Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards.To visit Kenwood Vineyards and other attractions in Kenwood, use our Kenwood day trip website.
Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.
In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious.
Kenwood Vineyards reviews
We enjoyed the wine tasting and the interaction with the staff. The staff was friendly and engaging, and knowledgeable about the wine. We visited during the pandemic and experienced the wine tasting..... more »
This vineyard offers a low key easy tasting. The barn they serve in is beautiful. The wines are complex and tasty, yet at a very reasonable price point - even by non Napa/Sonoma standards. The people.... more »
Is there an echo in here? I feel like all I can say is “ditto” re: the awesome staff and great wines. This is one of the wineries that my wife and I automatically add to our visit list when we visit CA wine country. We dropped by about a week ago after being away for 13 years (this was our third visit) and the experience was just as amazing this time as the last. Cool people, great wines. As for review that say “stingy pours,” a few things: one, if you’re nice to the person presenting the wines it’s amazing how generous they can be (not with larger pours, but maybe letting you taste stuff not on the menu), and two, you’re tasting, not drinking, which is why it’s called a “tasting room”. Taste and enjoy at the winery, drink in a restaurant or at home. Just sayin’.
The wine is good, no doubt, but it doesn't particularly stand out in a day of tastings up and down the valley. The staff, on the other hand, does stand out. Everyone that we spoke to here talked to us like we were long lost best friends. They were as polite and funny as could be, which made the entire experience a ton of fun. Everyone we talked with was a long time local with a very well trained knowledge of wine, but they told us about it and answered questions like a casual conversation rather than a class or one sided discussion. Great people!
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