777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
PHONE 707.939.4500

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Open: 10 AM - 5 PM daily

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate epitomizes the pioneering spirit of Sonoma Valley winemaking. The oldest operating winery in Glen Ellen, explore the estate’s  historic stone barrel cellar, 100-year-old-vine zinfandel vineyards, remodeled tasting room, sunny patios and picnic tables tucked under ancient olive trees. Experience small-lot wines and wine country relaxation in an incomparable setting.  Experience their new culinary offerings and pair them with estate wines or explore their Reserve Tasting of highly limited Estate and Reserve wines.

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate invites you to visit their sister property, Lake Sonoma Winery. Lake Sonoma Winery is located just steps from the Historic Sonoma Plaza and features sub-appellated wines, a new culinary experience and an outdoor patio with fire pit.

Lake Sonoma Winery
134 Church St, Sonoma CA 95476
(Entry off of the Sonoma Square between Sign of the Bear and Fairmont Gallery)


Tasting Experiences

Our contemporary tasting room honors the Estate's rich history in a fusion of rustic warmth and modern style. Ease into rich leather armchairs, sip and savor at an ancient oak table, taste at our expansive bar, or on the relaxing patio adjacent to our bocce court! 

WALKING TOUR & TASTES
Offered daily 11 am and 3 pm. Join us as we stroll through the historic grounds while tasting through the daily flight of wines. View old vine vineyards, an original stone barrel cellar, Heritage Tree No. 11 and stunning open vistas.

$25 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 COMPLEMENTARY

Reservations Required - Parties of 8 or more.

 

TASTING BAR
Our seated Tasting Bar provides our guests with a more casual experience. Visitors to the Tasting Bar enjoy five wines in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Our current flight features exclusive vineyard small lot wines coming from the historic Madrone Vineyards which were originally planted in 1863. We focus on showcasing the unique terroir, viticulture and wine practices by highlighting unique varietals and verticals of the estate wines. Accommodates up to 12 guests.

$15 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 COMPLEMENTARY

 

SALON TASTING
Our contemporary tasting room honors the Estate's rich history in a fusion of rustic warmth and modern style. Ease into rich leather armchairs, sip and savor at an ancient oak table, or just relax at your own private table. Our current flight features exclusive vineyard small lot wines coming from the historic Madrone Vineyards which were originally planted in 1863.  Accommodates up to 25 guests.

$15 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 COMPLEMENTARY

Reservations Required - Parties of 10 or more.

 

PATIO TASTING
Experience the Sonoma wine country lifestyle. Our sunny patio awaits you! Enjoy our daily selections of small-production wines with local cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments amidst our 100-year-old zinfandel vines. Weather Permitting. 

$25 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 COMPLEMENTARY

Reservations Required - Parties of 10 or more.

 

RESERVE TASTING & TOUR
Passion for the most handcrafted and sought-after wines we produce is what our Reserve Tasting expresses. Discover Valley of the Moon, our rich history on an Estate tour through century old Zinfandel vines and the original barrel cellar built in 1886. Enjoy a seated, private tasting of Estate & Reserve wines served in varietal specific stemware. Includes pairing with local cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments. Accommodates up to two groups of 10.

$55 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $40

Reservations Required.

 

BOCCE COURT WITH VINEYARD VIEWS
Weather permitting, two-hour limit. Accommodates up to 20 guests. Bottle service available, minimum of one bottle per two guests.

Reservations Required.

 

OLIVE GROVE
Experience the Sonoma wine country lifestyle. Enjoy our flight of the day with local cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments, as you relax and soak up the gorgeous scenery in our Olive Grove, located in front of our historic Barrel Cellar. Weather permitting, two-hour limit. Accommodates up to 20 guests. $25 or bottle service available, minimum of one bottle per two guests.

 

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Celebrate your decadent side with a flight featuring five wines as you experience how adding specially-selected chocolates to a tasting can make for a unique wine-pairing experience. Accommodates up to 20 guests.

$30 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $24

 

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING
We believe that wine, food, and friends belong at the table together, and our culinary program unifies all three. Experience the Sonoma wine country lifestyle. Delight in five wines perfectly paired with local artisan cheeses and accompaniments as you relax in our recently renovated tasting room, or take in the breathtaking view on our expansive patio. Weather permitting. Accommodates up to 20 guests.

