Experience

Thoughtful Pairings

As of Monday, October 16th, Ram’s Gate Winery is open our regular hours of
Thursdays through Mondays from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

We are incredibly grateful to share that the winery was unharmed by the devastating fires throughout Sonoma and Napa.

We are sending our best wishes to those impacted by the fire. Words cannot describe the tragedy impacting our community. 

To schedule an appointment at a future date, contact us by phone at (707) 721-8700, via email at Concierge@ramsgatewinery.com or book via our website below.

Whether it’s with delightful conversation or a delicious culinary experience, each Ram’s Gate Winery tasting is, at its core, a pairing. We offer a variety of ways to enjoy Ram’s Gate Winery, all designed to complement the wines with sweeping vineyard views, jovial company or crafted food pairings.

Appointments are required for each type of tasting, offered Thursdays through Mondays beginning at 11:00am. We invite you to read below or contact us at 707-721-8700 to speak in depth regarding your options – it will be our pleasure to connect you with just the experience you’re looking for.

Please take note that all members and guests at Ram’s Gate Winery must be at least 21 years of age, and we are unable to welcome pets with the exception of service animals.

Hours

Open by appointment

11am — 6pm Thursday through Monday

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Our Address

28700 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, CA 95476

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Members

Members receive complimentary wine flights or glasses and access to culinary pairings.

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Non-Member Guests

Read below for more information on our various winery experiences, or click to go straight to our Appointment page.

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Special Dates & Holidays

Sunday, December 10th – Closed for the Members’ Holiday Gala

Ram’s Gate Winery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Happy Holidays!

 

Wine Tastings

Palate Play

The art of wine and food pairing
at Ram's Gate Winery for 2-6 guests

“It begins with the wine.” So states our Executive Chef Taylr Behnam, whose pairings are each crafted to bring out the best in its corresponding Ram’s Gate wine. This wine-focused design applies to every part of Ram’s Gate Winery, which we invite you to explore in our Palate Play Wine & Food Pairing. Your experience highlights Chef Taylr’s vision through a tasting of five single-vineyard wines alongside their culinary pairings in a seated tasting.

$95 per person waived upon joining membership or with six-bottle purchase at the conclusion of the experience; available Thursday through Monday at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Please allow 90-120 minutes. As there is space for up to six people, you may be joining other guests for this visit.

Food pairings may include nuts, dairy, gluten and/or shellfish.

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Vineyard Designate Tasting & Tour

An in-depth look at the
highest tier of Ram's Gate wines

At Ram’s Gate Winery, we are honored and humbled to source fruit from the marquee vineyards of Sonoma and Carneros, resulting in an array of aromas, textures and flavors. These inspiring sites include Sonoma Coast’s famed Durell and Gap’s Crown Vineyards, Ulises Valdez’s admired Russian River portfolio, the Sangiacomo family’s Green Acres and Roberts Road Vineyards and, from Carneros, Hyde Vineyard, Hudson Ranch and our own estate vines. In this guided, seated tasting experience, savor five wines from our collection of vineyard designates, followed by a tour of our barrel hall, winemaking facilities and member-exclusive spaces.

$65 per guest waived with four-bottle purchase at the conclusion of the experience; please allow 60 minutes.

Is your group larger than eight? Read about our Group Tasting Experience here.

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The Appellation Collection

An experience ideal for first-time visitors

Discover the diverse terroirs of Sonoma and Carneros in this guided, four-wine flight. Featuring current releases from both our Appellation and Single Vineyard Collections, your seated tasting takes place alongside a backdrop of sweeping vineyard and winery vistas.

$40 per guest waived with two-bottle purchase at the conclusion of the experience; please allow 45 minutes.

Is your group larger than eight? Read about our Group Tasting Experience here.

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Group Tastings

Winery tour and guided
seated tasting experience for 9-20 guests

Begin with a private tour of the winery – splash of wine in-hand, of course – before relaxing at our marble Demonstration Table. Enjoy a seated tasting of three wines selected from our Appellation and Single Vineyard collections as your Wine Guide shares the story of Ram’s Gate Winery. Approximately 90 minutes. $45 per person plus tax and service.

Offered daily at 11:00 am dependent on availability. To schedule or reserve a Group Tasting Experience, please call our Concierge at 707-721-8700 or e-mail at concierge@ramsgatewinery.com.

Carneros Estate Picnic for Two

It’s the wine experience of a Vineyard Designate Tasting combined with the casual ambiance of a private picnic. Begin with a seated tasting through a selection of single-vineyard Ram’s Gate wines, after which you’ll have the opportunity to select your favorite to pair with your picnic. We’ll tuck your bottle of choice into a wicker basket alongside an ample assortment of mouthwatering delicacies to pair. Meander through the vineyards to a picnicker’s paradise, assisted by a personal valet to set you up between vine and pond with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

$175 per two (2) persons; includes Vineyard Designate Tasting for Two and one bottle of Ram’s Gate Single-Vineyard wine.

