One thing I love getting to experience is feeling like you are out in the vineyards while visiting a tasting room -- and Hanna Winery is perfect for that! This super cute and quaint tasting room in Santa Rosa is a perfect stop while you are visiting Sonoma. They also have another location in Alexander Valley (about 10 min outside of Healdsburg) that I will be sure to visit as well.
Small groups: 4-8 (call ahead if you want a larger group)
Girls Day Out
Fast Casual -- if you are looking for a place to quickly taste they can always serve you at the counter!
The Staff: Incredibly nice staff, willing to answer any questions, willing to tailor your experience to your liking, and best of all they make you feel right at home!
The Wines: Okay now lets get to the good stuff. THE WINE. Hanna is well known for their flagship wines and their Sauvignon Blanc is the wine that put them on the map. (You should be able to find this at your local wine shop! Or even grocery store in some cities!)
My Two Favorite Wines:
2015 Bismark Cabernet Sauvignon: Variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc. Loved this Cab! This is one to enjoy now, or lay it down for another 5 years and it will drink great. This cab is full bodied and would be great with steak.
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. This one is a great cab blend. I get hints of blackberry in here, this is a great full bodied cab that I really enjoyed!
Some days they have the Merlot open and if they do -- you should DEFINITELY try it! It was a favorite of mine as well.
About the winery: "HANNA Winery was founded in 1985 by Dr. Elias Hanna, a world famous cardiac surgeon who was eager to find a place in the country to continue the farming heritage of his upbringing. His daughter, Christine Hanna, took over management of the winery in 1991, and guided the winery’s expansion to become an iconic producer of Sauvignon Blanc, as well as handcrafted estate grown Burgundy and Bordeaux varieties." One of the things I love most about this winery is the welcoming family characteristics that the employees share with all of their guests. Everyone that works there loves it and that made the experience even better! Highly recommend this place to anyone that is visiting the Sonoma area. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
They have a great shaded outdoor seating area, so relaxing and quiet!
Cheers my winos!