$30 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $24

 

WINE 101: THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO WINE
Although this class is for beginners, the depth of knowledge you will receive is extensive. Here at Valley of the Moon at Madrone Estate you will build your wine knowledge in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. You’ll learn a structured approach to tasting wine, so you can taste like the pros. You will learn how to read a wine label, how to judge wine for appearance, aroma, and taste. You’ll learn how to understand the key influences on style and a wine’s structure, and a wine’s key distinctions among the major grape varietals. You will sample 5 wines in the class.

$35 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $28

Reservations Required. Friday thru Sunday, Class -  2 to 4 pm.

 

SENSORY EVALUATION OF WINE
Learn how to improve your tasting ability.  You’ll learn how to see, smell, and taste wine, in a whole new way!  A sense-by-scent approach to understanding what it is about wine that you love and how to describe it.  You will extend your wine vocabulary, and discover how your individual sense of smell and taste works together.   You will sample 5 wines in the class.

$35 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $28

Reservations Required. Friday thru Sunday, Class -  2 to 4 pm.

 

WINE AFFINITIES
Ever wonder what pairs well with different varietals.  You’ll see, smell and taste your way thru 5 wines in this class and learn the process of pairing food dishes with wine to enhance the dining experience. The main concept behind pairings is that certain elements (such as texture and flavor) in both food and wine interact with each other, and thus finding the right combination of these elements will make the entire dining experience more enjoyable. However, taste and enjoyment are very subjective and what may be a "textbook perfect" pairing for one taster could be less enjoyable to another.  We will have some fun.

$35 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $28

Reservations Required. Friday thru Sunday, Class -  2 to 4 pm.

*All tastings offer an optional cheese or charcuterie plate*

$20 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $15

*All tastings offer an optional plated lunch - Reservations Required*

$35 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $28

For reservations, please call (707) 939-4500 or reserve now.

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Wine & Culinary Offerings

We believe that wine, food, and friends all belong at the table together. Our culinary offerings unite all three. Choose from an Artisanal Cheese Plate, a Rustic Charcuterie Board, a Decadent Chocolate Pairing or a Gourmet Box Lunch and enjoy on our spacious patio or in our peaceful picnic grove.

Reservations required for groups of six or more guests.

 

ARTISANAL CHEESE PLATE
Sample artisan cheese selections, served with toasted Marcona almonds with rosemary sea salt, seasonal fruit compote, dried apricot, wild flower honey, rustic bakery crackers and herbs.

$20 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $16

 

RUSTIC CHARCUTERIE BOARD
Taste prosciutto, coppa, Wild Boar salami, roasted colossal garlic, warm bone marrow with zested parsley, served with mixed olives, pickled vegetables, whole grain mustard and rustic crostini.

$20 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $16

 

DECADENT CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Indulge in a seasonal selection of delicious dark and milk chocolates inspired by local vineyards and fruits.

$15 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $12

 

SEASONAL THREE-COURSE WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Thursday through Monday at 12:30
(Seating for up to 10 guests, reservations required.)

First Course:
Grilled Peach, Creamy Burata, Baby Arugula, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Paired with Valley of the Moon 2014 Pinot Blanc

Second Course:
Grilled Stuffed Artichoke with Zucchini Blossom Gently Filled with Fresh Mozzarella Curd
Paired with Stewart Family Estate 2014 Reserve Chardonnay

Third Course:
Braised Sonoma Mountain Short Ribs with Plum Sauce
Paired with Madrone 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel and Madrone 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

$45 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $36

 

ESTATE PREPARED GOURMET PLATED LUNCHES
Plated lunches are available daily by reservation only. Advance purchase is required. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

$35 PER GUEST | CLUB 1863 $28

 

Italian Muffuletta: 
Prosciutto, coppa, salami cotto, fontina cheese, olive spread and chopped, house-brined vegetables on a ciabatta role.

Bone-in Carved Ham & Brie Sandwich: 
With Dijon vinaigrette and seasonal fruit compote on a baguette.

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Sandwich: 
With shaved turkey, cheddar goat chese, Meyer Lemon yogurt, aioli with toasted Calabrian chile flakes on a potato bun.

Grilled Prawn Caesar Salad
Marinated and grilled prawn, baby butter lettuce, fennel-toasted croutons, diced tomatoes and cucumbers with a King Louie dressing.

*Gluten-free options are available upon request*

For reservations, please call (707) 939-4500 or reserve now.

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Amenities

Cheese Pairings, Educational Tastings, Estate Tours, Limos/Buses Welcome, Picnic Area, Seated Tastings, Special Events, Tours, Wine Club, Wine Tastings

Wines

Rosé, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Blanc-Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Proprietary Red Blend, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera, Old Vine Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon


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