7 Bike-Friendly Sonoma County Wineries

One of the best aspects of touring Sonoma County on bike is visiting our abundance of amazing wineries that have a laid back and casual vibe. Here are our top 7 favorite wineries to visit while cycling in the area based upon the following:

  • Welcome small groups of cyclists
  • Have a bike rack or space for parking bikes in plain view
  • Provide a water faucet or jug to refill water bottles
  • Will ship small quantities of wine so you don’t have to lug it around

Preston Farm and Vineyard

Located off of West Dry Creek Road, one of the best places for cycling in Sonoma County. Preston is a fantastic spot for grabbing a bottle of wine, walking around the organic farm and having a relaxing picnic in the gardens. 

Region: Dry Creek Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b42N4sZB7DE2
Website: https://www.prestonvineyards.com/
Features: Farm, bocce ball, gardens, picnic areas, bike rack
Wine Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Rousanne, Barbera, Zinfandel, Cinsault, Syrah


Martorana Family Winery

With their beautifully designed tasting room built into a landscaped hill, nicely maintained bocce courts and a creekside location, it’s a wonderful place to spend some time.  

Region: Dry Creek Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/rrRgywvGx792
Website: http://www.martoranafamilywinery.com/
Features: Creek, bocce ball, wine cave, living roof, picnic tables
Wine Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon


Iron Horse Vineyards

Overlooking gorgeous rolling vineyard hills, this is one of the best places for views while wine tasting outside. Don't let the gravelly and bumpy road stop you from visiting.

Region: Green Valley - Russian River
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XtRtiFZtfpK2
Website: http://www.ironhorsevineyards.com/
Features: Hill top outdoor bar, views
Wine Varietals: Sparkling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir


Medlock Ames

A welcoming well crafted modern space with a fantastic speakeasy bar that opens when the tasting room closes. 

Region: Alexander Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/3afCA8Pae332
Website: http://www.medlockames.com/
Features: Garden, patio, bar, bike rack
Wine Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon


Arista

Superb purveyors of high-quality Pinot Noir and one of the prettiest landscaped gardens in the area, it’s hard not to fall in love here. 

Region: Russian River Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dn3cQw5AXw42
Website: https://www.aristawinery.com/
Features: Japanese garden, picnic areas
Wine Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir


Inman Family Wines

The Inman family are unbelievably welcoming to cyclists and produce top notch organically farmed Pinot. By appointment only, they are truly dedicated to sustainability and go out of their way to give you a unique experience. 

Region: Russian River Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/DWXsFS37YnF2
Website: http://www.inmanfamilywines.com/
Features: Patio, barrel room, electric car charger, bike rack
Wine Varietals: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir


Family Wineries of Dry Creek

The only cooperative tasting room in the area, six locally owned family wineries share a space that has something for everyone and an expansive picnic area overlooking the lovely valley. 

Region: Dry Creek Valley
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/3Qzfx8owVoT2
Website: http://www.familywineriesdrycreek.com/
Features: Picnic areas, views
Wine Varietals: Many! 


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