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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.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick P. Member Since 3/5/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/17/18 3:00 PM

Good wines, nice setting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
S B. Member Since 4/21/2018
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 4/27/18 11:00 AM

Very knowledgeable team and great environment for a tasting. Enjoyed both the wine & food tasting! We even came back for another glass after walking around town. Definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John P. Member Since 6/29/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/04/18 4:00 PM

Emily was non informative and disinterested in being there as possible. very poor......I am surprised because Kathryn is such an attention to detail and service minded person. Will continue as a member but no reason to go wine taste when there are many others.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Brown K. Member Since 10/18/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/31/18 11:30 AM

We had no idea that Walt made single vineyard wines. They were awesome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Travis T. Member Since 1/7/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/28/18 11:00 AM

Was okay, think have had better Pinot. Enjoyed sitting outside for the tasting.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kathi R. Member Since 1/4/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/31/18 12:00 PM

Our experience at Walt was wonderful. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and personable. The wines are delicious. Overall, a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken G. Member Since 5/19/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/26/18 4:30 PM

Great sit down experience under a huge redwood. The wines are all incredible, so much so that we joined their wine club. Great staff who are knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Nice location right next to the square in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary A. Member Since 4/17/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/19/18 2:00 PM

Great experience on patio for our large group with wonderful weather. Terry and staff took great care of us. Wonderful range of wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff C. Member Since 5/10/2013
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/18/18 3:30 PM

Great Chardonnay and Pinots! All fantastic, top to bottom. Good value and good hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 2/1/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/25/18 4:30 PM

We joined their club after our first visit because of the quality of the wines, the professional presentations and the welcoming atmosphere. They source from a variety of quality vineyards which provides varied of expressions of Pinots, all being of high quality for our palates. Prices are comparable to other higher-end, high-quality Pinot producers. We highly recommend. Reservations help.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen R. Member Since 4/3/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 5/03/18 2:30 PM

Lovey setting, wonderful wines. Knowledgeable staff able to discuss wines, vineyards and food pairings through fun engaging stories. Only complaint was the service was slow - took 90 minutes to hours to taste 5 wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Dave S. Member Since 4/18/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/26/18 11:30 AM

As always, Walt exceeded our expectations. Been a member for many years and keep coming back for more. GREAT Pinot

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Stefanie G. Member Since 7/18/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/21/18 4:30 PM

Great wine, great location an ambiance.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Filomena W. Member Since 4/10/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 4/16/18 4:30 PM

Great wines and nice variety for tasting. Would have been nice if they had a few “off” menu wines I would have liked to try to compare to other wines from the same vineyard

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael H. Member Since 2/11/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/25/18 12:30 PM

Chris was our host and we had a great time with him.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer B. Member Since 3/6/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 3/16/18 2:00 PM

Tasting Room Associates were gracious, considerate and accommodating. Love the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike B. Member Since 11/3/2017
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 2/24/18 11:00 AM

Excellent Customer Service by the entire staff. The Pinots were excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug R. Member Since 10/11/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/24/18 11:00 AM

We are club members and thoroughly enjoy Walt wines. The tasting experience is top notch. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the wines and tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jody N. Member Since 2/6/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/23/18 11:30 AM

As always, great wine and great service. Nice to go on a weekday when its not so crowded and the staff has a chance to interact with you. They work hard and get swamped on the weekends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
La Tache T. Member Since 10/25/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/18/18 11:00 AM

Loved this tasting. Michael was very hospitable, friendly and knowledgable. We didn't feel rushed at all and the wines are delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily L. Member Since 2/14/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/17/18 11:30 AM

This was my second visit to Walt. The first was with a few friends and this time I brought my mom and grandma, who were visiting from out of state. It was a sunny day so we were able to sit outside for the tasting. All of the wines were good of course and it was a nice start to our day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Simone A. Member Since 1/27/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/11/18 11:00 AM

