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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great paella

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
Tom S
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Santa Rosa, California
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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sebastopol, ca
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
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 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had steak tacos here which were acceptable but in general the food here was more expensive and less value than other places on our trip.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went here for a quick bite - didn't expect to be blown over the very tasty tapas. We have been i Spain several times and had tapas here, but the tapas at the Vineyards Inn is absolutely yummi and comparative to the authentic in Spain. Too bad we didn't know this, otherwise we would have planned a real dinner here.... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Four of us stopped on a Friday about 1:00 for lunch on our way to a local winery. Only a couple of tables in the restaurant had guests. We were seated on the patio and were the only diners there. We ordered drinks and waited close to 10 minutes for 3 margaritas and a coke. We ordered our food and... More 

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Hiram, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stop...do not drive by.....pull in this unassuming roadside bar and grill and enjoy a great meal with smiling and attentive staff. My wife and I with three older daughters (19-26) went in for lunch based on a local resident recommendation and our tastebuds were impressed. Menu has a great mix of of styles, tastes, and flavors from American to SW... More 

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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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