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Great Outdoor Dining in Sonoma Valley for Your Sonoma Group Wine Tour

Wineries and restaurants in our little paradise offer tastings, meals, and happy hours in garden or courtyard settings. The Sonoma Plaza in particular showcases some of the best of these al fresco spots. We couldn’t be happier to recommend excellent outdoor dining for your Sonoma group wine tour. Check out our selections below, then let the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley help your Sonoma group wine tour reserve a table for brunch, dinner, or even a happy hour drink!

Depot Hotel

241 First St W
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-2980

Depot Hotel Restaurant owner and founder Michael Ghilarducci has been working in restaurants since the tender age of 11. Having grown up in San Francisco’s “Little Italy,” Ghilarducci has shaped his menus to feature the best of both rustic Italian cuisine and local seasonal offerings. Try dishes like the Stracotto, with braised beef and Italian sausage on a bed of creamy polenta, or one of a variety of pizzas, dressed with wine country toppings like black truffles, brie, cured olives, and chilis!

Relax under the stars at the Depot Hotel Restaurant on your Sonoma Group Wine Tour with the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley!
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The extensive wine list offers pairings for any palate, and the outdoor setting—complete with fountains, globe lights, and a fireplace—makes for a magical meal. The Depot Hotel began hosting guests in 1870, in the building that now houses the restaurant. Be sure to snag a reservation so your Sonoma Group Wine Tour can enjoy this historic setting.


452 First St E
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-1927

LaSalette’s Chef Manuel Azevedo draws visitors from all over with his “New Portuguese Cuisine,” recreating the best of the recipes he grew up with from the bountiful fresh ingredients of California wine country. The result is surprising, flavorful menu items like Bacalhau no Forno, Wild Mushroom Açorda, and the Pork and Clams dish, served over roasted potatoes.

Of course, the wine list is excellent, but LaSalette is also known for their extensive port menu. The outdoor dining feels intimate–shrouded by lush landscaping, but still open enough to feel the breeze. LaSalette is sure to please all the members of your Sonoma group wine tour, so make reservations here!

Carneros Bistro

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort
1325 Broadway (at Leveroni & Napa Rds)
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 935-6600

The Carneros Bistro, winner of an OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award in 2018, sources ingredients from local farmers and producers and also from its own 480-square foot garden! Taste the bounty of wine country with menu-items like Wild Boar Ragout, wood rotisserie chicken from a farm in Petaluma, Niman Ranch pork belly, or Coke Farm baby beets, smoked and served with burrata.

A great wine and cocktail list offers great pre-dinner drinks ideas as well as perfect pairing options with your meal. The dining room opens into the garden for a true farm-to-table experience. The Bistro is also good for brunch, and the restaurant takes reservations for every meal.

Join the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley for your Sonoma group wine tour to raise a glass and toast beautiful California wine country at any one of these great spots for outdoor dining!

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