Schermeister Winery

4.9
59 Reviews
$50 and over
Winery
Welcome to one of Sonoma's smallest wineries! Owned and operated by winemaker Robert Schermeister and his artist wife Laura, we offer vintages from Napa and Sonoma producing around 750 cases per year. Our natural wines are dry, native fermented, unfiltered, sustainably farmed, and vegan-friendly. If you're a wine collector seeking new varietals for your cellar or are looking for geek-out time with the winemaker, then our place is for you. All tastings are led by Robert Schermeister and are $30 per person. Please allow 75 minutes for this experience.

No outside food, please.

Now accepting parties of up to 6 guests. **We respectfully ask that you do not book multiple tables in the hopes of being seated together. Thank you for understanding.

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. Pets must remain outdoors at all times, including during check-in and check-out.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 people are saying
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BenB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Rob and Laura are great hosts, the winery is in a cute location and the wines tasted amazing!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schermeister was our first stop in Sonoma, and we're so glad we stopped! Laura was knowledgeable and so welcoming! The wine was delicious, and each one has a story. Definitely recommend!!

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JennaF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our group wine tasting and could not have asked for a better experience. We were blown away by Rob and Laura's hospitality and the accommodations they made for us. Beautiful space and amazing wines! Plus, we all loved having Eli at our table - what a great dog! We all left with smiles on our faces and can't wait to visit again.

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ZoeN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is incredible and Rob and Laura are truly passionate about making it. The value for the quality is unmatched. I can't recommend this place highly enough! They also have the cutest dog who helps escort you to your table!!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely. It’s awesome that this husband and wife who run the winery pick the grapes and make the wine themselves. It was such a refreshing experience and so wonderfully different from large scale wineries that just don’t feel as inviting. Also, the dog! So cute. Would be back in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience!

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MAKane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This summer we are visiting and supporting vegan wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties. Rob, Laura, and Eli (the dog) are the very friendly hosts at Schermeister Winery in Glen Ellen. They served us some of the most delicious and finely crafted wines we have ever tasted in an idyllic setting. Highly recommended!

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JeanaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty freak'n awesome. So quiet and the tasting was yummy. Bought three bottles that I picked up later in the day. That's when I had a great conversation with Laura, the wife owner. She's an amazing artist and there are sculptures available for sale, currently, from by another artist. Beautiful place.

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Emilie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, great people and great location. A must stop if you’re in Glen Ellen

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Bondilyn
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful wine tasting experience at Schermeister. Our group was specifically looking for small, intimate vineyards and the husband and wife team at Schermeister was exactly that! Their tasting room was located in a small, cozy plaza near a running creek where we were seated overlooking. Although there was no food served at their tasting room, there were two restaurants on the property that you could visit before or after your tasting, which worked out really great. The thoughtful approach to creating an overall relaxing ambience, the delicious wines, and the story of these young winemakers made our overall experience a lot of fun. Plus....they have a really cute dog (Eli) who likes to escort patrons to their tables, which was a bonus!

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RobF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Excellent wine tasting. Robert and Laura are premiere hosts and take the time to meet and engage each of their guests. Very good wine and even better ambiance at this small boutique winery. Highly recommended if you are in the area. There is no food option hence the 1 star. (Unfortunately the rating system won't allow you to just put N/A.)

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EricM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personal wine tasting experience with delightful husband and wife team. Lovely setting, warm hospitality, and excellent wines

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Debbie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting! Winemaker and his wife did the tasting. Very personable! Enjoyed answering all our questions. Wonderful wine

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BrianF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great, the owners are awesome, the venue is so serene, and the wine is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing at Schermeister!

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Jamesf
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Schermeister's were amazing. They were so hospitable and great to talk to. They answered all of our questions and added a personal touch to our tasting menu while celebrating our friends that got married last year, but we couldn't attend the wedding due to the pandemic.

We would recommend them to anyone.

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vipAdamK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I attended a wonderful wine tasting hosted by Robert and Laura Schermeister. So our food five-star rating in this review is really all about the wine. Robert is a passionate, gifted winemaker. Laura is intimately involved in the business and a true joy. My wife and I have been enjoying Robert’s wines for a number of years now. We are never disappointed and, if it is possible, they just keep getting better and better. If you are looking for the quintessential Sonoma Valley wine experience then you must try Schermeister. True owner-operators whose commitment to quality shines through each sip, glass, and bottle!

