Schug Carneros Estate Winery

4.6
30 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
At Schug Carneros Estate Winery we are proud to carry on our family’s 100-year-old tradition of hand-crafted Pinot Noir. From our roots in Germany and now as 30-year stewards of the land at our Carneros Estate, we follow in the footsteps of our father and founder, winemaking pioneer Walter Schug.

We welcome reservations for up to six guests maximum to our hidden, hillside Estate for wine tasting in our quaint outdoor courtyard. Enjoy the beauty of our Estate vineyards and rolling Carneros hillside, while one of our friendly staff guides you through a flight of limited production Schug wines.

*No food is served, nor is picnicking or outside food permitted at this time. Reservations are allotted one hour for this experience.

Experiences

  • Classic Wine Tasting

    $30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Venture off the beaten path, down a country road, and enjoy a guided tasting of five limited production wines outside in our charming courtyard. This experience is wine tasting only, no food provided or permitted during tasting. Maximum party sizes of six. For additional questions, please call our team at 707-963-9363.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 30 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wine tasting at this winery is quiet and relaxing. The service from the winery personnel is excellent.

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vipMatthewHeimark
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven was a great host - extremely knowledgable and willing to share. We hada. great time and look forward to visiting again.

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SusanB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

"Sonoma Aroma." When you go to a wine tasting there, all you smell is the cow crap from the dairy farm next door. Not conducive to outdoor tastings. Which is a shame, because they have a nice range of varietals. Surprised by the delicious balance of their red sparkling. The favorite of our group. Brandon was a nice guy doing the best he could in the situation there.

Schug Carneros Estate Winery
Responded on July 9, 2021

Susan - Thank you for your visit and for the kind words about your host Branden, and the Schug wines. Thankfully, most days the wind is blowing from the other direction and the aroma of the Dairy doesn't make its way to our Courtyard - Not the case during your visit, I'm very sorry to hear! Our apologies, we hope you will give us an opportunity to have you join us to enjoy our wines in a more comfortable environment, we are working on tasting options for guests who prefer to be indoors.

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Lisav
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience5

I only rated food as 1 star because there wasn't any and I had no option for not applicable. We really enjoyed our visit to Schug. Beautiful atmosphere and sitting area. The staff there were very friendly. Our favorite from the tasting was the sparkling Rosé.

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LindseyS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Schug is freaking fantastic! It’s tucked away and has the perfect ambiance. The only thing that could have made our experience better was a charcuterie board option.

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Aves
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

It was such a quiet and beautiful surroundings. Nice wine, could use more food options.

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Prau
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Beautiful hidden gem! We really enjoyed the wine and the place it self. I highly recommend it.

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HeatherW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally made reservation for the wrong day and didnt notice till we arrived but they happily accommodated us. Jaime was knowledgeable and very friendly also gave great suggestions for the remainder of the day. Would highly recommend that winery.p

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ShantelleW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

No food here. It's just wine tasting. They have a good variety of wines. 5 tastings for $30/each. The outdoor patio was nice and relaxing but it's smaller winery and not as grand as many of the more popular ones. We enjoyed a quick 1 hour visit here

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Grace
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!! Such a nice environment and an amazing host! We will definitely be back soon!

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Houston
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a rare find in this region! Carneros has become overrun with huge wineries that cater to the shuttle buses of tourists... not Schug! They have found a way to stay true to their roots, while providing the elevated experience that is expected in Northern California wine country. Stop by for a stay, you won't regret it.

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PatriciaS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Jamie is incredibly knowledgeable, fun and happy
The wine and location is great
My only complaint is that the pours are very small compared to other wineries. Is truly a tasting

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie, was very knowledgeable, and made for a fun wine tastings experience. We will be back again. Beautiful location, beautiful vineyard views. Nice hidden gem.

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vipCarolW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Beautiful setting; wonderful wines, excellent tasting room personnel who were very knowledgeable and personable.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schug is a winery and was not serving food due to COVID. If you want great wine off the beaten path of big wineries this is it! From the bubbles to the whites and finishing with the reds they were all good. Jamie was our host and she is world class. I highly recommend you try Schug winery!

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JaySam
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience however there is a cow field nextdoor. So the smell might be bad.

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xoxoxo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organized wine tasting during Corona restrictions. Super friendly and prompt service. Great wines/selection

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DonH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine tasting. No food available this time. Great setting, seated overlooking the Carneros vineyards with the bay in the background. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed some very good Pinots and Chardonnays from the estate and brought some home. Fall leaves were wonderful around the Sonoma plaza. Looking forward to another visit to the Schug winery.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday and it was great

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Resa
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Rated the food as “good” but we didn’t eat any food. Covid obviously changes things so we weren’t able to go inside. The outdoor area was nice and peaceful though and the views were great. They even have a trail that walks you around the area. Our server was great and very personable. He answered our questions/provided history of the place/etc

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jeffg
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much, I had a wonderful time, everyone was very helpful and I felt it was a very fun and safe experience. Thank you all so much!

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Traveler
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a terrific wine tasting experience. It was a pleasant sunny day and the service was extremely good.

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vipDelicious
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite frankly, the hostess made all the difference. She was amazingly attentive and engaging. The outside seating was very relaxing and just what we were looking for.

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AntoniaV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for wine tasting! Service was so nice and nice views

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Finediner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steve was excellent. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about so I'ma wines. Can't wait to visit again soon.

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ramsey
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

The one star for food is for the fact there was no food. Wasn’t expecting any food so it isn’t a ding against an otherwise pleasant visit. A hug is always one of our stops when we visit Sonoma. It was the first time we sat outside. It was a very nicely experience.

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Kimberly
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being a wine club member! Winery location is perfect for an afternoon getaway. Beautiful winery, staff is exceptional and knowledgable. Fun events and with delicious food. Please support our wine country during these difficult times! Stay Safe, Be Kind and we need to Be Strong! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small annoyances that took away from our overall experience. Wines were good however.

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KathleenE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful winery with excellent wine. The new pond side experience was a great place to eat our picnic.

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Speedspec
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good wine.

FAQs

Schug Carneros Estate Winery is rated 4.6 stars by 30 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.