Larson Family Winery
Larson Family Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At Larson Family Winery, we blend our passion for winemaking with our hard-working, fun-loving country lifestyle as seamlessly as we blend our wines. We know lots about Sonoma, our family has been farming here since 1877. Today, we are a place where there is fun for the whole family, plus your dogs are welcome too! Enjoy a picnic, play bocce and visit our three Labs and farm animals – all while enjoying our vineyard views and award-winning wines. Our mission is “To create great memories”, so come on down to our working winery and historic property, where there is always something to see and something special to sip.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles189 reviews
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Dave C
Vacaville, CA5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We were members of Larson for years and enjoyed the quaint, family-friendly winery. But throughout the years they have "changed" into just another overpriced money grabbing Napa winery.

During the shutdowns, they implemented a no outside food policy, "for our safety and local health regulations." But they sold food there that is apparently safer than my food from home. We instead had to go out front and have a picnic in the parking lot to eat our food.

Okay, understood but we canceled our membership for the time being because we had no plans to visit the winery with such restrictions.

Napa county recently when to a lower restricted tier so I called and was excited to renew our membership in hopes they allow outside food. I was informed their outside food policy is now an internal policy no longer related to "my safety or local health regulations". However, you can buy their own food and sounds like this will be a long standing policy.

Looks like they saw the revenue coming in from their inside food sales and decided It was looking too good and changed their policy. A long standing Napa winery tradition of friends and family bringing goodies to eat and share can not happen there but we can instead buy their premade sandwiches.

PLEASE LARSON, consider allowing outside food again!
Written May 10, 2021
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KARast
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Larson was our first stop coming into Sonoma. It was a beautiful day and not very crowded which was nice. Brian took care of us and took us on a tour. It’s a family run business and that shows. Wines were very good. I became a wine club member after our visit.
Written November 1, 2023
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Nancy A
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I can't understand why some reviews say the wine is good. This place had the worst wines I ever tried. Only one, the white blend, was decent. The reds were harsh and gave us a stomach ache. The only redeeming thing about Larson Winery was the setting. It is relaxed and has nice views. I wanted to go here because of the good reviews, but was very disappointed.
Written May 14, 2024
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Hi Nancy, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry our wines didn't meet your expectations. Your comments are valuable, and we'll use them to improve. Our crew works hard to produce high-quality, gold medal-winning wines, and we apologize if we fell short during your visit. We're glad you enjoyed our setting and views. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you. Hayden Puryear Tasting Room Manager Larson Family Winery
Written May 16, 2024
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Jeff R
Tampa, FL32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We visited yesterday like we have for the last three years when visiting Sonoma. Larson has decent wines but we have always come back for the laid back atmosphere and the ability to sit outside for a picnic. I will say that the gentlemen doing our tasting, Tony, could not have been more pleasant. No issues with him at all.

We walked in with food in hand and were immediately greeted very rudely by the operations manager, Don. He was very concerned with telling us that it was $10 per person to sit on the tables outside to eat our lunch. I told him our plan was to buy a bottle of wine for lunch and then do a tasting after lunch. He said if we went outside it was $10 per person even if we got a bottle of wine so we might as well pay $15 per person for the tasting outside. Our lunch was getting cold, so we just agreed to the tasting fee.

We walked outside and there were about 6 people total out there so I am not sure what the nonsense is about charging to sit at a table. We have been to much nicer wineries that will allow you to buy a bottle and sit outside for lunch. Very strange.

After lunch, we bought three bottles of wine but Don refused to waive any tasting fees because they had to do "table service". Suddenly, that is any different from the hundreds of wineries who do table service and waive tasting fees with purchases.

This has never been our experience with Larson in the past, but we have never seen Don before. We will not be back. There are too many great wineries to go where the guy in charge is so rude. You may want to consider keeping Don behind the scenes.
Written June 8, 2016
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Katie M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We stopped by Larson Family Winery at around 2pm on a Sunday. It was fairly busy given the beautiful day, but we had no problem purchasing a bottle of wine and heading to their back patio to hang out. It's a very family and group friendly atmosphere with picnic tables, lawn games, and a gorgeous view of the vineyards. You can bring food from the outside, but drinks need to be purchased onsite. We loved how casual it was and the staff was great! We stayed for a couple hours just soaking in the great weather and enjoying a great Chardonnay. We played ladder golf, walked through the vineyard to take pictures, and just enjoyed being in wine country. This is a must go!
Written April 27, 2015
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Jackie
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Came here bc we needed a laid-back spot for us worn-out parents to relax with things for the kids to do. This is the place- beautiful land, good wine, cute labs, and games for kids/ adults. Sat under the patio at a large picnic table with a nice breeze. No-nonsense Bob served us- shared good info on the wines and some fun stories about his police days in SF. Would recommend this winery for families!!
Written July 18, 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed our family and dog friendly environment. Come back for some more wine and relaxation soon. Cheers.
Written September 11, 2019
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dlm1030
Juno Beach, FL62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This family farm vineyard is waaaaayyyyyy down the end of Millerick Rd. There's even a sign that states "You're almost there" in case you thought you missed it. The three labs are just adorable and the cab named after them (not actually the three that are there but...) is really good. You can choose a flight of 5 of your choices from a very big list, or taste 5 from their reserve. All worth the trip.
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you for leaving this great review! We're glad you found us down Millerick Road.
Written June 6, 2019
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Karvb12
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Beautiful grounds, especially for families. However the young male server needs some training on how to pour a properly sized tasting sample. We opted to taste the 6 samples from the reserve list and we were only poured one ounce servings. Definitely not worth the price we paid or even enough to decide if we liked the wine!
Written September 5, 2018
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Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed the scenic, family-friendly wine experience. We strive to share all our wines with our guests, and to also follow our permitting regulations. One ounce pours are fairly standard in the industry. You're also welcome to enjoy our wines by the glass while you sit in the sun. We hope you'll come back to see us again. Cheers.
Written April 11, 2019
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K O
Charleston, WV44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Jimmy knew what he was talking about, and the winery knows how to make great wine! To enhance the Wine Tasting experience at this old western ranch, Jimmy had us settle in under the huge outdoor, covered “Tasting Room”, then proceeded to relate the interesting history of the ranch. As he poured each wine and told us about them, he would throw in additional interesting tidbits about the ranch. It was a great way to start our Sonoma wine tasting experience, and was actually the best wine of our day! I’m glad we joined the wine club at Larson.

By the way, there is no need to have any concerns that the recent fires will adversely impact your visit to the area. You will see “scars” on the hillsides left by the fires, but I doubt you will find any reason that the fires changed your plans for a wonderful visit.
Written November 4, 2017
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Thank you very much for your review and for sharing the conditions in Sonoma. We are so glad you loved learning about our ranch and that you enjoyed the wine! Welcome to the family!
Written November 29, 2017
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tedioustommo
High Wycombe, UK317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
The first of three vineyard visits during our day trip from San Francisco and we wished we'd bought some of their excellent wine.
Bob has a very dry sense of humour needing concentration not to get caught out. Wish we'd spent more time and invested.
Going to have to come back now.
P.S. hope everyone there is OK and not harmed by the fires.
Written October 12, 2017
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Thanks for your review! We are ok, luckily! Definitely come back and enjoy, the air has cleared up. :)
Written October 23, 2017
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