Donelan Family Wines, Santa Rosa

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#17 of 27 in Wineries in Santa Rosa
Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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We are a small, boutique winery in Sonoma County producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. We have elected to prize quality over all other factors. Simply put, we think wine should taste great. We are committed to deepening the general appreciation of and accessibility to remarkable wines and are tireless in our pursuit of quality.

Joe Donelan cultivated a wine appreciation for nearly 30 years before combining a passion for relationships and wine by partnering to form Pax Wine Cellars with the 2000 vintage. Now under the family name, Donelan Wines, we are committed to producing inimitable wines that showcase the individuality and splendor of Sonoma County terroir.

Our family believes that everyone deserves to experience a great bottle of wine, whether you’re an enthusiast with an extensive cellar collection, food and wine lover seeking out unforgettable epicurean delights, or entirely new to the world of wine. Fueling the efforts of every member of our team is a genuine desire to guide others on their discovery of great wine.
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  • Having lived in CA for 19 years, we've explored the wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Paso Robles, etc., from tiny shops to gaudy palaces (with a long line). The Donelan tasting room was a bit....  more
    Having lived in CA for 19 years, we've explored the wine regions of Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Paso Robles, etc., from tiny shops to gaudy palaces (with a long line). The Donelan tasting room was a bit....  more »
  • This is a nice in depth tasting of syrah. There are a few other varieties, but syrah is the star. Meats/cheese accompany the tasting. I would prefer if all tastes of each varietal were poured... 
    This is a nice in depth tasting of syrah. There are a few other varieties, but syrah is the star. Meats/cheese accompany the tasting. I would prefer if all tastes of each varietal were poured...  more »
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  • A really friendly and helpful family run winery. What makes them even better is the quality of their wines. It is not unusual that each year some of their releases are rated in the high 90s by Wine Advocate and others. A sure bet winner if you are interested in a Rhone Ranger type wine. Try it and you will love it.
  • Intimate tasting experience! Incredible selection of wines...Tripp took our small group through a delightful tasting and tour. They have an impressive offering for such a small family owned operation. Their pinots and syrahs are unparalleled in my opinion. And they just released an impeccably fresh rose that my wife can't get enough of. My wine locker is quickly filling up with Donelan bottles!

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