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The wines of Gloria Ferrer are made for those times when everything just comes together. The stunning winery at Gloria Ferrer was created to help you experience just that kind of moment.

GLORIA FERRER BEGINS VISITOR CENTER REMODEL

 

  • Start by winding your way through the sprawling vineyards.

  • Be welcomed by the friendly, helpful hosts in the Visitor Center.

  • Savor a selection of world-class méthode champenoise wines.

  • Try some of the estate varietals available only at the winery.

  • Kick back on the Vista Terrace with its breathtaking views.

  • Take one of the fun and informative tours.

The Experience

Here at Gloria Ferrer, we take a more pampered approach to wine tasting.  Upon arrival, a host will seat you on the gorgeous Vista Terrace or inside if you prefer. Our knowledgeable servers are happy to assist you with choosing the perfect tasting experience.

Vista Terrace
Table Service

While visiting Gloria Ferrer, we invite you to sit down, relax and enjoy the view while you savor our sparkling and varietal wines.

  • Location: Choose the perfect setting – on the Vista Terrace or inside our tasting room
  • 
Wines: Select your tasting experience from wine flights or by the glass
  • Price: Flights range from $18 – $33; wine by the glass, from $7 – $20
  • Savory & Sweet: We offer a variety of artisan cheeses, favorite bites and chocolates for purchase – selections and prices vary seasonally.

*Reservations are required for groups of eight or more.

Join us on tour to experience a fascinating introduction to the Carneros region, the Ferrer family history and the traditional méthode champenoise sparkling winemaking process. Along the way, you will visit the production and cave overlooks, see and touch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines, and learn about the sustainability practices used by our vineyard team.

Please note:  Tours are temporarily unavailable, they will resume in mid-June.

  • Available: Daily – 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • 
Tickets: Purchase day of tour in the Visitors Center
  • Price: $20 per person (under 21, no wine served – $15)
  • Wines: Two award-winning sparkling wines, one estate varietal wine
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Online coupons: Valid Monday – Thursday only
  • Group Size: Maximum of 8 (larger groups by appointment)

Daily Tours

Group Tastings

Arrange a Tasting

Groups select a sparkling flight and live gloriously! To reserve or cancel a group tasting, a minimum of 48 hours notice is needed.

Tasting 7-18 Guests —1 hour  By appt, daily from 10am to 3pm*. Fee includes: flight per person, 20% gratuity, and tax.

FAQ

This in-depth, private tour and pairing will leave you with a strong understanding of the magic of sparkling wine and how Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are transformed into delicate bubbles and estate grown varietal wines.  You’ll learn about the history of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and the intricate sparkling wine process as you tour the winery.

Each of the four wines you taste will be expertly paired with a delicious seasonal bite. Learn the basics of wine and food pairing and why each of the pairings complement each other so well.

  • Reservations: By Appointment Only – please allow 2 business days to schedule this experience. Click Arrange a Tour to request a reservation
  • Available: Daily – 10am, 12pm or 2pm
  • Price: $60 per person (group minimum $360 for groups under 6 guests)
  • Wines: 4 – three winery exclusive sparkling wines, one estate varietal wine, paired with appetizers
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 12

Bubbles & Bites

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Reserve Tour

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Did you know it takes anywhere from three to ten years to make a great bottle of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine? On this private tour you’ll discover the rich history of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards as well as the intricate process of crafting sparkling wines. Find out more fun facts as you tour the production area, watch a bottling demonstration, and view the wine cave.

Please note:  Tours are temporarily unavailable, they will resume in mid-June.

  • Reservations: By Appointment Only – please allow 2 business days to schedule this experience. Click Arrange a Tour to request a reservation
  • Available: Daily – 10am, 12pm or 2pm
  • Price: $30 per person (group minimum $180 for groups under 6 guests)
  • Wines: 4 – three award-winning winery exclusive sparkling wines, one estate grown Pinot Noir
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Group Size: For groups of 6 or more ($180 minimum charge for groups under 6)

Did you know that Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines are made exclusively from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay? On this private, guided tour you’ll discover the steps taken to produce award-winning sparkling wine using the traditional méthode champenoise process. As you walk throughout the winery – from production and bottling to an overlook of our Main Cave – you will be able to soak in the rich history of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.

