Hawkes' downtown Sonoma tasting room is a great spot just outside of the hustle and bustle of the square. Located just a half a block away, it's much more peaceful. The indoor decor is midcentury modern and electric (with seriously comfortable chairs). Their outdoor garden is lovely too - with big tables, lavendar and olive trees.
If you're a Cabernet lover, don't miss Hawkes, who features a few cabs as well as a Chardonnay and Merlot. Hawkes serves several single vineyard Cabs back to back and allows you to really taste the difference and learn about the land and climates each comes from!
(Sonoma Tasting Room - click here for info on the Healdsburg Winery)
383 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Hours: Thursday - Monday 11am - 6pm
Tasting fee: $15
Hot tips: Reservations required. Their website says groups up to 6 are allowed, but I've seen larger groups so give them a call to inquire about larger groups. They serve a little bread and olive oil with tastings.
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