Bonneau Wines

707996-0420 75 Bonneau Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Bonneau Winery is operated by the third generation of Bonneaus with family history dating back to the early 1920s in the Sonoma – Los Carneros appellation. The Bonneaus originally came to America from the vineyard lands of Bordeaux, France and began farming a 70 acre parcel of land just south of the town of Sonoma. After growing and providing Chardonnay grapes to several well known wineries in both Sonoma & Napa, the family launched its own label in 2002. In 1921 August and Catherine Bonneau purchased 70 acres of land in Schellville, about 8 miles south of the town of Sonoma, California. This was a very remote area at the time, requiring a full day's travel time from San Francisco. This area reminded the Bonneaus of the Bordeaux region of France near the area where they were born. The Bonneaus farmed the land, had a dairy and ran a small country store/deli. Although the vineyard has long since replaced the dairy, the members of the family still operate businesses that the Bonneaus started. In 1989 Read more »

Varietals Produced by Bonneau Wines View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Saumur Champigny Tradition Domaine de Bonneliere 2012

    Snoothrank:

    I was with a group of friends having dinner in a restaurant in the French town of Rouen last weekend when this red wine was served to us. I have no idea of how much it cost because I was in the happy position of not paying the bill !.Saumur-Champigny is an AOC created in 1957 for red wines made from cabernet franc in the central Loire valley sou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Well we are back from the Glen Ellen/Kenwood trip. We found a few wines we liked, and enjoyed exploring the area. Since I am a big pinot person, especially RRV or sonoma coast, I knew I wasn't necessarily in the heart of that area of Sonoma,  But since it had been so long since I visited this area, we decided to give it a go.We stopped first in ... Read More

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  • Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us.  Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More

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  • The Zinner party was last night, but preparations began a week or two ago when I realized I had accumulated some Zins that needed consuming.  I had been lured by a cellar sale on BPWine that featured a ton of Turley wines from different vineyards at really attractive prices.  By the time I pulled the trigger, the best values appeared to be a 200... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Zinner Party


  • Bonneau Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Bland 2011

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    Straw bright, generous aromas of lemongrass and asian pear; flavor notes of lemon citrus, grassy minerals and tart asian pear, with a viscous texture and bright acid over a focused finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rarewineco event, Jan. 29 in...


  • Bonneau Wines Zinfandel Shenandoah 2005

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    smooth at first with a little spice on the end. excellent zin Read More

    Wine review by Hoopie1


  • Bonneau Wines Zinfandel Shenandoah 2005

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    smooth at first with a little spice on the end. Excellent Zin Read More

    Wine review by Hoopie1


  • I've just read an article on this, asking the question ' Is this Spain's Greatest wine?''.There are far wiser people out there to comment and the closest i'll ever get is to read about it.As the article states no wine in the world is worth a price tag of £250+ a bottle or is it?Love to know your comments and has anyone tried it.http://catavino.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vega-Sicilia Unico 2000


  • I am trying to find a great bottle of (preferably) red wine as a wedding gift for my best friend- and would love to get something from 2007 which was the year they got together (cheesy maybe..but I'd like to get some meaning behind the bottle!).  Any suggestions of something interesting... different, possibly Spanish... but essentially special, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic wedding present wine?!!?


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