Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate
777 Madrone Rd
Glen Ellen, CA  95442

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What to Buy

’14 Madrone Estate Old Vine Zinfandel
Currants, allspice, cherry compote, cocoa $35

’14 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Lemon, subtle oak, pear, white peach $50

'13 Madrone Estate Barbera
Rose, black pepper, cinnamon, blackberries $40

Special Notes

Outdoor patio and bocce, culinary offerings, wine club, events


Established in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate is the oldest operating winery in Glen Ellen and the original gateway to the stunning Sonoma Valley. Open vistas, sunny patios, a bocce court, and an original stone barrel cellar create an incomparable wine country setting. Here, guests can settle in and fully experience the winery’s rich, rooted history amidst 100-year old vines as they sip on distinctive estate-driven wines, crafted in small lots by Winemaker Kat Doescher.

Kat, who has been with the winery since 2006 and head winemaker since 2014, continues to lead the winery and its impressive collection of wines from Sonoma County including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, estate-grown Zinfandel, Barbera, and Sangiovese.

Besides a sublime setting and excellent wines, Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate offers a superb culinary program under the direction of its own estate chef to bring wine, food, and friends to the table together. Options for a seated wine and food pairing include an Artisanal Cheese Plate with toasted Marcona almonds and wildflower honey; a Rustic Charcuterie Board with wild boar salami and warm bone marrow; and a Decadent Chocolate Pairing with a seasonal selection of dark chocolates. Guests who make arrangements ahead can also order a gourmet plated lunch paired with a flight of five wines. And, for the pièce de résistance, there’s a sumptuous seasonal three-course wine and food pairing. This tantalizing tasting menu is inspired by Estate Chef Sam Badolato, who has Sicilian roots. With more than 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Sam creates dishes from the fi nest locally sourced ingredients with fl avors that pair impeccably with the wines.

From the warm and welcoming tasting room to the beautiful grounds graced with vineyards and olive trees, Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate invites guests to experience everything there is to love about Sonoma wine country

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Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: Yes

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: Yes

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: Yes

Gift Shop: Yes

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: Yes



Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate's Brasciole

Try this sweet little twist on a delicious and classic Italian dish.

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate's Stuffed Artichokes

Enjoy a savory sheep's milk stuffed artichoke appetizer created by Chef Sam at Valley of the Moon at Madrone Estate. 

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate's Fava Beans

A quick and easy side dish that's sure to be a crowd fava-rite!

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate's Porchetta Roast

This hearty and mouthwatering garlic and spice infused pork dish will feed everyone at your party.

Valley of the Moon Carrot Puttanesca Sauce

The natural subtle sweetness of the carrot and tomato, combined with the salty olives, complement the acidity and robust flavors in Madrone's new release wine, 2012 The Bough.

Valley of the Moon Eggplant and Roasted Tomato Caponata

This tasty dish is perfectly suited to accompany your favorite Madrone vintage or as an appetizer before a heavier dish.