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Schug Carneros Estate Winery

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Address: 602 Bonneau Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-9749
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+1 707-939-9363
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Established in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery produces wines nuanced...

Established in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery produces wines nuanced with tradition and elegance, led by the vision of Axel Schug and Sonoma born winemaker Michael Cox. The winery was established to produce graceful and elegant Pinot Noirs from Sonoma's celebrated hills of Carneros. Winemaker Michael Cox joined the winery in 1995 and is now dedicated to continuing founder Walter Schug's long legacy of crafting world class wines.

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Friendly, personable place topped off with GREAT wine!

A small group of 3 of us decided to drop in on our way into wine country and are so pleased that we did! Small tasting room, but the staff was incredibly friendly and the wines... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
saenzl18
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A small group of 3 of us decided to drop in on our way into wine country and are so pleased that we did! Small tasting room, but the staff was incredibly friendly and the wines were fantastic! My husband and I had actually just gotten in from Chicago. They recognized that it was "Cubs Day" back home while the... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, we are so glad you visited. Cheers! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were there a few days ago and met a lovely lady named Kate who was working the tasting table. Turns out Kate lived in Cincinnati, our hometown. She was a real pleasure, very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tasting of the newly available 2015 Pinot Noir as well as the 2014. The only disappointment... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for the note - we hope you can make it back out to tour the caves soon! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went there last Saturday for wine tasting. As we parked, a young lady in a Schug vest told us not to bother getting out of car as they were having a special event. We were told to go any other winery; weren't invited to stay for event, nor return at any future time. Staff needs anger management classes. I have... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your experience was negative. If you are ever in the area again please call us, we would be happy to host you at no charge in the hopes that we can make this right. We appreciate you taking the time to send feedback and would like to reassure you that we are worth... More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Walter Shug started this place to make wine. He did a great job. Wines made in the European style. Great history and wine. They do a very nice Pinot and a good Chardonnay. Small friendly place to taste wine.

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we are all so proud of this special place! More 

Atlanta
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Schug Carneros Estate goes to great lengths to make a quality Pinot Noir, and their efforts are your reward. The winery tour & visit has never been the focus of the estate, but now that the heirs of the estate have worked out their differences, you'll see an improvement in that part of the business. What you'll find today is... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to visit, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our last vineyard stop, we were more interested in their self-guided tour through the vineyards, but be prepared for extreme heat and sunshine! The bartender was super fun; there was no push for buying anything (unlike most other vineyards). We got to try a late harvest chardonnay that was delightful!

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the vineyard tour, come back soon! More 

Concord, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic find. Recommended by Didi at Meadowcroft wines. Great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Wonderful hosts with helpful suggestions. Well worth the visit.

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks Patricia! More 

Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It was the smallest of the tasting rooms we visited on a busy Saturday, but very enjoyable because of that. We were able to take our time and the person pouring for us that day let us taste a few things not on their normal tasting menu which I loved. They did have a $10 tasting fee which we didn't... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Hope you come again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This was a must visit for me because I'm a big fan of their Pinot Noir. The tasting room was small for the 10 of us but we went early enough and we were the only ones in it. Not sure anyone else would be able to fit. They did tell us that they were in the process of building... More 

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Cheers Ali, thanks for the review! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We found this place only by recommendation. It's a cute little winery hidden up the mountain a bit and off the beaten path. I highly recommend you stop in. Great Pinot niors and Chardonnay!

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cristabelle44, Public Relations Manager at Schug Carneros Estate Winery, responded to this review

Thanks Suzie, we appreciate your feedback! More 

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