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Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Sonoma, CA

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

4.9
4.9
62 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.
*No groups larger than six
*For same day reservations, please call us directly



Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 634-4264

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking available on site.

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Classic Wine Tasting

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a guided tasting of five limited production wines outside in our charming courtyard. This experience is wine tasting only, no food provided or picnicking available. For groups of six or more, please contact us directly to request a reservation 707-634-4264.

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 5Value

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  1. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere for wine tasting on a beautiful sunny CA day. Val was a great host and the wines were good . . . especially the wine pinot.
  2. MR

    MichelleR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and fantastic wine!
  3. MP

    MichelleP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During our stay in California my husband and I had one day to visit Sonoma and were able to pick two wineries tops. We loved the wine (pinot noir’s) so much the first time we visited Schug 3 years ago, it was top on the list and they didn’t disappoint! The ability to ship 6-11 bottles home for $7 was a benefit since we didn’t want to have to fly home with them. They were all so friendly and Rob took great care of us!
  4. KT

    KerstinT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and friendlx Nice atmophere and good wines
  5. NB

    NB61

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely wine tasting experience at Schug. We are members and decided to see what’s new and have lunch in Sonoma. Our host was Tammi and she was great! Very accommodating. We bought a mixed case and would totally recommend this experience to our friends and family.
  6. NS

    NicholasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic winery. Service was great and I may have ordered several cases of wine because of it.
  7. AA

    AlexandriaA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wine and service!
  8. MJ

    MariaJ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the BEST time with Steven! He was a wealth of knowledge about the wine and the Schug story. It was really great. We bought a lot of wine and can't wait to dig in. Also, the crackers were really tasty!
  9. ES

    EileenS

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great informative wine tasting at a Carneros winery known for chardonnay and pinot. Jamie, our server, was outstanding and attentive. Would definitely return.
  10. MD

    MaudeDJ

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were the only ones there (middle of the week, off-season). Amazing host who really took the time to teach us about their products and even recommended activities to do for the rest of our trip.
  11. RS

    RomanS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it 100%. Watch out for those afternoon winds, but it’s all good!
  12. LB

    LoveButterflies

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have long enjoyed Schug's elegant Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. They have a number of other very interesting wines as well. On our visit, they poured a Rouge de Noirs -- a sparkling rose wine made from Pinot Noir grapes, a St. Laurent, and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in addition to examples of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The St. Laurent is an interesting picnic wine -- little tannin, but bursting with fruit. You'll want to drink it young.
  13. J

    Jackie

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food1service4ambience5
    There is no food. Views were fabulous. Individual outdoor tables were a plus. Bought 6 bottles of wine for$7 shipping and tasting fee waived. Fabulous value
  14. M

    Mrsrowsie

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio with picnic table seating. Very nice tasting of Pinots and a yummy merlot.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special experience. Everything was top-notch. Fantastic wines, service, and ambiance outdoors in the morning.
  16. MH

    MatthewHeimark

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people at Schug make all the difference. Everyone is always so lovely.
  17. CE

    ChristopherE

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    We were there for a wine tasting. Not food. Very nice, great staff, beautiful views.
  18. T

    Tania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! Its first time in Sonoma and this was our first stop in our tour. The service was amazing! The place is beautiful and the wine are all tasty. Greatly recommend and definitely would return!
  19. s

    starrskier

    Atlanta

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Strange that I had to rate food when none was offered. Other than that a great tasting experience. Lovely outdoor setting and great wines.
  20. JN

    JoefromNYC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great wine tasting experience, Jamie was knowledgeable and really engaging throughout. The family owned, small scale operation is homey and we felt connected through the discussion. I have been coming to Sonoma for nearly 20 years and have owned a place here for nearly 4 years. We wished we would have visited sooner and will definitely be back with friends and family.
  21. CP

    CorleyP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No food served but OpenTable requires an answer to that. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, great wines. Would have liked to have had an optional tasting of just their vineyard-designated pinot noirs.
  22. MS

    MikeS

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  23. L

    Lisa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience!! Stephen was delightful and took great care of us.
  24. JC

    JamesC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, great service, great wine! We had a great tasting experience with Stephen.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Small pours, but nice people working and very pretty spot. Most wineries pour a few different wines than what’s only listed on the menu, as well as offer to revisit. I think Schug would be better value if they were to start doing this.

