VJB Vineyard and Cellars: 60 Shaw Ave in Kenwood, Sonoma
Tasting Room: Open daily from 10am to 5pm
Wines: Wine making at VJB is a family affair, which contains traditional wine style and flavor. They offer a wide range of veriatals including many of the popular Italian wines: sangiovese, primitivo and barbera.
Edifice: The location includes a wide verity of food amenities including a deli, wine country essentials and gelato. An open area plaza/courtyard is perfect for a family picnic. The buildings and experience is modeled after an Italian countryside style.
Price: Most wines are under $40 and estate wines are priced at around $50. Best value: Dante blend and Barbera
Notes: Pet friendly (courtyard), Great for families, Excellent food options
VJB Winery Description
VJB wines are a perfect combination of old-world Italian wine making with California passion. The Belmonte family has produced an extensive selection of varietals, including some of my favorites like Nero d’avola. They also provide an inviting atmosphere perfect for families, parties or just a couple visiting Kenwood Sonoma. The grounds include a Cucina with an authentic Italian menu perfect for lunch and Gelato to top off. The outdoor patio includes a wood fire stove which, prepares pizzas for guests. One downside to the locations is the view, unfortunately you should not expect to see a large vineyard or sights of Sonoma.