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Ravenswood Winery

18701 Gehricke Road, Off Lovall Valley Road, Sonoma, CA
707 933-2332
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Ranked #18 of 67 activities in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Ravenswood was the first winery my husband and I have ever visited because the name sounded very familiar. The property is amazing and so peaceful. Merrill helped us out behind the counter and he's great at what he does. Not knowing much about wine, he was very patient and very informative. In the end, we bought a glass of wine... More

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Atherton, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

While Ravenswood has kept up with the competition, expanding since I last visited their original tasting room decades ago, I was pleased that the quality of the wine and the essence of who they are has not been lost. Zinfandel lovers will not be disappointed. The rosato also is nice. Fabulous views from their patio beckon visitors to relax and... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Completely surpassed my expectations. I expected something commercial, given how common Ravenswood is in grocery stores. But the winery was small and intimate, the tasting was wonderful with very generous pours, very friendly people working there. We enjoyed a cheese plate with a couple glasses of wine on the back patio and had a wonderful time.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Excellent visit to Ravenswood with friendly service and nice views. This winery had great wine that covered a lot of ground. True, they obviously specialize in Zinfandels, but our tasting had 2 whites, a rose and a muscat in addition to the four Zins poured. All were very good. I think the fee was $10 or $15 but was waived... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

A friend with great wine sensibility told us that Ravenswood was our ONLY "must-do" in Sonoma. I was skeptical because I knew they were a high-volume winery and I expected a very commercial experience. This was precisely the opposite. We were warmly welcomed, and Peter customized to some specific wines that our friend had recommended. We decided to sign up... More

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New York City, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We took friends to Ravenswood based on its reputation for being casual and laid-back, like California Wine Country has always been (but maybe less and less so over in Napa Valley). The wine was great and our pourer was friendly, informative, and funny. We all really enjoyed our experience.

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The tour presents the organic small house vintages, not the massive 800,000 bottle operation. While the winemaking is no longer done on premises, the setting is rustic with a lot of charm, and the hosts are friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I always make it our business to visit Ravenswood when we are in Sonoma. Our first time there, I reserved a blending session w Peter... A fantastic experience that every person who loves wine should try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Enjoyed the tasting room, learned a lot about Zins and the history behind the winery. Great customer service and no pressure, just enjoy the wine. Make sure you ask about their slogan--no wimpy wines.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Ravenswood Winery! Uncle Bob, you rock! Great time! Definitely our favorite winery.

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