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About Halleck Vineyard

Join the Vintner for a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting overlooking the hills of Sonoma County at the vineyard of this family owned boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir. By appointment only. Call 707-484-0707 for same day reservation.

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A family one-acre site, Halleck Vineyard is perched above the Russian River Valley and flanked on the west by the slopes to the Pacific Ocean. A passion for Pinot leads the charge. Our Estate Pinot Noir was judged #1 Pinot Noir in the U.S.

Enjoy the afternoon in an idyllic West Somona County setting at the home of Halleck Vineyard. Savor the wines that continue to draw accolades paired with local organic artisan cheeses, local handmade chocolates of Pinot Noir, farm-to-table pate´ and fresh-baked breads from Sebastopol. As you sit by the fire pit next to the vineyard or on the deck overlooking all of Sonoma County, you will drink in the good life that Ross and Jennifer love to share with their guests. Of course, you will be joined by the vintners, regarded as pioneers in the high reaches of this Sonoma Coast vineyard. It will be memorable. Join them in celebrating community with their extraordinary fruits of the earth.

95% of what is in the wine bottle comes from the vineyard; the vineyard is where winemaking really takes place. A winemaker can interfere or elicit nuance, but they cannot make a great wine from poor fruit. As our winemaker, Greg Lafollette, expressed years ago in our Estate vineyard, "This wine starts with great bones on which a I can hang things".

We use a variety of farming techniques to accomplish this. We choose specific clones, site location and flavor profiles. We consistently walk the rows, paying attention to the subtleties of the vines, the architecture of the clusters, the diurnal fluctuation of the leaves, the texture and flavor development of the seeds.

Farming grapes is both science and art. Our role is to shepherd the fruit to its greatest expression using guidance and inspiration of both.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Open Late (Seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • By Appointment Only
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winemaker Tour
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
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Raymond Taylor T. Member Since 6/9/2017
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 6/28/17 1:00 PM

Well done worth the ride up. Ross knows his stuff.

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Gregory S. Member Since 6/26/2017
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 6/28/17 1:00 PM

Quite a ride to get there (about 75 minutes from Fairfield) with winding roads and hills with many turns, but a good navigation system will get you there and it will be worth the trip! We (generously) sampled six wines. Owner Ross shared a lot information about wine history and wine making. If you are looking for a more personal wine tasting experience, this one is a must!

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Eric S. Member Since 5/18/2017
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 5/26/17 1:00 PM

Ross provides an excellent, intimate experience punctuated by charismatic presentation and delicious wines served with creative pairings. Halleck wines are outstanding and this idyllic venue allows a guest to really make contact with them deep in the heart of the Sonoma Appellation. If you are a fan of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer stop in and enjoy.

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Sneha P. Member Since 9/20/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 10/08/16 11:00 AM

Our experience at Halleck was nothing short of marvelous. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Ross Halleck, shown through his house and seated around a large table on his patio overlooking the vineyard. From there, it just got better: wonderful wine complete with descriptions, history, a brief lesson on how to taste, and delicious little bites to accompany each. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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Manuel K. Member Since 9/14/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 9/15/16 1:00 PM

Very enjoyable. Lovely experience. Terrific wines.

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PEG T. Member Since 8/28/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 9/10/16 3:00 PM

Very knowledgeable and interesting host!

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Angela R. Member Since 7/16/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 8/03/16 3:00 PM

Ok so at first we weren't 100% sure we would like this one. This vineyard is much different than any of the others we had visited on our Sonoma tour. This really is a one-man show. But once you get started...wow! This man invites you into his home and shares his passion with you. And bonus...his wines are fantastic. An experience we will never forget.

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Hugo O. Member Since 6/19/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 8/03/16 3:00 PM

Jennifer and Ross are excellent hosts. They are gracious hosts who share a wealth of knowledge about wine and food. I highly recommend them to anyone visiting Sonoma.

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Robert M. Member Since 5/30/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 5/30/16 1:00 PM

What a wonderful experience! Ross, the owner, is very friendly and knowledgeable about wine and the science of taste and smell. The wine is wonderful, and the food pairings are tasty and interesting. For the tasting, the 12 of us sat at a table on Ross's back deck and looked out over the valley and chatted about wine and food. It was a fun and relaxing afternoon.

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John M. Member Since 5/10/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 5/29/16 3:00 PM

Ross is GREAT! The property is beautiful! The wines are truly fabulous! This was one of the most informative, interesting, and enjoyable tastings we have ever had. 5 stars!!! Highly recommended.

