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Founded in 1857, Buena Vista Carneros is California’s oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to an outstanding Tasting Room & Visitor’s Center. 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma  800.678.8504

Six generations of the Bundschu family have farmed this estate vineyard at the southernmost tip of Sonoma Valley. Just five minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Vineyard Excursions, Cave Tastings and Educational Tours of the sustainably-farmed vineyard are available by appointment. 2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma 707.938.5277

Family owned and operated since 1904, Kunde Family Estate produces ultra-premium, estate-grown, and sustainably farmed wines in the finest traditions of the renowned Sonoma Valley. The estate is comprised of a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and 1,850 contiguous acres, of which 700 acres are planted to more than twenty different varieties of wine grapes. 9825 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood (707) 833-5501

Nestled like jewels at the center of Chateau St. Jean, “The Chateau” and gardens convey the beauty and grace that distinguish both the winery and its Sonoma County wines. In 1920, “The Chateau” was built as a summer home for Ernest and Maude Goff, and their children. “The Chateau” was fully restored and opened to the public in 1973. It has since been listed in the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The fishponds in the shape of Lakes Michigan and Huron, and the arched footbridge, delight visitors just as they did 80 years ago. 8555 Sonoma Highway (Highway 12), Kenwood (707) 833-4134

At the foothills of Sugarloaf Ridge, part of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the grace, harmony and excitement that is Sonoma County. The 20-acre estate effortlessly blends California mission-style architecture with natural beauty: panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and sun pouring on well-tended landscaped gardens. 101 Adobe Canyon Rd. Kenwood 707-833-0053

Emerging like a gothic blast from the past out of acres of rolling vineyards and pastoral calm, Ledson Estates 16,000 square foot French Normandy winery is known as “The Castle” around the world. Boasting beautifully appointed hand-crafted tasting bars, impeccable grounds with picnic areas shadowed by 100-year old majestic oak trees, a fully stocked gourmet market as well as a tasteful clothing and gift boutique–the Ledson Winery is the breathtaking backdrop for an afternoon picnic or a weekend getaway. 7335 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12), Kenwood. (707) 537-3810