Lynmar Estate
Lynmar Estate

Lynmar Estate

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lynmarwinery.com/
  • Phone: 7078293374x102
  • Hours of Operation:


    Luxury Seated Tasting: M-Th 10:00am-2:00pm
    Luxury Seated Tasting: Fr-Su 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: David Frakes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 116
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lynmar Estate
Set among 100 acres of beautiful Sonoma County landscape, Lynmar Estate produces limited quantity, world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from the Russian River Valley region. Lynmar Estate is a mosaic of the superlative Wine Country experience with rolling vineyards, a serene redwood grove, and flourishing gardens joining to form the backdrop for enjoying their terroir-inspired epicurean offerings. Lynmar Estate’s proprietors, Lynn and Anisya Fritz, are committed to the stewardship of their land through innovation and preservation with the intention of leaving the property better than it was found and to ensure the land thrives for generations to come.
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Lynmar Estate reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)scenic view (14)great for lunch (12)romantic (10)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (5)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Anniversary
    Crystal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The staff here was very accomadating and kind. The Chardonnay tasted great with cheese plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynmar Lunch/Wine Tasting
    zipitedoodah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outstanding lunch and wine pairing. Excellent service. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love Lynmar!
    DoloresheightsdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had our second picnic on the patio with friends this weekend. It was so much fun and such a gorgeous spot! Our host and waiter was Andrew and he makes the experience so easy and friendly. Best part of the entire meal is the popcorn appetizer - which sounds crazy but trust me, it's amazing! The experience of relaxing on the beautiful deck, surrounded by vineyards and gardens, with a lovely, heathy, delicious lunch and great wine is the perfect wine country day. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfunctory service
    jakiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The ambiance was great, the food was delicious, the wine was good; the service however was surprisingly impersonal and somewhat brash. Not much description or discusson of the wine, and we are wine club members. Seemed like they felt they didnt need to, it should be self explanatory and remembered. Well they lost a sale there. Then desert fruit was exoected to be eaten on the plates on which the meat was served. Seemed cheezy and uncaring... perfunctory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brilliant Wine and Food Expereince
    ChicagoLar
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wow! My wife and I partook in the lunch and wine tasting. It was outstanding! A beautiful salad (picked from their organic garden), a delectable wrap, and marvelous wines (Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs) were paired with our meal. Moreover, I would be remiss to not recognize both Drew and Charlie for providing us a marvelous wine and dining experience. This was our twelve trip to Northern California Wine Country and have come to fully embrace the "Sonoma Valley Wine Experience" (Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valley) over the impersonal, over priced "Napa Valley Wine Experience." I would, without hesitation, recommend Lynmar Estate Winery to anyone interested in a truly memorable wine and food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a journey
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were very pleased with the experience at Lynmar Estate. Their estate wine selection was superb and paired well with their fresh garden lunch. Wines are limited to the Estate focusing on a range of Chardonnay and Pinot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Lindylou
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our first time at Lynmar and the picnic pairing of wine and food was wonderful. We especially loved the self-guided tour through the artfully kept edible garden.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful spot, great food!
    deliciouso
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had an incredibly delicious sandwich and salad while sitting amidst a garden of flowers and vegetables and butterflies! Maybe the most beautiful afternoon I've ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Lynmar Estate reviews archive.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Truly one of the most pleasant dining experiences we've ever had. Loved the grounds (especially the gardens). Friendly, informative and attentive service (yet laid back). Personal explanation in preparation of our lunch meal by the chef - a very nice touch. Wines and food were all superb - loved the shortbread cookies. Even the fireplace is well worth noting for its uniqueness. We cannot wait to come back to this gem of a place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to miss!
    Jill
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Not to miss if you're in wine country! The most spectacular views and amazing lunch. Would recommend this over and over again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times.
    Happy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    It's always a pleasure to visit Lynmar. Allow yourself time to take in the beauty of this place. It's special and a real gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Wine Pairing Picnic Lunch
    BillB
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    This was not your ordinary lunch. It consists of great starter, veggies and a wrap coupled with a glass of the Lynmar Chard and Pinot. It's pricey ($45 each) but it's outside in an incredibly beautiful setting at the Lynmar winery with panoramic views. The food was fantastic, the wine above average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday visit to Lynmar
    Rick
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We have made wine paring a priority on this year’s trip to the RRV area. Lynmar tasting room is a modern facility that is very well landscaped. There are several outside seating areas which allow for wine tasting while enjoying the countryside view. The staff was very friendly and the service was prompt. The wine paring was three courses with two wines, but there was ample food for a hearty lunch. Lynmar has some very good Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs and its well worth the time to visit this tasting room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vineyard picnic
