Donelan Family Wines

Santa Rosa, CA

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  • The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Guests will experience a flight of at least six current release wines. This tasting focuses on our most limited production wines, including many of our highly-rated single vineyard wines, allowing guests to experience excellence from some of the prime vineyard sites in Sonoma County. Please allow 60-90 minutes for this experience. We will happily waive the tasting fee for each 6 bottle purchase per person. Sample tasting: http://www.donelanwines.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/RLT-sample.pdf Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • The Donelan Portfolio Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Guests will experience a flight of 5 current release wines. This tasting focuses on a cross-section of the wines we produce, highlighting the skill of our winemaker in crafting wines from some of our favorite vineyard sites. Please allow 60 minutes for this experience. We will happily waive the tasting fee with each 3 bottle purchase per person. Sample tasting: https://donelanwines-ab46.kxcdn.com//wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Portfolio-sample.pdf Approximately 1 Hour.

    Reserve

About Donelan Family Wines

We are a boutique winery producing highly-rated Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rhône-style blended wines highlighting the diverse growing areas of Sonoma County. Guests are welcome by appointment for a private tasting 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm.

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We invite you to come and be our guest at our Sonoma tasting room and winemaking facility in Santa Rosa, California.

We offer two unique tasting experiences for our guests:
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting ($30 per person; fee waived with 3 bottle purchase per person) - 60 minutes
Guests will experience a flight of four current release wines. This tasting focuses on a cross-section of the wines we produce, highlighting the skill of our winemaker in crafting wines blended from some of our favorite vineyard sites.

The "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting ($50 per person; fee waived with 6 bottle purchase per person) - 60-75 minutes
Guests will experience a flight of six current release wines. This tasting focuses on our most limited production wines, including many of our highly-rated single vineyard wines, allowing guests to experience excellence from some of the prime vineyard sites in Sonoma County. This tasting also comes with a selection of gourmet cheese and charcuterie to pair and enjoy with our wines.

We have elected to prize quality over all other factors. Simply put, we think wine should taste great — with every vintage and every grape, this is our ultimate priority and our greatest motivation.

We believe that the best wines are not made but discovered, and we look forward to sharing our discoveries with you.

Notable Features

  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Owned
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nancy T. Member Since 3/9/2016My BFF
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 4/07/19 2:00 PM

Wine are simple and a great veritable blend. James was a lovely host. This was our second trip and it was well worth the second chance.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Michael J. Member Since 3/15/2016My BFF
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 3/13/19 4:00 PM

Great visit with James! Amazing wines. Cant wait to go back again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David G. Member Since 12/7/2018My Boss
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 12/30/18 2:00 PM

upon arrival, we were a bit wary of tasting in a corporate park. I did not gather this was the set up based on the website. But no worries- James instantly took control and made us feel welcome and comfortable in the tasting room. The quality of the wine was also apparent at once, we were amazed and delighted. James is wine savvy, kind, funny. a hospitality natural. We loved him and the experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nancy T. Member Since 3/9/2016Evil Stepmother
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 12/15/18 2:00 PM

Poor experience. Showed up 5 min prior to appointment no one was around. Waited for approximately 10 mins and no one showed. We rang the door bell and no one show so we just left. if I could leave no stars I would have.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
DEBRA A. Member Since 1/26/2018My BFF
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 11/13/18 4:00 PM

Wine was excellent and well worth the visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brooke A. Member Since 7/10/2018My BFF
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 10/26/18 4:00 PM

The tasting room is located in an industrial /commercial space. The only view of the vineyards is a TV screen on the wall. That aside, the wines are EXCELLENT! So book a tasting and be prepared to be amazed.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 2/5
Ricardo R. Member Since 9/25/2018My BFF
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 9/25/18 12:00 PM

Great experience. Remarkable and creative portfolio.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
David M. Member Since 8/31/2018My BFF
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 9/02/18 12:00 PM

The tasting experience was very intimate and worthwhile. Definitely worth the $$$

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JUSTIN W. Member Since 8/1/2018My Frenemy
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 8/11/18 10:00 AM

Awesome syrahs

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
karin B. Member Since 6/30/2018My BFF
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 7/22/18 10:00 AM

This is a great place to drink some wonderful wines from Sonoma. It was an intimate setting and Greg made it special just for us. We learned a lot about the vineyards and the wines. They were delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jason B. Member Since 7/13/2018My BFF
The Donelan Portfolio Tasting on 7/14/18 12:00 PM

Overall an exceptional tasting. Great hospitality was only surpassed by the greatness of the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alan C. Member Since 4/27/2018My BFF
The Donelan "Road Less Traveled" Reserve Tasting on 6/09/18 2:00 PM

Wonderful experience. I unfortunately can't recall the male wine guide but he was superb.Bought a bottle of syrah which my son and I loved. Thanks

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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