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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Sonoma County 

About Walt Wines

Cozy tasting room located right off the Sonoma square.

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WALT Wines, owned by Vintners Kathryn Walt Hall and Craig Hall, is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Our philosophy is that of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, thereby allowing the wines to naturally and honestly express the character of the site where the wines are grown.

Our winemaking team, led by Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque, and Winemaker Megan Gunderson is passionate about creating compelling, delicious wines that are honest expressions of their vineyard sites. Click here to explore our craft.

We invite you to visit us on the Sonoma Plaza and let us lead you on a delicious journey through the most expressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards on the Pacific Coast. Our tasting room combines the warmth of a wine -country home with the inspiration of an art gallery. Steeped in Sonoma history and charm, our intimate venue is located just off the northwest corner of the Sonoma Plaza. Our door is open every day from 11 AM until 6 PM.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay M. Member Since 5/6/2015My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/05/18 3:30 PM

Walt is amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia D. Member Since 10/20/2015My Ex
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/05/18 4:30 PM

The wine was pretty good, the patio is nice, but the service was awful. Maybe because it was the end of the day, our server just poured the wine. She never told us much about the wine (except what it was), never told us the history of Walt and never suggested joining the club. I have been there before and liked it and was so disappointed this time.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tim B. Member Since 9/5/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 10/04/18 2:00 PM

Great Experience with Root 101 and learned a great deal regarding Pinot Noir. We found the wines incredible and our host most gracious. Then food pairings were well thought out and matched the wine well. Would recommend to all .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Charlene P. Member Since 9/9/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/05/18 1:00 PM

Mike did a great job describing and presenting the wines. He gave us plenty of time to enjoy each one. We had no familiarity with Walt Wines previously and learned a lot about their wonderful wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan S. Member Since 9/19/2016My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/05/18 4:00 PM

We had a great expereince with Melissa sitting on the patio. The wines are great. Went home with a bottle and cant wait for our first wine club shipment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angela H. Member Since 9/4/2017My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/30/18 2:00 PM

Love love love Walt wines. Great spot in Sonoma too. It was my second visit and I was very pleased both times. If you love Pinots, this is THE best place to get a wide variety of types.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne T. Member Since 8/27/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/24/18 2:00 PM

Great experience! Will always come back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Merideth P. Member Since 9/15/2018My Ex
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/23/18 4:30 PM

The employee who greeted us was rude and inattentive during the he entire tasting. She provided no information about the wines we were tasting and seemed to be in a rush for our party to leave. The tasting was overpriced and the wine was very average in comparison to other wineries we visited. Overall, this was our most disappointing wine tasting of the trip.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Penny K. Member Since 1/7/2014My Boss
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/23/18 11:00 AM

Im a huge fan Hall & club member , I wanted to try the WaLT & BACA Well,was lack luster at best and the service was just plain bad. We had a 11:00 am Tasting we arrived 15 minutes early, the door was open & we stepped up on the porch to enter ,we were rudely asked to come back, being offered to sit on the patio would have been nice. We had to ask for each pour & , it took 2 hours w/no info

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steven C. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/22/18 11:00 AM

We and our friends throughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to the next time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ray and Tiffany T. Member Since 9/19/2018My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/22/18 3:30 PM

My reservations were screwed up but it all worked out and we had a great time.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Manny C. Member Since 2/25/2015My Boss
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/22/18 11:30 AM

The GM Jeff Zeppeli runs a great operation...Chris our host was awesome! We got a special treat, BACA, the new line of Zins...we bought all 4!!! WALT is a must!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marion M. Member Since 8/29/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/18/18 11:00 AM

Our tasting started with a Chardonnay. The lady who greeted and helped us gave us a taste of a Hall Sauvignon Blanc. We bought 2 of the Hall SBs. We had a great time in Sonoma. Your property values are beyond belief. Congrats to your successes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JEANIE M. Member Since 8/19/2017My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/11/18 4:00 PM

The sommelier was very helpful and informative. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ryan W. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/13/18 3:00 PM

Nice grounds, prime location on the square, incredible wines and our server was knowledgeable and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom S. Member Since 1/26/2012My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/13/18 12:00 PM

Pleasant experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
James H. Member Since 7/19/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/08/18 4:00 PM

The staff took great care of us during our visit last weekend. We love the Pinot and have always had great service (member since earlier this yr). The outside seating by the redwood tree is amazing..always cool, even with the summer temperatures. There was a group of 4 drunk people that were causing some disturbance (common in wine country), but the staff took care of the situation quickly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer H. Member Since 9/2/2018My Ex
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/02/18 12:00 PM

Upon our arrival we were greeted with a very nice lady. She took us to our reserved table outside which was very nice. That is when it went down hill. The gentleman that served us our wine tasting was horrible! Took forever to come back to bring our next tasting, had to ask him for a "dump bucket", got offended when I rinsed my wine glass. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!! I wouldn't refer the winery

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrie S. Member Since 8/15/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/02/18 12:00 PM