    welovewine2
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    A very civilized picnic, no packing. The view was divine. We already knew the wine was wonderful so the big surprise was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    AMYGY
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My husband and I took part in the "Picnic Pairing" at Lynmar Estate. We were interested in trying several of their wines, rather than the two being served. Our hostess was very accommodating, and provided us with a great tasting of Lynmar wines while we enjoyed our delicious lunch. The setting was lovely, and our table provided a great view of the beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the wines very much, and even joined their wine club. This is a definite "must do" if you are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Experience
    MKZ2
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This was a stellar experience - we even joined the wine club! Great suggestion Ralph de Amicis of Amicis Winery Tours who arranged our lunch at the winery tasting room. He told us we would love it and he was certainly right. The food was excellent and the vegetables come right from the property in view. Super cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine tasting lunch
    Ruth
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    We had a wine tasting lunch at Lynmar and it was just delightful. Their garden is beautiful and the wines were excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    jsefers
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    The highlight of our trip was visiting Lynmar Estates. We absolutely loved the food and the beautiful gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peaceful
    Enchantadora
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised with the upgrade from a box lunch to a full table setting. We still want to know where the placemats are from. The garden is exquisite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine country get away lunch
    NewLunchPatron
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Excellent food with fresh ingredients from the winery 's garden. Home-made gluten-free wrap was even better than the standard wrap. The view is gorgeous. The wine is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    It sounded expensive at first but we decided to splurge for my birthday. After lunch we decided it was well worth it. The wine, the service, the venue and the food were all spectacular. Definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Picnic Pairing at Lynmar
    SFFoodAddict
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I have done the picnic pairing at Lynmar three times, and it just gets better. The setting could not be more beautiful...views over the hills and vineyards. The food is creative and goes well with the wine (except for the salad dressing, which is too tart). Love the popcorn with amaranth and other herbs. The cookies are delicious. Everything is locally grown. The wines are lovely....a new oak-free chardonnay and a fruity and smooth pinot noir.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Blessing
    famlylove
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The gardens, the flowers, the superb wines with the delicious food, the friendly service, the beauty of the setting -- all made for a birthday celebration we will never forget.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and wine in paradise
    jlcwine
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Lynmar Winery is not a restaurant but they do put on an excellent lunch as part of a wine and food pairing experience. Their Pinot's are second to none (especially if you like the full-bodied variety) and the food was fresh, natural and excellent. The service was attentive but not hovering and the atmosphere - sitting outside on their patio surrounded by their vineyards - is a true California wine country experience. I highly recommend this for groups or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynmar has become a favorite
    suggnekVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Lynmar has become a favorite of ours. We are club members and the picnics are a superb addition to our many visits to Sonoma. The setting and food are incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience. The
    Tiki
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Wonderful experience. The food, wine and garden Re fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere, relaxed setting
    Katherine
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Wonderful way to start off a wine country get away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The setting and concept are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The setting and concept are amazing. The service was a little awkward and our salad came in a plastic to go container, which was odd since we had real plates and silverware. The sandwich was incredible - really well done. The gardens are spectacular, particularly in the height of summer. I would highly recommend it for a place to bring out of town guests or to just enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This meal was at a winery,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    This meal was at a winery, not a restaurant, in Sonoma. To their credit, the wines were excellent, and they were paired well with picnic-style food served in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sheer Bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We went for Father's Day and were quite pleased with this decision. Beautiful day, great food, and the garden surroundings unsurpassed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite "find" in Sonoma
    Kristi
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Lynmar's Picnic Pairing was recommended to us by the folks at Chalk Hill (because we weren't able to schedule a pairing there)...lucky for us! The wine was incredible, the fresh food pairing was fantastic, everyone was very friendly and the views were spectacular. Next time in Sonoma...we will schedule our day around a stop at Lynmar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful View
    rondar
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    The view at Lynmar Estates is beautiful. Walking into the tasting room you pass a colorful garden and beautifully manicured lawn. The host was very personable with a great sense of humor to boot. The wine was tasty we bought a great chardonnay. Stepping out back there was the best view of the vineyard. We were allowed to walk through the vineyard on our own and take pictures. Overall it was an unforgettable experience. I would definitely recommend them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.