beautiful place, the Sonoma Valley. And Ram’s Gate Winery is located
right at its entrance. A fusion of classic elegance with a youthful
spirit, this stunning vineyard estate perfectly captures the essence
of winemaking at its best. Our aim is simple: to create the finest
possible wines that only our climate and our terroir can produce.
The architecture nods affectionately to its natural surroundings.
Outside, is a modern interpretation of the weathered farmsteads of
Carneros. Inside, is an eclectic mix of contemporary chic and urban
cool. Relaxed yet refined, individual yet uncomplicated, Ram’s Gate
has been designed to inspire great company.
The best things in life don’t happen by accident. They require
passion, attention and above all time. We’re crafting a winery of
exception. One bottle at a time.
Open between 10am - 6pm, Th-M. Please call for appointments.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Tasting Bar without prior arrangement.
Our aim is
simple: to create the finest possible wines that only our climate and
our terroir can produce. That means all our wines are made from grapes
either from our winery or carefully selected vineyards nearby.
Fruit is harvested and handled with care and intention starting with the
selection in the vineyard to the sorting of clusters on our custom
designed tables. The fruit travels down a long belt where it is
inspected and quality checked, guaranteeing consistently high standards,
berry by berry. Gravity and gentle pumps protect the liquid while it's
on the move to its assigned fermentation vessle.
We prefer to keep our lot sizes small. Our smallest is just 1 ton, or 60
cases. Here at Ram’s Gate we like to get really specific about where are
wines come from. For our Pinot, we can pin it down to the actual rows in
Jeff Gaffner tends to spend more time in the vineyard than most
winemakers. He’s a grower at heart and likes to know the journey grapes
take before they’re picked. It’s that level of detail that helps him
make key winemaking decisions.
Red label is our benchmark range of varietals specializing in Pinot Noir
and Chardonnay – the signature grapes of the Carneros and Sonoma regions.
These are authentic Pinots and Chardonnays from our neck of the woods
and will deliver a refreshing, whole-hearted sense of what Pinot and
Chardonnay from Carneros really tastes like.
Our White Label wines are made with all the authenticity and intensity
of the specific rows and vineyards where they originate. They are true
representations of their terroirs and pay homage to the families and
caretakers of each individual vineyard. Sourcing fruit from the best
vineyards in the Carneros, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Russian
River AVA's makes it possible to create some of the finest wine from
Some of our wines:
• Pinot Noir, Sonoma County.
• Pinot Noir Bush Crispo Vineyard.
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma.
• Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Cuvee.
• Syrah Durell Vineyard.
• Chardonnay, Carneros.
• Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Diablo.
• Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyards.
• Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley.
• Sparkling Brut, North Coast.
Ram's Gate adventures are
centered around wine tasting and there are many ways to spend time here.
Join us for seated, guided tastings- with food pairings or without.
Enjoy a flight of vineyard designate wines at the wine bar. Or take a
picnic basket through the vineyard to the pond.
A Sonoma wine tasting experience to remember
There are a variety of ways to enjoy Ram's Gate Winery. And we're pretty
relaxed up here, so if you're passing through wine country, our doors
are open. Give us a ring and we'll set you up with the experience you're
looking for, whether it's a guided tasting, a casual flight at the wine
bar or a picnic down by the pond.
Ram's Gate Experience:
• Up Close & Personal.
• Seated Tasting.
• Behind the Gate.