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8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
707-833-4500
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Original, organic and orgasmic have been used to describe this local's...
Original, organic and orgasmic have been used to describe this local's wine country hidden gem. You have to experience what they offer. Open every day except Tuesdays service from 11:30 a.m. straight through until 9 p.m. Very authentic flavors of Spain considering the Chef/owner is Spanish Basque. You should really attend his Chef's Basque dinner on the second Thursday of every month! Family style the way the Basque restaurants of San Francisco of yesteryear used to serve. 7 courses brought to the table in tureens & platters for all to share. Much from the Chef's organic gardens nearby. Treasures from local farmers, ranchers & fisherpeople. Chef Esteban prepares & presents each course. $45 per person including Chef's homemade wines crafted from his certified organic grapes! Limited seating so reservations are a must!
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Meh

Okay food and service was slow. I think you can find a much better place to have a meal in the area but it took the edge off of the sugar high from all of the local wine tastings

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Kenwood, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Always enjoy going to Vineyards Inn for dinner. Never disappointed! The menu is partly Basque cuisine. Their Margaritas are fantastic. The view of near by vineyards is beautiful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Okay food and service was slow. I think you can find a much better place to have a meal in the area but it took the edge off of the sugar high from all of the local wine tastings

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Kenwood, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Average Mexican food but great margaritas. Selection of food is good, the prices are reasonable and the service is right on top of everything. Very comfortable and appropriate for family dining.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We really enjoy tapas style meals where we can share and enjoy. Great variety of dishes and all have been GREAT!!!

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sebastopol, ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stopped here on the way to an event... had some time and friends told us they had great margaritas. Nope. Margaritas were very so-so. Didn't have a fresh taste. Alcohol wasn't very strong. Just nothing special. Got some chips and salsa... they mistaken brought us guacamole as well. Yikes. Guac was just a liquidy green with no flavor. Definitely do... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I love this restaurant, located in the Sonoma Valley situated between the town of Sonoma and Santa Rosa.

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Sonoma, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Once a month on a Thursday the owner/chef of this restaurant prepares a 7 or 8 course Prix Fixe Basque dinner served family style. I had the pleasure of going in February. The food was outstanding. The chef comes out to describe each dish as it is served. House red and house white wines made by the chef are served... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm sorry to say that the Vineyard Inn has taken a nosedive. The service was sloppy, but that's okay. My meal was icy cold on the outer edges and became warmer as I reached the center. This is not good. Upon leaving, I noticed the filthy carpet going up the stairs. It actually has silver snail trails on the lower... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I know reviews of this are all over the map, but our last visit was terrific. Huge, varied menu, house-made wine on tap plus others. We had 4 items that were all great and their-made Merlot that was good too. The service was fine and there were 3 large table of guests and a couple others.

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Santa Rosa, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I shared a great paella at Vineyard inn. We have made this spot one of our favorite places in Kenwood. Excellent food here and service is just fine too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Kenwood
  • Phone Number: 707-833-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

Original, organic and orgasmic have been used to describe this local's wine country hidden gem. You have to experience what they offer. Open every day except Tuesdays service from 11:30 a.m. straight through until 9 p.m. Very authentic flavors of Spain considering the Chef/owner is Spanish Basque. You should really attend his Chef's Basque dinner on the second Thursday of every month! Family style the way the Basque restaurants of San Francisco of yesteryear used to serve. 7 courses brought to the table in tureens & platters for all to share. Much from the Chef's organic gardens nearby. Treasures from local farmers, ranchers & fisherpeople. Chef Esteban prepares & presents each course. $45 per person including Chef's homemade wines crafted from his certified organic grapes! Limited seating so reservations are a must!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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