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MichelleV223
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great winery and we joined their wine club. We were intrigued by the idea of wild yeast and it was great. The outdoor seating was quiet and beautiful . If you like chardonnay and pinot noir check this winery out. My husband loved their viognier.

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MaryB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The wines are delicious, the owners are personable and Eli, their dog, is sweet. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura and Rob were extremely sweet! The wine was really interesting, fun and good quality for the price. The location was cute and Glen Ellen is a fun town to wander around!

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vipEmsmui
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to experience a tasting at Schermeister. Robert and Laura are super knowledgeable and great hosts. Looking forward to the next visit!

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HeatherD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FYI. No food. But if there was food, it would probably have been outstanding as well.

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LorenG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite winery and winemaking couple in Sonoma, plus their dog Eli teaches me new tricks.

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MaryR
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was unique and exceptional. We were served by Robert, the wine maker and Laura his wife also helped out, what a great couple and an outstanding experience!

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MichelleR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! We love this winery and bring friends and guests here often! Beautiful setting by the creek on the deck.

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DonaldS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, energetic, and joyful visit with a true winemaker. Learned a lot from the owner winemaker, and his passion is evident in the wine he makes. Well done!

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James
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice small winery with beautiful outside views. Due to their small size there was limits on how many bottles could be purchased.

We had a great time and enjoyed talking to the couple who owns the winery.

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vipTonyB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hand crafted wines.

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Swathi
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Schermeister Winery last weekend. Rob and Laura, the amazing couple running this amazing small winery in Glen Allen made the celebration extra special by setting up a private patio space for us. The place is dog friendly and the couple have a friendly rescue dog of their own, Eli who visited us and our dog Shifu on the patio from time to time. Overall super relaxed and great environment!

The wine tasting itself was quite the experience with Rob sharing the amazing stories behind the wines we were tasting. The exquisite 2017 Chardonnay deserves a special mention. We ended up buying 3 bottles to take home.

Thank you Laura and Rob. Will definitely visit again!

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Stephaniep
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small business with really good wines. Very friendly couple with their dog doing it all on their own

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vipTedK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an terrific time at our recent tasting. We were warmly greeted by Rob who escorted us to our table on “Jim’s Deck”. The table was set with a personalized tasting menu and provided a scenic view of the neighboring preserve. We enjoyed hearing Rob’s winemaking background as he poured our tastings and he was happy to answer any questions. They’re also very dog friendly. We later met his wife Laura and their very well-behaved dog Eli, both were delightful and welcoming to us and our pup. The tasting fee is $25/pp, but we bought 3 bottles so one tasting was comped. Overall we enjoyed the tastings and intimate experience and hope to revisit soon.

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AaronN
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to taste great wines. Highly recommend.

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AdiS
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic wine and great setting to enjoy quality wine from eric!

One of the best Wine tasting experiences i have had.

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CALemoine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find in Glen Ellen! Found Schermeister on a website of wineries in Glen Ellen. I wasn't interested in visiting the big names and decided to check this place out. I'm so glad I did! Please visit them and say hi to Eli!

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Chloe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a lovely time at Schermeister Winery for an intimate, delicious and memorable tasting for 1! The location is unbeatable -- I sat on their deck overlooking the river that ran on the side of the building and loved enjoying the peaceful ambience. The wine was delicious and I ended up taking a bottle home! The owners are incredibly kind and make you feel very welcome. Their dog Eli is also a plus :) Will definitely be back here again!

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Sunspot98
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the outdoor seating near a babbling creek. Wines are lovely and the owner are a delight to chat with and personable. Eli (the dog mascot) was the highlight though. Friendly, but not pushy. :-)

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Angela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, intimate tasting experience that took place outside next to the creek. The tasting card with my name on it was a nice personal touch that made me feel very welcomed. I usually only like 1-2 wines at most on a tasting menu but my husband and I ended up buying 3 different wines!

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful small winery. Great to have the winemaker and his wife pour the tasting. Would high recommend it, and will be back soon.

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MeaghanZ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Wonderful small family owned winery by a young couple and their dog. Wines were excellent! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine pairing was great.

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Schermeister Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 59 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.