Sebastiani Winery & Vineyards

Sebastiani has become synonymous with Sonoma. It is steeped in history and tradition and is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Sebastiani’s first century in Sonoma winemaking began when Samuele Sebastiani emigrated from the Tuscany region of Italy in 1895 and started Sebastiani nine years later. A stonemason by trade, he quarry-mined the Sonoma hills for cobblestones that were used to build the streets of San Francisco. He worked long hours and saved carefully to buy land in Sonoma County, from which he would make wine for the Sonoma community and San Francisco’s restaurants.

The winery was the only one in Sonoma County to continue operations through Prohibition, making a small amount of sacramental and medicinal wines. It has been joked, and perhaps with some grain of truth, that during this time there was a resurgence of people becoming very religious.

Tours offer a thorough look behind the scenes, from the wine presses to the aging tanks. The highlight is the collection of intricately hand-carved wine casks. The spacious tasting room-renovated and mordernized in 2001-is partly crafted from old wine tanks and offers a wid range of wines for tasting.

Today, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery advances its record of acclaim under the guidance of vintner and entrepreneur Bill Foley, who acquired the winery in 2008. As part of Foley Family Wines, Sebastiani will maintain its commitment to producing singular wines from the appellations of Sonoma County. Website at


Name: Sebastiani Winery & Vineyards
Address: 389 Fourth Street East
City: Sonoma
State: CA
ZIP: 95476
Phone: (707) 933-3230

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