guests on a fall vineyard hike at Jordan Winery

Three Sonoma County Wineries Hosting Vineyard Hikes in Alexander Valley

Sip the views while hiking 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 vineyard hike adventures in one of Sonoma County’s most beautiful, mountain-hugged wine regions—just north of Healdsburg. Hiking in Sonoma County is one of the best things to do besides wine tasting, but when you can combine the two…why not? Helpful links to vineyard hikes hosted at other Sonoma wineries in Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley 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, 707-431-5250,

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, 707-433-3579,

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, 707-433-7209,

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.

You May Also Like

About the Author

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. She spent almost a decade working as a writer, marketing director and photographer/videographer for Jordan Winery and now serves as a hospitality design and marketing consultant for several wineries, including Jordan. She also designs succulent gardens under the name Sonoma Succulents. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County in the summer and Baja California Sur in the winter, she travels the world with her husband in search of new succulents, ethnic foods, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.

    • Sarah Dukes
    • June 13, 2017

    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.

Leave a Comment:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.