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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
James and Stephanie P. Member Since 7/19/2018
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 8/9/2018
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 2/28/2014
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 8/5/2018
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 1/7/2014
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 5/2/2015
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 7/27/2018
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 6/20/2018
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 1/23/2018
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 3/1/2018
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
James T. Member Since 6/11/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/28/18 4:00 PM

The people at Walt and Walt wines are always top notch. This was our second time there and it was as much fun as the first. The wines are always exceptional. We will always visit Walt whenever we are in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Walt F. Member Since 7/21/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/23/18 11:00 AM

we sent the following to our host at Walt Wines: I couldn't go without sending you a note about our family's experience at Walt Wines with you. It is indeed nice to know that my namesake in Sonoma is doing us all proud with his wines. That being said, we know of the Hall label, but not of the quality and range of Walt Wines. Sometimes people get a rich impression of their first tasting of the va

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chuck P. Member Since 7/9/2016
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/26/18 2:30 PM

Great backyard location. Smart and friendly staff. Great wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gene G. Member Since 5/21/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/10/18 11:00 AM

We had an excellent tasting hosted by Craig. Craig is probably the most knowledgeable person we have met in the valley. Really great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa A. Member Since 6/27/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/30/18 1:30 PM

As always, a wonderful experience and looking forward to celebrating my birthday there on 7/14 for the Girl and the Fig food pairing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark W. Member Since 6/25/2018
WALT Wines Tasting on 7/01/18 1:30 PM

Loved sitting outside next to a beautiful tree eating our picnic lunch and enjoying Walt wine with good company. What could be better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
alicia h. Member Since 7/13/2011
WALT Wines Tasting on 6/27/18 4:30 PM

Lovely backyard area for sipping on wine. Our flight had been delayed and we ended up getting lost getting to our hotel, so we were so relieved to get to Walt and be able to drink amazing wines and relax. Lovely people, no pressure, just good wine....

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
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

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