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Theresa V. Member Since 4/19/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 4/22/16 1:00 PM

My husband and I enjoyed a deluxe tasting with Mr. Halleck that included the pre-arranged treat of three dozen super fresh oysters and tastings of multiple wines including whites and reds. The experience was unique in the amount of information we received, the setting, the wines, and generosity of Mr. Halleck. We'd go back any time and recommend the tasting to anyone from novice to pro wine taster

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Peter B. Member Since 4/5/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 4/09/16 1:00 PM

Amazing! The most wonderful wine tasting experience I've ever had.

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Alexandra E. Member Since 2/22/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 3/19/16 3:00 PM

Halleck Vineyard was a perfect way to experience an introduction to the soulful and organic life that is wine. Ross's property was stunning, rustic and uniquely spiritual. His love for the craft shows itself through every drop of his wines, as well as within every bite of the pairings.

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Paul W. Member Since 1/25/2016
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 3/12/16 3:00 PM

Ross Halleck gave us a total wine experience: graciously in his beautiful home, expanding our wine tasting skills, sharing the nuances of making and tasting his excellent fine wines, with his wine pairings to exquisite salmon, cheeses and chocolate truffles, and authentically inviting us to join his wine club family. A must have wine adventure!

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Annette B. Member Since 11/3/2015
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 11/28/15 1:00 PM

While we were a little surprised that it was a private home when we first arrived, Ross and his son could not have been more welcoming, the setting was absolutely beautiful and the wines and pairings were all fantastic!

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Doug S. Member Since 10/27/2015
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing Experience on 11/03/15 1:00 PM

It's a home surrounded by vines. Owner is a great guy, a bit on the "hippy" side of life, a free spirit, but he grew on me as the tasting went on. By the end I joined his wine club! Loved it.

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Caroline K. Member Since 6/1/2015
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 7/06/15 11:00 AM

Our visit to Halleck was absolutely fantastic. Ross, our host, was informative and engaging. The wines were excellent - we immediately joined the wine club! The views from our seats at the fire pit and on the deck were amazing, and we hated to leave!

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Deena F. Member Since 6/3/2015
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 6/05/15 1:00 PM

The vista, the wine, and the hospitality were all incredible.

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Elise T. Member Since 3/5/2015
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 3/21/15 3:00 PM

From the moment we arrived, Jennifer was the consummate host. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience at Halleck. The wines were outstanding, the cheese/pate/chocolate pairing outstanding and their story inspiring. Thank you!

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Bradley O. Member Since 12/27/2013
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 12/29/14 3:00 PM

We did a tasting at Halleck on a very chilly day in Sebastopol; Ross was kind enough to host my wife, my dog and I in his house for our tasting. He took us through the proper way to taste wine, offered cheese pairings, explained the short history of Pinot and other vintages, and essentially immersed us in the process. Amazing views, amazing wines, and a great experience with Mr. Halleck himself.

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Jamie W. Member Since 9/14/2014
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 9/20/14 11:00 AM

Outstanding wine, in a great setting, with a knowledgeable and friendly host. What more could you ask for?

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Dana G. Member Since 8/13/2012
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 7/12/14 3:00 PM

Both Jennifer and Ross were exceptional, during the scheduling process and day-of tasting. Our group had a very special, intimate experience and I will recommend this opportunity to everyone I know who enjoys wine tastings and education.

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Jessica C. Member Since 6/7/2014
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 6/09/14 1:00 PM

Lovely and intimate tasting! The tasting actually takes place at the beautiful Halleck residence. Sit outside next to the vineyard, or on his back deck and patio staring out at the estate fruit and beautiful view. Ross was very informative, the cheeses paired beautifully, and all the wines we tasted were divine. Casual, unpretentious, no pushy sales pitch. Just a great time.

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Caren M. Member Since 2/11/2012
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 5/28/14 1:00 PM

Had a great time tasting at Halleck. The wine and cheese pairing was really interesting and both were delicious! We really enjoyed having the private tasting, we asked a lot of questions and Ross was very knowledgeable. It's not easy to get to Halleck and there are no signs, but believe me, it's worth it! The view from the deck is exquisite!

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Halleck Vineyard
3785 Burnside Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 9/24 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 9/25 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9/26 Closed
Wednesday 9/27 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9/28 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9/29 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9/30 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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