Please note:  Tours are temporarily unavailable, they will resume in mid-June.

  • Reservations: By Appointment Only – please allow 2 business days to schedule this experience. Click Arrange a Tour to request a reservation
  • Available: Daily – 10am, 12pm or 2pm
  • Price: $20 per person (group minimum $200 for groups under 10 guests)
  • Wines: 3 – two award-winning sparkling wines, one estate varietal wine
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Group Size: For groups of 10 or more ($200 minimum charge for groups under 10)

Glorious Tour

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Maps & Directions

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards are located at 23555 HWY 121 (Arnold Drive) in Sonoma, CA. Just 40 miles north of San Francisco you’ll find Gloria Ferrer to be the perfect first stop when heading into the heart of wine country.

From San Francisco

From San Francisco

Take HWY 101 North to 37 East.
 Left at Sear’s Point (Sonoma Raceway), take the Carneros Highway (HWY 121) North.
Turn left 1/4 mile past the Schellville Airport. 
Approximate driving time: 1 hour.

From the East Bay

From the East Bay

Take HWY 80 North to HWY 37 West.
Right at Sear’s Point, take the Carneros Highway (HWY 121) North.
Turn left 1/4 mile past the Schellville Airport. 
Approximate driving time: 1 hour.

From Sacramento

From Sacramento

Take HWY 80 South to HWY 12 West. Take HWY 29 North.
 Make a left onto the Carneros Highway HWY. 121).
 Turn left at the 121/116 junction. 
Go one mile and turn right. 
Approximate driving time: 1.5 hours.

From Santa Rosa Area

From Santa Rosa Area

Take HWY 101 South (towards San Francisco).
 In Petaluma, take the E. Washington St. exit.
 Turn left (east) onto E. Washington St.
 Turn right onto Adobe Rd.
 At intersection with HWY 116 (5 miles) turn left.
 At intersection with HWY 121 (also called Arnold Dr.) go straight 1/2 mile.
 Approximate driving time: 45 min.

The Recommendations

Most people who spend an afternoon sipping fine sparkling wines on the Gloria Ferrer Vista Terrace can’t wait to tell their friends. Including some impressive experts on the subject.

  • WINE SPECTOR EXPLORING SONOMA: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE – 2012

    “You’ll know you’re on vacation when you find yourself sitting on a deck overlooking Carneros, relaxing with a glass of Gloria Ferrer bubbly in your hand.”

  •  “Simply gorgeous property! Thanks for the bubbly on the patio. It was a wonderful end to our anniversary weekend.” -Marybeth G
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEST TRIPS OF 2012

    “As American as apple pie. Gloria Ferrer’s sophisticated sparklers…offer peak tasting.”

  • “A month ago we visited Gloria Ferrer … Sonoma Valley’s gem.” –Dave B.

Q & A

Do you have an outside picnic area?

Unfortunately we do not have picnic grounds on the estate, however we offer a menu of local cheeses, charcuterie and our famous almonds to enjoy while tasting.

What days is the winery closed or closed early?

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm with table service until 4:45 pm. We are closed the following days:

New Year’s Day

Fourth of July

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve – open from 10 am – 3:00 pm, wine service until 2:45 pm

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve – open from 10 am – 3:00 pm, wine service until 2:45 pm

Is food available with wine tasting?

We have a wonderful menu of nibbles to purchase with your tasting. We also offer private tours that include food and wine that are available for larger groups (8 or more) by reservation.

Are reservations required for tasting?

For parties of 6 or fewer no reservations are required for tastings. If you plan to bring a group of 7 guests or more we kindly request advance reservations to ensure a fun and easy experience.

Is there a tasting fee?

We offer table service for tastings both inside and on the Vista Terrace overlooking the estate vineyards with flights or wines by the glass available for purchase. Prices range from $7 – $20 for glasses and $18 – $33 for flights.

Do you offer wine tasting?

We offer both glasses and flights of our award-winning sparkling and estate varietal wines to be enjoyed inside or on the Vista Terrace overlooking the vineyards.

What are the visitors center hours?

The Gloria Ferrer Visitor’s Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, with wine service until 4:45 pm. We offer table service both inside and on the Vista Terrace overlooking the estate vineyards. Private and group tastings are available by appointment only.