Ram's Gate Winery

Ambiance

  • Ram’s Gate sits on a hill overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
  • It’s your gateway to Sonoma and the Carneros AVA.
  • Superlatives are generally used to describe this wine tasting mecca:
  • Exceptional, phenomenal, stunning, spectacular, magnificent, breathtaking, peaceful
  • Top notch, wow spot, like a glamorous hotel, romantic, refined-----a destination point.
  • Soak in the aesthetics- massive marble bar, vaulted ceiling, comfy seating, mamouth fireplace, airy entryway, high-end kitchen, open air layout.
Ram's Gate Winery
  • Decor/architecture is on trend: farmhouse goes modern goes rustic goes corporate.  
  • Ample parking is adjacent to an exquisite line of mature olive trees.
  • White umbrellas shade you on the Terrace.
  • Retractable doors give you an indoor/outdoor feel.
Entrance To Ram's Gate Winery
  • A man made pond, stunning view, adirondack chairs, blowing in the breeze willow tree, butterflies playing among the lavender is your setting for a picnic.
  • While tasting you will most likely hear speeding car sounds coming from Sonoma Raceway.
  • I love the ambiance at this winery during the holidays. 
Picnic At Ram's Gate Winery

Cost:

  • $40 tasting fee for a four wine flight.
  • Waived with a two bottle purchase.
  • Palate Play Wine and Food Pairing:
  • $95 per person by Appt, Thur-Mon 1-4 guests.
Sonoma Wine Life At Ram's Gate
  • Buy a bottle and purchase food items and enjoy music and lawn games in the spring/summer.  I highly recommend.
  • Vineyard Table:  5 wines and 5 food pairings $250 per person 4-10 guests
  • Summer by the pond: Fri, Sat, Sun no appointment needed for groups 1-10
  • Vineyard Designate Tasting and Tour: $65 per person by Appt, 5 wines & tour.
Summer At Ram's Gate

Appointment Needed? 

  • Appointments recommended but not necessary.
  • Open Daily 11:00-6:00pm
Ram's Gate Winery Carneros

Wine Pick

  • I love Sonoma Coast Pinot, so I had an easy choice to make.
  • 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot
  • Minimum bottle price $40, with an average price $62 a bottle, up to $80.
  • A chilled Sauv Blanc would be a great choice for the picnic by the pond.
Ram's Gate Winery Picnic

Dog Approved

  • No longer dog friendly.
  • Service dogs are allowed.

Social Media Worthy

  • Photos in the vineyards, by the fire place, picnicking by the pond.
  • Lots of great photo ops. 
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Feel Good Vibes 

  • Just pinch yourself to believe you are experiencing a perfect Ram’s Gate getaway.
  • Imagine this---After tasting three wines, you are escorted down to the pond.
  • A blanket is laid out, a picnic basket is set on the blanket,
  • A bottle of wine, chilled water, meat, cheese, bread, salad, assorted olives and pickles, and dessert await your dining pleasure.
Pond At Ram's Gate
  • Spend the day, never feel rushed, enjoy personal attention, a leisurely pace.
  • Or maybe share a red and white tasting with ample pours.
  • Order a delicious charcuterie platter and you’re happy.
Playing Corn Hole At Ram's Gate Winery

Wine Nerd Facts

  • 11,000 cases a year.
  • Certified Fish Friendly farming.
  • Certified Sustainable wine growing.
  • Grapes are sourced from several Sonoma County AVA’s:
  • Russian River, Sonoma Coast, Carneros AVA’s
Wine Shop At Ram's Gate Winery

Wine Club? Fun Events?

  • Wine Club members who live nearby liken Ram’s Gate membership to joining a country club.
  • Events tend to be a little out of my price range.
Ram's Gate Winery

 Sheila's Tasting Notes

  • I'm drawn to the RAM that is the predominant Ram's Gate symbol.
  • There are golden ram statues throughout the tasting room.
  • A ram is on Ram's Gate Wine labels. 
  • Ram's Gate Winery is the southern end of the Carneros wine growing region. 
  • Carneros means ram in Spanish. 
  • The winery is at the gateway of wine country.
  • Thus the name Ram's Gate.
Ram At Ram's Gate
  • Did you know that the ram is the astrological sign for April.
  • My birthday is April 6th! 
  • I feel an astrological connection to this winery.
Sonoma Wine Life At Ram's Gate Winery
Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan

deLorimier Winery (deLo for short)

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