Three Wineries Hosting Vineyard Hikes in Alexander Valley

Sip the views in Sonoma County's mountainous wine region

Several wineries are getting wine lovers out of the tasting room and into the vineyards. Here are three Alexander Valley vintners now offering hiking adventures through one of Sonoma County’s most beautiful, mountain-hugged wine regions—just north of Healdsburg. Helpful links to vineyard hikes in other parts of Sonoma wine country are included as well.

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Vineyard Hikes at Jordan Estate

Lace up your hiking boots and experience the ultimate Sonoma County wine country adventure across the breathtaking Jordan Estate, home to Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Your guided journey begins with a continental breakfast at Vista Point, the highest hilltop of this peaceful 1,200-acre ranch, boasting a sweeping panorama of multiple wine regions and mountain ranges—called the “best view in Alexander Valley” by Fodor’s. Covering three miles of hills and valleys, this moderately strenuous hike will pass through natural wildlife habitat, sustainably farmed vineyards, and olive orchards, as well as around our secluded lakes, cattle ranch and chef’s garden. The experience culminates back at the Winery Chateau for wine country charcuterie paired with Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Hikes are offered on set dates in spring, summer and fall for $95 per person. View Jordan’s events calendar for details.
Jordan Winery, 1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA
jordanwinery.com

Seghesio Vineyards

Seghesio Home Ranch Hike Rattlesnake Hill BLOG IMG_3249

Hike at Home Ranch

Join Seghesio family members Jim and Ned Neumiller, fourth & fifth generation vineyard managers, as they lead you on an adventure through the 120-year-old vines at Seghesio’s Home Ranch estate, which was established in 1895. Explore the Zinfandel and Italian varietals on this historic property as you make your way to the top of Rattlesnake Hill. There will be hydration stops along the way (both wine and water), and hikers hard work will be rewarded with a delicious lunch and wine served at a scenic perch overlooking Alexander Valley. Hikes are offered on set dates and have two price tiers: $75 for general public and $60 for club members. View the Seghesio event calendar for details.
Seghesio Home Ranch, 24035 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale, CA 95425
seghesio.com

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Hiking at AVV

Vineyard Hikes & Tasting

Hike through historic Alexander Valley Vineyards’ grapevines on this guided tour, giving outdoorsy wine enthusiasts an opportunity to taste the wines where they are grown. Hikes are offered year-round (weather permitting) for $50 per person. Box lunch is included and advance reservations are required.
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA
avvwine.com

This Press Democrat article features all of the best vineyard hikes in Sonoma County, and Sonoma County Winegrowers also offers a self-guided Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures program.

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Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. Her days are spent being a writer, photographer and videographer for Jordan Winery and nights cooking Thai food or microgreen salads. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County, she travels the world with her husband in search of the best restaurants, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.

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    For people who loves wines and want to spend time on wineries it’s the perfect place. Thanks for the article Lisa it’s a great help and guide.

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