    Schug Carneros Estate WineryResponded on September 20, 2021Hello - Thank you for taking the time to visit the winery, and to share your feedback. Our Classic Tasting includes 5 1.5oz samples of our wines. I'm very sorry you feel that your tasting experience wasn't worth the fee - Please contact me directly at 707-939-9363 x216 and I would be happy to refund your tasting fees - Stephen Pirak, DTC Manager.

  26. F

    Foodin1

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    What a disaster and disappointment this was !!! First of all there were no any food served or offered, very questionable WHY it is part of Open Table app!?! Second this is the worst possible ambiance for a wine tasting, well for any food/ drinks tasting in that matter! … and we did many of those around the world in Australia, Europe, Americas . To be fact clear- 0.2 miles down from the hill where winery is there is a Dairy Farm, full operation, full power blast of manure smell coming with or without wind , all the time , now imagine this on 103 F !! And what was our disbelieve when we were offered a fly-chasing table size fans ( needed at least two of these) for coming flies not to end up in our tasting glass …. So you got the picture! Now , honestly the wines itself were good… if one is able to ignore all of the details stated above.If the winery has a tasting room in Sonoma downtown, and don’t offer any in-house tasting this will be just fine . Plus for us , new in Sonoma-Napa winery experiences, this was our first place to visit. Ruined our impressions and that day we just drove down the California coast just to “ cleanse “ our senses for the next day . Our Advice- avoid this place!

    Schug Carneros Estate WineryResponded on October 8, 2021Thank you for taking the time to pass along your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the experience you had. Typically the conditions on our courtyard are usually quite different as the winds usually blow towards our neighbors, not towards the winery. But that being said, we are again truly sorry for the conditions you experienced during your time with us. Please get in contact with me, i would like to refund your tasting fees. I can be reached at 707-939-9363 x216 Stephen Pirak, DTC Manager.

  27. J

    Joel

    San Francisco

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wine tasting expert Erin was a joy. She understands the history of the area and the local wine business. Several wines including white Pinot you’ll never find anywhere.
  28. VT

    VTee

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Okay overall; wine was decent but none at the table thought it was spectacular. Service was okay. Not a bad place, but will probably not go back.
  29. KD

    KellyD

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice setting and personnel. Would suggest a bit more time between tastings and a slightly more generous pours. For survey, no food was served but could not continue without adding a star. Suggest adding a N/A option for food on survey tool. Thanks again and look forward to enjoying our wine.
  30. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Shug twice now and both times the server has gone above and beyond to create a fabulous experience. The wine is delicious, the pours are extremely generous, and they do not hesitate to share more history or info about the wine making process than you get at other wineries. Plus, the price of the experience can’t be beat.
  31. LV

    LindaV

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The staff was nice enough, but it was very hot and they are located very close to a dairy farm, so the ambience left little to be desired. We were a little disappointed.
  32. EB

    EvanB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Experience from start to finish. The wine was delicious and we learned so much about each different style. Small quiet off-the-beaten path vineyard/winery. Set in a beautiful backdrop. Hard to beat the views with a delicious glass of wine in your hand! Highly recommend to any travelers. Just be aware transportation is a little difficult without a car so just be prepared and plan ahead. Overall, amazing experience.
  33. CM

    CharM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  34. MH

    MatthewHeimark

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 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.
  35. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    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 WineryResponded on July 9, 2021Susan - 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.

  36. L

    Lisav

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  37. LS

    LindseyS

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  38. A

    Aves

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    It was such a quiet and beautiful surroundings. Nice wine, could use more food options.
  39. P

    Prau

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Beautiful hidden gem! We really enjoyed the wine and the place it self. I highly recommend it.
  40. HW

    HeatherW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Schug Carneros Estate Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Schug Carneros Estate Winery

602 Bonneau Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of free parking available on site.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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