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“If it weren't for our flight that night, you'd still find us there.”
Review of Ram's Gate Winery

Ram's Gate Winery
Ranked #24 of 106 things to do in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ram's Gate Winery embodies the convergence of great wine, design and hospitality. Situated at the historic gateway to the Carneros region, Ram's Gate was created with the belief that in a world obsessed with making things faster, where speed is valued above all else, a delicious wine is the way to press pause - to savor and enjoy what we love most. Amidst sweeping views of the surrounding vineyards, we offer a portfolio of estate and single vineyard wines made from the grapes of the region's marquee vineyards. Open Thursdays-Mondays, 11am-6pm by Appointment
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Ram's gate has to be one of the best atmospheres of any restaurant or winery I've ever seen. Though they are not technically making their own wine yet, they are bottling wine from other Caneros region wineries until their vines grown in a bit more, they have an amazing location with great views over the region. They are situated at the top of a lonesome hill in Sonoma which allows unobstructed views over what seems like miles and miles of vineyards. You can also see the Sonoma race track as well as hear cars there, which depending on your taste may or may not be desirable. The restaurant, or maybe it's just a lounge, we didn't look for food, is perfectly matched with this view as everything is incredibly open and airy and nothing seems to block your view. The property also has a lovely area next to a small pond with Adirondack chairs where you can enjoy your tasting and watch the ducks.

1  Thank Tyler L
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Ram's Gate is quite the impressive winery in the Carneros region of Sonoma. Located just off the highway if you're coming from SF, it's perched atop a hill and overlooks much of the surrounding valley and bay. Highlights include the spacious interior, which mixes contemporary and rustic design, and the food and wine pairings. Some wineries serve little bites with their wines, but you have a full menu here. Great decor, atmosphere, and a relaxing setting. Perfect place to visit on a weekend afternoon.

2  Thank mmeisner
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

This new addition ( a couple of years) at entrance of the Sonoma Valley is great stop to begin eating and drinking in a beautifully designed complex by Howard Bracken a highly regarded wine country architect. The interior is by Bay Area designer Orlando Dias Acuzy known for cozy plush chairs and couches. Think your dream living room and the ability to have a hundred guest at ease.

We stopped on our way to friends home further into the Valley. A glass of Pinot and a selection of several small plates of tasty food. No better way to start a trip in the Wine Country. The staff and service was up to standard and grounds were also part of a very good expiernce.

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Wonderful staff greeted us, and we felt well taken care of the entire visit. Very knowledgeable woman served us several tastings, and we also ordered a few plates of small bites to go along with the wines. Excellent, Excellent experience!

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Earlier this year, I wrote a complementary review about this place, warning readers to check it quickly because once popularity got established; it would never be the same. We stopped by this weekend on Saturday at 11 AM for a glass of wine and because of the windy patio, asked to sit in the enclosed area where there were several sofas, seats and tables vacant. With a total lack of hospitality and a real attitude, the staff person said there was no room and next time we should call for reservations, however we could stand at the wine tasting bar. Next time…? We left and went up the road to Gloria Ferrer Winery and had a nice glass of champagne on the veranda.

1  Thank Johnamcc
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