You can’t enjoy a full day of Wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley without a solid meal. We’ve rounded up all our favorite locations to picnic, enjoy food and wine pairings, and wineries with on-site delis!

Check out our list of the best places to enjoy your day in The Valley, while making sure you had a decent lunch!

Best Places to Picnic in Sonoma  

Started by three former Green Bay Packers players and friends, Tony Moll–a Sonoma native–Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz, Three Fat Guys is a tribute to three grape varietals: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros and Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. Under the savvy winemaking direction of Jim McMahon of Luna Vineyards and William Harrison fame, the guys are making delicious wines! Whether you are a football fan or just a wine lover, Three Guys is sure to deliver a big game, from the first to last drop.

Outside Wine Tasting –  $30 pp

Sit socially distanced at wine barrels in our back garden under the blue sky while you enjoy our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Carneros Pinot Noir, Red Blend, and Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the Fat Guys is usually at the tasting room and will stop by to say hello.

Enjoy 6 of our estate release wines in our outdoor covered patio or picnic benches ($35 pp).

Best Wineries with Lunch Options 


Named in tribute to beloved family matriarch Rosa Mondavi, Cucina di Rosa enhances your tasting experience with artisan cheese, charcuterie and other culinary offerings. During the warmer months, they fire up their classic Mugnaini Pizza oven just steps from the nearby tasting room and their legendary artisan pizzas join the mix!

Pizza season is May through early November.

  • Del DottoAmazing location for Cave tours

Del Dotto’s Piazza Location offers their famous Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting ($120 pp) as well as the Delicacies Wine & Food Pairing (225 pp). Each cave experience concludes with a pour of featured bottled wine accompanied by a snack of house-made sourdough pizza. Their Delicacies tasting includes 4 luxurious small plates paired with 5 pours of bottled wines.

  • Domaine Chandon – Great locations for a culinary pairings and sparkling wine tasting

Domaine Chandon offers an an “A la Carte” food menu that is available Thursday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The Winery also offers The Epicurean Experience for up to 6 guests. The experience includes Chef Juan Cabrera’s culinary expertise as he highlights the beauty of sparkling wines with seasonal cuisine in this 5-course wine and food pairing.

Wine tastings are hosted by Bill’s daughter & son-in-law, Elana Hill & David Ahlm, so guests have the chance to meet the family behind these wines. David Ahlm draws from his experience as a chef in Sweden to create an ever-changing food menu which is available to enjoy with the wine tastings. Tastings at Napa Valley Tasting Barn are $60 per person.

  • Tamber Bey – Has beautiful horses and incredible mountain views

Tamber Bey offers guests a “Signature Tasting, Picnic Luncheon, and Tour” ($95 pp) which includes a personal, guided tour of the ranch, including the winery production area and horse operations.  Guests experience a seated, guided tasting of five single-vineyard wines produced at Tamber Bey as well as a picnic lunch during or after the tasting from Sam’s General Store in Calistoga.  A la carte wines are available by bottle or glass with lunch.  


  • Kunde– Offers a Picnic Tour and Wine Country Lunch  $75 pp  

Kunde’s Picnic tour experience includes a private tour of the caves, and a tasting of five Kunde Family wines, followed by a wine country box lunch on the Winemaker’s Plaza. The experience is $75 per person. Their Wine Country Lunch is $100 per person and is an elevated version of our Picnic Tour by dining among the vines with a wine country buffet lunch after your private tour and tasting. Both experiences are 90 minutes.

  • Viansa– One of the few locations that serve coffee

Viansa has an on-site deli (Cucina Viansa) for guests to indulge in delicious Italian Deli selections daily including fresh prepared sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, and authentic Italian delights from their Marketplace.

  • VJB Cellars– Can order from deli as you taste or reserve their tasting option with lunch included

Reserve VJB’s Piazza Tasting ($35 pp non-refundable)* and enjoy samples of their current releases and limited production wines on their beautiful Italian-inspired piazza with one of their knowledgeable wine consultants dedicated to your group. During your wine tasting you can order from their on-site deli, La Cucina or you can opt to reserve their Long Table Tasting and Lunch ($70 pp) and enjoy our Piazza Tasting with a family-style lunch of assorted wood-fired pizzas and bowls of their famous Caesar salad Here is their La Cucina Menu


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