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Viansa Winery and Italian Marketplace

25200 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
1-800-995-4740
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Ranked #26 of 67 Activities in Sonoma
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Picnicking
Description: A visit to this Italian-style villa-cum-winery will make you think you've traveled to Tuscany.
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Viansa winery is one of my favorites in the Sonoma valley! I love it so much that it is the only wine club I joined. While I tend to favor their whites, my friends happily accept their reds as gifts for various occasions. Recently, I gifted a bottle of Pinot Noir to a Friend who is affectionately called a wine... More

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San Jose, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This winery was founded by Sam Sebastiani and his wife. The name is a combination of their names. It's now on its fourth or fifth owners; been in bankruptcy twice. That's gotta tell you something, right? Not as corporate as Rams Gate a short distance south; but less than friendly. On my recent visit, the two tasting associates spent more... More

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United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have been to many wineries and this rates on the bottom of our list. Our host was to say it nicely, abrasive. While she helped us we heard her be rude to several customers who decided to leave. In fact the host was actually telling them to go to another winery, Jacuzzi Wines as they winery had a wedding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

  Viansa makes some beautiful distinctive wines, all from Italian grapes.  We are used to hearing about Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Napa, but what Viansa grows have names like Arneis, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Vernaccia….different grapes that create different flavors. YUM! YUM! We enjoyed this tasting on the lovely hilltop veranda, overlooking the wetlands, munching on a turkey panini, fresh... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

3 of us stopped by for some gourmet sandwiches, very good wines and great views. We were not disappointed. You just can't beat sitting out on the patio on a beautiful day, enjoying everything about the experience. If you are a pilot, which all 3 of us are, there is small airport in the valley below where you can watch... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The winery itself is not expansive, but it is well curated and the grounds are very nice. The main building for visitors is perched up on a hill, so there is also a nice view of the rolling vineyards and surrounding Sonoma valleys, making it a nice place to have some wine while taking in a view. Overall, good wine,... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent vibe, great shop, everything you need to enjoy great wine , great cheese , great bread, great settings, great location, we get to walk trough the place and fell like your in Tuscany, great memories

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is our fourth trip to Sonoma county and we decided to visit wineries we missed in the past. The grounds of Viansa are breath-taking. The architecture is magnificent in an old-world way. No wonder why this is a popular wedding site. The wines match the view from the Tasting Room terrace. Carlos, our host, provided us with a wide... More

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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Viansa is one of the first wineries that travelers to Sonoma Wine Country will encounter and it's views of the surrounding hills, valley, and marshlands are world class. The walk up to the tasting room through vineyards and Tuscan inspired architecture, all the way to the elaborate patio with outdoor seating, open space, and the aforementioned view is enough to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful views and property. Great wines, though pricey and since we were on bikes we didn't buy any. Good lunch. Absolutely amazing views. Of the wineries we visited this stands out as the most beautiful.

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