas S. Member Since 4/17/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/29/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful property. Great tour with good history and insight to the property and business. Everything was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Jessica F. Member Since 3/20/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/28/17 10:30 AM

Tony was warm, knowledgeable but not condescending. He patiently and passionately answered all our questions about Hanzell, wine and Sonoma. Hanzell is full of interesting history, has beautiful grounds and.lovely wine.

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Brad And Courtney M. Member Since 4/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/16/17 2:30 PM

What a special place! Beautiful property with a cool biodiverse element that was very interesting to learn about. We loved the animal stories and tasting experience! What an amazing tour through the library.

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Deborah R. Member Since 4/10/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/12/17 10:00 AM

Beautiful views, amazing architecture, delicious wine and an extremely involved and engaging host. Favorite Sonoma/ Napa tour and tasting experience of the 15 wineries we explored last week!

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Carly L. Member Since 3/31/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/08/17 2:00 PM

The winery was beautiful, but the tour was not as amazing as others. If you're looking to experience a much smaller winery, this would be a good stop!

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Steve H. Member Since 3/30/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 3/31/17 3:00 PM

It was a beautiful day, and so the drive up to fairly off-the-beaten-path Hanzell, and the views when we arrived at the vineyard/winery, were impeccable. Hard to believe this gem is tucked there right close to Sonoma. Whitney, our tour guide, was incredible, and the walk around the property and discussion of their operation perfectly setup the tasting that followed

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Theresa M. Member Since 10/23/2015
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 4/01/17 1:00 PM

Really cool tour- learned a lot of new things they are initiating on the property. Tony was great!

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Michelle G. Member Since 4/17/2012
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/27/17 10:00 AM

The wine was delicious! The tour was very interesting and the vineyard is beautiful! Learning about the history of the vineyard and the eco system within was very interesting!

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Sandra M. Member Since 3/22/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/22/17 10:00 AM

We really enjoyed our visit. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Very interesting information. Thank you

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Laura R. Member Since 1/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 3/22/17 12:30 PM

We had a lovely visit at Hanzell with Tony. We signed up for an Estate Tour that would usually be no more than 6 people but it ended up just being my fiance and I! Tony was so knowledgeable and was patient in answering our questions. Hanzell is at the top of a hill in Sonoma so you're able to get beautiful views. Oh and the wine is delicious as well! Can't wait to get our 3 bottles sent to us.

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Hans & Lynda D. Member Since 2/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 3/16/17 12:30 PM

Hanzell guide gave a very interesting tour of the actual vineyards (by Range Rover), cave and bottling area. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and held our attention! We only tasted 1 wine upon arrival and 3 in the tasting room. This was a bit of a disappointment. It also would have been nice if they offered a small cheese tray with crackers to add to the ambiance.

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Charles A. Member Since 1/7/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 3/12/17 1:30 PM

Very beautiful winery with great views and is very interesting from a historical perspective. On the minus side the fees are too expensive for amounts to a short tour and tasting of 3 wines (none of which are winery only).

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John M. Member Since 3/1/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 3/04/17 2:30 PM

Loves the location. Everyone was very open and nice. the wine, well you know it rocks so why say anything about that?

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Mark J. Member Since 2/24/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/27/17 10:00 AM

Drinking, I mean wine tasting in the hills of hanzell

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Brennan G. Member Since 2/22/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/26/17 3:30 PM

Hanzell has been a place I have wanted to visit for quite some time. My enthusiasm was already high for the visit but Whitney was incredibly knowledgeable (6 weeks on the job) and her hospitality was second to none. Whitney really made the visit incredibly worthwhile and I will have great memories to enjoy when the wine club shipment arrives.

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Tristan B. Member Since 1/7/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/22/17 3:00 PM

Great tour and good wines. We joined the wine club.

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John W. Member Since 1/7/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/18/17 12:30 PM

Great people; extremely informative; beautiful location; outstanding wines - not sure that there is more to say about Hanzell

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Kaavya V. Member Since 1/5/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/16/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful experience.

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Judy M. Member Since 2/12/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/14/17 2:30 PM

Gorgeous location with amazing history.

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Laura K. Member Since 1/23/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/03/17 10:00 AM

Fantastic and the best of all of our vineyard experiences! Our guide, Tony, provided a thorough tour and was able to answer even the most detailed questions. Unlike many large corporate vineyards, Hanzell has a personal feel to it that makes you appreciate the history as well as the wine.

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Breauna K. Member Since 1/23/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 2/03/17 12:30 PM

The view from the old production facility was breathtaking and the bright Sebella was perfect on the stone balcony. The tour was seamless and fulfilling in every way. Chickens, pigs, caves, gorgeous greenery peaking through the top of the cave just bellow the new crush pad... are you kidding me?!The office tasting seemed like a trip back in time! Wonderful experience, great attention to detail.

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Gian P. Member Since 1/27/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 1/28/17 10:30 AM

All around wonderful. Beautiful spot!

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Sophia F. Member Since 1/23/2017
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 1/24/17 10:00 AM

My team LOVED their experience. Thanks again!

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Daniel D. Member Since 9/10/2015
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 1/14/17 12:30 PM

Absolutely outstanding; one of the best Chardonnays in California and an outstanding Pinot Noir. We were given a thorough tour of the winery, caves, and vineyards; what great views. This was followed by a tasting among an awesome display of library wines. I strongly recommend this tour and these wines.

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Craig S. Member Since 12/1/2016
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 1/13/17 2:30 PM

We had a terrific experience learning about the history of Hanzell; it's a gorgeous site, and the tour was both informative and interesting. The tasting itself was excellent; we liked it so much we signed up for their wine club, not something that we do lightly. Highly recommended.

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Donald W. Member Since 11/8/2012
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 1/03/17 12:30 PM

Mia provided an excellent tour and history of the winery.

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Alex Z. Member Since 1/4/2016
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 1/07/17 10:00 AM

It was awesome.Very informative especially about the history. Made you fell very comfortable. The host was extremely knowledgeable.

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Debbie B. Member Since 7/8/2014
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 1/04/17 2:30 PM

The reception area and overall reception we received was a bit lacking, given other wineries. However, the driving tour through the vineyards and the tasting that followed were excellent. This is the only winery that offered a driving tour through the vineyards and we would definitely recommend it to others. Hey, and the wine was excellent as well!

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Anthony B. Member Since 1/5/2017
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 1/05/17 12:30 PM

Our Tour was with Tony - he was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The vineyards and caves are extremely picturesque and inviting. Its a truly unique spot and well worth the 90 minutes (Tony generously gave us 2 hours so it never felt rushed). We have done tours all over the world and quite a lot of wine tasting. I would do this again and I recommend it.

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Chuck W. Member Since 6/8/2016
Heritage Winery Tour & Tasting on 1/03/17 10:00 AM

Always a treat to visit, educational and tradition-bound. Mia has excellent knowledge of vineyards, clearly passionate about viticulture and Hanzell. Our guests were impressed with the personal touch, joined the ambassador circle. Excellent tour, always learn something new despite multiple visits.

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Judy L. Member Since 11/21/2016
Private Estate Tour & Tasting on 12/08/16 3:30 PM

Beautiful property and excellent wines presented by the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Dawn!

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