Bonny Doon, founded by Randall Grahm, is known for strikingly original, distinctive, terroir driven wines of the Rhone Valley, Italy and Spain. Read More

Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark with pioneering work with Rhone varietals, innovative production techniques and imaginative marketing. Our founder and President-for-life, Randall Grahm, has received numerous awards for his achievements in the viticulture world including the Rhone Ranger Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Vintners Hall of Fame and three James Beard Awards. Since adoption of Biodynamic Farming practices in 2004 and the radical slimming down of our case production in 2006, wines evince a more complex expression of varietal character, a more noticeable sense of organization and greater degree of life force.

Bonny Doon strives to cultivate wines in a more or less oldfangled, unaffected manner, lacking flash adornment, special FX, unnatural levels of ripeness or other trappings of so-called winemaking progress. Our wines are moderate in alcohol, discreet in tannic extraction, fermented with indigenous yeast and general enjoy only a nodding acquaintance with Oak. Wines like ours cannot be made-rather, they must be translations of the vineyards own vitality.

Our flagship label, Le Cigare Volante is in its 25th year of production, offering a true homage to the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. In addition, we produce three Single Vineyard Syrahs from the famed Santa Maria and Edna Valley's as well a Demeter Certified Nebbiolo, Albarino and many others.

The essence of Bonny Doon is discovery and we invite you to join us on this exploration of the lesser (though no less noble) known.

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  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Bocce Ball
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Olive Orchard
  • Open Late (Seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Cellar Tours
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Olive Oil Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservation Required
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Caves
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Albarino
  • Barbera
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Cinsault
  • Counoise
  • Dessert Wine
  • Fume Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Grenache
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Primitivo
  • Red Table Wine
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Semillon
  • Super Tuscan Blend
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass Visitors4 Badge
Overall Score 5 Glasses 5/5
First Impression 5 Stars 5/5
Hospitality 5 Stars 5/5
Ambiance 4 Stars 4/5
Dan H. Member Since 8/29/2013
Houdek-Lambert on 9/29/13 1:30 PM

Casey was wonderful to work with. She arranged a private tasting for our VIPs and served 5-6 delicious Bonny Doon Wines. Casey shared history the history of Bonny Doon Winery and Randall's unique approach to wine making. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and the new tasting room in Davenport was perfect for our group size. We look forward to returning to Bonny Doon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David G. Member Since 7/26/2013
Flight of the Cigare on 10/10/13 1:00 PM

We sought out Bonny Doon as it is our favorite wine. The Tasting Room is situated along the beautiful California coastline and the decor inside is very warm and welcoming. The staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The wines were, as always, fantastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hutchinson J. Member Since 8/12/2013
Flight of the Cigare on 8/16/13 1:00 PM

Excellent and creative blends - As a longtime fan of Bonny Doon's Le Cigare Volant, it was a delight to taste other wines not readily available in my market. As well, having the chance to meet Randall was a blast! My wife and I remain fans of Bonny Doon and will for a long time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5