Schermeister Winery

5
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Welcome to Sonoma's smallest winery with a tasting room! Owned and operated by winemaker Robert Schermeister and his wife Laura, we offer vintages from both Napa and Sonoma producing around 750 cases per year. All of our wines are native fermented, unfiltered, sustainably farmed, and vegan-friendly. Wine tastings are $25 per person and are relaxed, casual, and a little educational.

Our optional small bites ($15pp) are a great addition to your tasting experience with us. With a focus on acid, fat, sugar, and tannin, these simple vegetarian pairings will elevate your palate. Vegan options are available and while we love accommodating special requests, we are not able to substitute for nut allergies.

Well-behaved adults, children, and dogs are welcome! Children must be seated at all times or accompanied by an adult while strolling around the property. We ask that guests do not bring outside food though we are happy to recommend dining options around Sonoma Valley.

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Special menus

  • Wine Tasting with Small Bites

     $43.25 per person 
     Prepaid
    Starting Jul 16, 2020
    Add our curated small bites to your wine tasting experience! Carefully selected by the winemaker, these pairings will enhance the flavor and texture of our native fermented and unfiltered wines. Vegan options are available - please note your request when booking your reservation with us. This experience includes a flight of 5 wines and small bites at $40 per person plus tax. We'll waive the $25 wine flight when you purchase 3+ bottles!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most amazing wines I’ve ever had! A must to visit!

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JustinaL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hosts - including cute Eli (the dog)! Even with the cold and rain, it was a wonderful experience for us. The wine was outstanding.

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vipSonal
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Schermeister is an adorable family-owned winery. The wines are unique and memorable, with a lot of personality. With a $25 tasting you get more than your money's worth. If you are trying to support local business while drinking amazing wine in an adorable back patio, this place is for you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine and experience with the owner and winemaker. Thanks Rob!

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Sarah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group and I enjoyed our time at the winery! The outdoor patio and vibes were great. Rob and his side kick Eli were very hospitable. The wine tastes very good and we want to go back for another afternoon tasting soon!

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MadelineE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places I've visited in Napa/Sonoma. We were served by Rob, the owner and winemaker and his wife, Laura. They were super warm and inviting and answered all of our many questions. I love that the wine is all natural fermentation and even though this requires smaller batches and a lot more risk, the end result was absolutely unique and delicious. Would highly recommend this winery to anyone passing through Sonoma. We visited on a 110 degree day and sat outside but still worth braving the heat. Don't forget to say hi to Eli, the winery dog!

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Keith
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly owners, great wine and lovely outdoor space. Highly recommend!

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KristinK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful winery experience - Rob and Laura were wonderful! Would definitely recommend as a charming, personal wine tasting experience.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected gem find. Beautiful outdoor seating at this boutique winery. The owners; Rob and Laura greated us right away. Very personable and friendly. Rob has a wealth of knowledge about his wines and the local wine industry in general. Everything we tasted was amazing. You can taste the craftsmanship in the wines they produce. The attention to detail right down to the personalized printed menus was a nice touch. Definitely coming back!

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KevinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can to Schermeister off of a recommendation from another winery where we are members; they believed we would enjoy Rob's wine. They were very, very right! Some truly sublime Pinot Noir, and one of the most unique Viognier (in the best possible way) we've ever encountered. Part of our party immediately joined the wine club. Coupled with a tremendously friendly winemaker, and Eli the (canine) head of sales, this visit was the highlight of a long weekend of wine tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never tasted such beautiful flavorful wine before. Loved it!

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LisaU
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As residents of the Bay Area, we have been wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa for many years. Rarely am I impressed as much as I was Sunday at Schermeister. The wines are outstanding- the care and quality comes through in every sip. We loved each one- which is rare! I truly feel like we discovered wine worth a cult following! The owner/winemaker is very experienced and talented. He shared how each wine was made in detail. It was an intimate and beautiful setting as well. It’s off the beaten path but I would highly recommend it. We joined the wine club and I look forward to many years of fantastic Schermeister wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very family oriented place. Quiet. Cozy. Great wine.

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IlyaK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first-time experience in wine tasting and it was great. The owner was very friendly, shared a lot of stories, and was interested in the conversation. My only recommendation would be to add bites packages for purchase or complimentary with wine purchase (they really helped to experience wine better for newbies).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is amazing and the owners/wine makers are super accommodating and welcoming. Also Eli the dog does the Hula, so worth the trip just for that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best winery experience I’ve ever had! It was so nice to be in a smaller-scale environment where I could actually taste and discuss with the owners themselves. A married couple operates the winery COMPLETELY by themselves, and are very lovely people. I will definitely be coming back when I can, and I can’t wait to buy more wine from this location!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, personal, and intimate, the owners generously accommodated us despite an incidental overbooking. Due to COVID-19, all parties were seated on the various outdoor porches surrounded by nature with beautiful sculptures and artwork. We enjoyed their sweet pup, Eli, as well as stories and conversations with Laura and Robert about their passion for their wines. Overall we had a wonderful experience!

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vipLearoy
Iceland
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience in the “new normal’” Rob and Laura the owners gave a fantastic presentations of their exceptional wines!! I highly recommend them!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful experience and the wines are fantastic! We can’t wait to return when we can spend time inside. From the door, the tasting room looked great. We joined the club for an excuse to go back.

FAQs

Schermeister Winery is rated 5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.