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Hawkes Wine

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • Named one of the BEST Sonoma Wineries to visit this summer.

  • No appointment necessary.

  • Hours: 10am-5:00pm

  • Tasting room is in Alexander Valley just 10 min from downtown Healdsburg.

  • Walk-in tasting is $15 for a tasting of 4 wines:

  • Chardonnay, Merlot, and 2 Cabernets

  • Tasting fee is waived with Club Membership or $40 wine purchase.

  • A $45 per person Barrel Room/Reserve tasting option can also be booked.

  • For $45 you can also take a vineyard tour of the Hawkes estate vineyard.

  • I personally love the adorable and shaded garden patio.

  • Dog friendly

  • The Hawkes family has been growing Bordeaux variety grapes in Alexander Valley since 1972.

  • Wines range from $30-$90.


You May Not Know

  • Hawkes has TWO tasting rooms.

  • I frequent the one in Alexander Valley but there is also one in downtown Sonoma too!

  • Located right behind one of my favorite restaurants, The Girl And The Fig.

  • Capone is the winery dog.

  • Some call him more of a cat than a dog.

  • He lounges around.

  • Sleeping wherever he can find sun in the tasting room.

  • Capone exemplifies how to live your best wine country life.

  • Every year in Spring I MUST visit Hawkes.

  • Why?

  • I would say that Hawkes is right up there with the TOP, most beautiful, and Instagram worthy winery flowers in all of Sonoma County.

  • This spectacularly colorful garden is planted right by the tasting room sign.

  • There is a massive prehistoric looking succulent.

  • Cheerful poppies bloom in HD multi colors (white, orange, yellow, coral)

  • Bright purple wysteria hangs from the covered patio.


Sheila’s Recommendation

  • Hawkes is next door to my FAVORITE local general store/deli spot.

  • Jimtown Store!

  • Have you been?

  • Lots of cyclists stop here to reboot and…

  • Lots of wine tasting groups stop here to get some munchies.

  • Plan your wine tasting day to stop at Jimtown.

  • Get the Bahn-Mi sandwich if it happens to be on the menu that day.

  • Also, the fresh chips and salsa is another fav.

  • Oh, and the bread pudding. AMAZING!

  • Pick up some picnic food and then walk over to Hawkes for wine tasting.

  • I also recommend following their Facebook Page.

  • My friends and I LOVE going to Summer Nights at Hawkes.

  • Once a month on Saturdays, a live band plays free music on the Hawkes patio.

  • Food and wine is for sale.

  • I hope they do this event again this year!


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