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Portfolio Tasting

The gravelly fan of Roberts Road vineyard, the sandy soils beneath Durell’s old vines, the wind-swept Green Acres hill: each Ram’s Gate vineyard-designated wine is shaped to showcase the place it’s grown. We are fortunate to access nine distinct vineyard sites in addition to our own estate, translating to six single-vineyard Chardonnays and six single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, each a unique expression of terroir.

In the Ram’s Gate Winery portfolio tasting, we invite you to embark on a precious opportunity: to sample and savor the entire portfolio of Ram’s Gate single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. From the Russian River fog to the hillsides of Carneros, this tasting ventures to paint an expansive yet immersive portrait of the Ram’s Gate Winery mission: to craft remarkable wines, sourced from grapes grown on marque Sonoma and Carneros vineyards in an exceptional environment.

Available by appointment beginning summer 2015 for six to eight guests. Price: $200 per person inclusive of tax and service; also includes “The Board,” Chef’s selection of cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments. Please allow two hours.

To schedule or reserve a Portfolio Tasting Experience, please call our Concierge at 707-721-8700 or e-mail at concierge@ramsgatewinery.com.

The Vineyard Table

The most intimate behind-the-scenes way
to experience Ram's Gate Winery for 4-10 guests

The culmination of all that Ram’s Gate Winery endeavors to achieve: fine wines, delicious pairings and delightful company, all enjoyed in an inspiring setting. Beginning with a Sommelier consultation prior to your visit, this three-hour experience is as thoughtfully crafted as the wines themselves.

Enjoy a glass of estate sparkling wine as you arrive and tour the most exclusive areas of the winery. Encompassing our culinary, gardening and winemaking practices, this relaxed, ambling venture offers a behind-the-scenes view of the passion and design that goes into every aspect of Ram’s Gate Winery.

Nestled between our estate vines at the bucolic Vineyard Table, your luxurious afternoon continues with a tasting of five Single Vineyard and Library wines chosen to match your preferences. Five pairings will accompany the wines, each presented by a member of our winemaking and culinary teams to highlight the care and detail with which each sip and bite is crafted.

$250 per person inclusive of tax and service; available for 4-10 guests.

In order to design a customized experience for each group of guests, we kindly ask that you contact us directly at 707-721-8700 or concierge@ramsgatewinery.com to schedule a Vineyard Table Experience. (Please note this experience is limited to seasonal availability.)

A Day in the Life

A day-long immersion for those dreaming of the vintner life

Begin your morning by rolling up your sleeves in the Ram’s Gate Estate Faultline Vineyard where, depending on the season, light work alongside the vineyard management team will include tending the vineyard canopy, sampling fruit for balance of flavor, acid and astringency or, during the much anticipated harvest, grape picking and sorting.

From vineyard to estate garden, lean in and learn from head gardener, William Henpenn, as you cultivate and harvest the rich abundance of produce and edible flowers that team with seasonal ingredients in Executive Chef Taylr Behnam’s perfectly balanced wine and food pairings. Working up a thirst and an appetite? The morning’s picks are whisked away to the winery’s gourmet kitchen to prep for good things to come.

Refresh with a delicate sip of estate sparkling wine as you get the buzz on beekeeping and the symbiotic relationship of garden to apiary with expert beekeeper Rob Keller. Ram’s Gate’s sustainable hives are home to tens of thousands of bees, yielding delicious honey, a flavor profile that pairs beautifully with the estate Chardonnay.

At last, your hard work is rewarded as you settle in to the serenity of the estate Library and enjoy a flight of Ram’s Gate Winery’s single-vineyard wines, expertly paired with the garden bounty and Chef Behnam’s seasonal favorites.

Of course, a vintner’s day is never done without a visit to the cellar where, depending on the season, the winemaking team, led by veteran winemaker Jeff Gaffner, will lead you through a stirring of the lees and a barrel tasting as you ponder—perhaps this is the life for me.

$295 per person; available for 4 to 6 people, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 10:00 am, from May 1st, 2017 to November 15th, 2017. Two weeks’ advance notice is required; tasting fee waived upon joining the Collector’s Trust (availability permitting).

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact concierge@ramsgatewinery.com.

Members

Members’ Direct Access

Ram’s Gate Winery Members are welcome to secure a table in our Members’ Gallery or Library to access member-exclusive flights, wines by the glass and food pairings. Please follow the link below to make your appointment, or contact our Concierge at concierge@ramsgatewinery.com. Not a Member yet? Explore our Membership Page to learn more.

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Please take note that all members and guests at Ram’s Gate Winery must be at least 21 years of age, and we are unable to welcome pets with the exception of service animals.

Private Parties

Ram’s Gate Winery was created as a place for fellow enthusiasts of extraordinary wines, farm-to-tasting room cuisine, innovative design and impeccable service to gather and enjoy. We take great pleasure in helping you craft the wine-centric celebration you envision, down to the last sip.

Inquire about a private party at Ram’s Gate Winery at 707-721-8715 or parties@ramsgatewinery.com. Regretfully, we do not host weddings at the winery; however, we would love to help you plan your wine-paired rehearsal dinner or welcome reception.

Please take note that all members and guests at Ram’s Gate Winery must be at least 21 years of age for private parties during operating hours.

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