Always an outstanding experience at Walt!! Melissa Crosby is extremely helpful, educated and downright AWESOME!!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg L. Member Since 10/16/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/03/18 3:30 PM

Great wines great atmosphere great hospitality

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John L. Member Since 2/1/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 2/02/18 1:30 PM

It's a relaxing place to taste extraordinary wines, the staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable of the varietals and it has become my go to wine, both chardonnay and pinot! And love going to lunch at the Girl and the Fig across the street and just learned you can do a wine paring with bites from the Fig and the Girl. I purposely have my shipments set-up for pick-up so I can enjoy the experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily S. Member Since 1/26/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 1/27/18 1:00 PM

Great time at Walt Wines with friends! The wines were delicious and we were excited to see so many pinot noirs on the menu. They have a lot of outdoor seating, which is nice on a beautiful day. And they are super close to Downtown Sonoma, other tasting rooms, and great restaurants. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cesar P. Member Since 2/29/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 1/13/18 1:00 PM

We really liked the format of the tasting and learning the differences between Oregon, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara PN. You have wonderful PN at a good price, and we decided to join your club. Thank you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Beth G. Member Since 8/26/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 1/14/18 2:00 PM

Attentive, informative & lots of fun! Been a member since Rosseler days & still Love & bring new people

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
erik l. Member Since 12/27/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 12/28/17 12:30 PM

We are a member in the Walt Wine Club. We thoroughly enjoy their wines and they treated us excellently during our tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alfred S. Member Since 5/5/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 12/01/17 11:00 AM

We always enjoy visiting Walt Wines. The offer some of our favorite wines. The hospitality is wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy P. Member Since 9/28/2017
Root 101 - A Single Vineyard Exploration on 11/10/17 2:00 PM

A great exploration of the pinot noir varietal in the United States, and the little bites from The Girl & the Fig were very nice.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Alfred S. Member Since 5/5/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 11/03/17 11:00 AM

Great Pinots! From Willamet Valley thru to Santa Rita Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff W. Member Since 9/18/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/22/17 1:30 PM

We were there two years ago and fell in love with the wine. The wine this year was not as good and we were shocked at the increase in the prices. We had planned to purchase a case to take home with us, but we didn't due to the price and selections available. The people also were not as friendly as before.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lisa S. Member Since 9/24/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 10/02/17 11:00 AM

One of our favorite tasting experiences!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd O. Member Since 2/26/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/16/17 11:00 AM

Great wines and lovely outside ambience. Disappointing service!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jan R. Member Since 9/15/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/16/17 11:30 AM

Beautiful calm environment. Great server David. Love love love. I will return

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Becky M. Member Since 10/6/2011
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/15/17 4:30 PM

The wines were delicious and hospitality was warm and welcoming!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff J. Member Since 8/27/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/08/17 4:30 PM

We did several winery visits including Hall (same company different brand). This is a nice tasting room in Sonoma Plaza. I really enjoy visiting wineries more then tasting rooms.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tom S. Member Since 6/9/2015
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/06/17 4:00 PM

Melissa and Chris were great hosts.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
celeste c. Member Since 5/26/2017
WALT Wines Tasting on 9/03/17 2:00 PM

We LOVE the wine! However, the past 2 visits our reservation was not recognized (we had confirmation). It was a HOT upon arrival and we were offered 2 options: stand at the bar or sit outside in the heat - neither acceptable. They finally did seat us inside where all the tables were "reserved" - yet during our tasting, only 4 people showed up to occupy those seats - many vacant. Not so welcoming.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Joseph and Teresa L. Member Since 1/7/2014
WALT Wines Tasting on 8/26/17 11:00 AM

We had a very pleasant and enjoyable tasting. Our server, Christine was wonderful. Extremely helpful and informative. She provided excellent service. Walt wines are fabulous. Well worth the stop.

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

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Walt Wines
380 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 6/25 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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