Very cozy place. Loved the Wines and location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Priti B. Member Since 8/17/2018My Boss
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/01/18 2:30 PM

I thought the wines were okay. The pours are generous. The hosts are not overbearing. But, there could be more of a conversation if there was a bar setting as opposed to the table seating. With table seating I feel they should offer some snacks.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Juliete A. Member Since 9/1/2018My Parents
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/02/18 12:30 PM

We were expecting to have a place to park to be honest. I think members should be advised about this matter when booking a tasting. Customer service is great, employees are really nice. The facility where the tasting occurs is adorable

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark W. Member Since 6/25/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/02/18 2:30 PM

Well taken care off. Very knowledgeable staff with interesting stories and engaging conversation. Wonderful outdoor setting next to a gorgeous pine tree. Nothing could have been better. An ideal visit to a high quality establishment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Regina P. Member Since 6/3/2013My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/30/18 4:00 PM

We had a wonderful food and wine tasting at Walt, I would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don and Shirley W. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/28/18 11:00 AM

The staff, the wine, and the Root 101 Tasting are all of the highest quality. If you love Pinot Noir, this is the one of the outstanding wines and tasting experiences in Sonoma County.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kenneth and Amy I. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/26/18 3:00 PM

Michael did a great job at presenting the wines. Enjoyed sitting outside under the huge tree. It was a festive experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerry V. Member Since 3/15/2017My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/26/18 11:00 AM

This was probably the most fun we've ever had with a tasting. Tasting Pinot's from different regions was very educational, and our educator did an amazing job. There's not enough stars to rate this one accurately.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dean M. Member Since 2/13/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/22/18 1:30 PM

Excellent setting - do the tasting outdoors in the courtyard! Our wine educator Terry was great - very knowledgeable about the wines and willing to answer any questions we had. He even poured a couple of pinots that weren't on the tasting menu.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike & Sandi O. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/18/18 11:00 AM

Michael, our wine educator, was fantastic with his warm demeanor and deep knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 8/2/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/15/18 11:00 AM

Friendly knowledge and understandable staff. I learned so many aspects of fine wine...now I am spoiled! It was a fun learning experience. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn and explore about fine wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ned C. Member Since 8/3/2018My Frenemy
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/07/18 11:00 AM

We were the first to arrive for our appointment at opening of business (11:00am). We got as far in as the front door and directed to a small table for two next to the door. Our host offered wines for tasting, but also covered the front desk and the phone during the whole tasting. Others came for their appointment and I felt like we were in the way of their traffic. Least pleasant of 21 stops.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
James and Stephanie P. Member Since 7/19/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/10/18 2:30 PM

Great time , tasting and great pours with appropriate level of details to understand what we were enjoying. Thanks Walt-HALL

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Natalie M. Member Since 8/9/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/10/18 4:00 PM

Given Walt's reputation, your partner restaurant and proximity to our hotel, you were one of our top choices for a food and wine pairing. The ability to reserve online after hours sealed the deal. If I had to choose only one tasting, I would recommend Walt. Not only was the wine outstanding, but the setting and ambiance were serene and beautiful. We loved it! Staff was very terrific!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia S. Member Since 2/28/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/08/18 11:00 AM

As we walked up, I wasn't sure what type of wine experience I'd have. I normally go straight to the winery. But once you're inside or seated out back by the beautiful huge tree that took up residence 100 years ago, you fall in love. It's quiet, cool and comfortable. The Pinots were amazing! The service was perfect - not to fast, not too slow!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ulrika T. Member Since 8/5/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/06/18 11:00 AM

Very interesting tasting. Good wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mark and Silvia B. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/03/18 11:30 AM

From the minute we were welcomed at the front door to the time we said our goodbyes, everything at WALT was fantastic!! Amazing Chardonnay and Pinots were some of the best we have ever had, and we LOVE pinots!! This place is not to be missed when your in Sonoma. We can't recommend it highly enough!! Can't wait to go back!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beverly M. Member Since 5/2/2015My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/29/18 2:30 PM

We have visited Walt Wines before since we are members. We brought a new guest. We love sitting outside under the giant redwood tree. Our host was attentive but didn't overdo it and left us alone to talk a lot which we enjoyed. This was our friend's first introduction to Walt. He enjoyed it so much, we bought a bottle of pinot and enjoyed it there after the formal tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kenneth P. Member Since 7/27/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 8/01/18 4:00 PM

we love walt wines

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Robert G. Member Since 6/20/2018Evil Stepmother
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 7/30/18 11:00 AM

I ended up cancelling my reservation at Walt Wines due to the unprofessionalism of Jeff at Hall. It really is a shame because I love your wines, but people like that make the experience for the positive or in this case definitely the negative.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Mark S. Member Since 1/23/2018My BFF
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 7/28/18 2:00 PM

Chris did a great job explaining the source vineyards and winemaker styles of the various Pinots we tasted.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lynn P. Member Since 3/1/2018My BFF
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/28/18 11:00 AM

We love Walt Wines and the knowledge of the staff is superior!

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

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