Soda Rock Winery
Tucked into the Alexander Valley, Soda Rock Winery offers a great place to enjoy Sonoma County wines alongside incredible scenery. The winery occupies historic buildings restored with recycled materials, like rock wall that was formerly part of a rural schoolhouse, and the tasting room bar that was salvaged from a local tavern. Current owners Ken and Diane Wilson bought the property in 2000, and create the wines from grapes they source from their vineyards throughout the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, specializing in Bordeaux varietals like Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winery is located about 8 miles northeast of Healdsburg along Alexander Valley Road. Visitors can stop by any day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to samples wines from the tasting room, and while there, take advantage of the idyllic setting by bringing a picnic lunch or ordering a cheese plate to have with a glass of wine in the outdoor picnic area.