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Schermeister Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

Schermeister Winery

5.0
5
72 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery

We will be sold out and closed to the public by May 15, 2022! A membership waitlist will be available at schermeister.com until we reopen on November 3, 2022.

As one of Sonoma's smallest wineries, winemaker Robert Schermeister, his wife Laura, and wine dog Eli host all guests at our cozy creekside tasting room. Our limited production wines are native fermented, unfiltered, sustainably farmed, and vegan-friendly! All tastings are winemaker-led and are $35 per person. Please allow 75 minutes for this experience and note any children when booking online.

Outside food is not permitted.

We accept parties of up to 6 guests. **We respectfully ask that you do not book multiple tables in the hopes of being seated together. Thank you for understanding.

Well-behaved adults, children, and dogs are welcome! Children must be seated at all times or accompanied by an adult while walking the property. Pets must remain outdoors at all times, including during check-in and check-out.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 934-8953

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Glen Ellen

  • Parking details

    Ample parking is available on each side of Jack London Village, where our tasting room is located.

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Our Wines are: native fermented, unfiltered, sustainably farmed, and dry. Tasting Menu: 3+ bottles waives $30 tasting fee

Wine

  • 2019 Viognier, Salomon Vineyard, Sonoma Valley$38.00

    guava, pineapple

    • 2017 Chardonnay, Antica Vineyard-Atlas Peak, Napa Valley$59.00

      vanilla, pear, nutmeg

      • 2018 Pinot Noir, Rodgers Creek, Petaluma Gap$59.00

        bing cherry, umami

        • 2018 Scavenger Syrah, Wagner Vineyard, Sonoma Valley$70.00

          white pepper, blackberry, cocoa; MVS members only; Syrah - limit one bottle/party

          Last updated: April 2, 2022

          What 72 people are saying

          Overall ratings and reviews

          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

          5.0
          5 based on recent ratings
          • 4.8Food
          • 5Service
          • 5Ambience
          • 4.9Value

          NoiseModerate

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          1. E

            Emsmui

            San Francisco

            28 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            28 reviews

            Dined 5 days ago

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Always a delight to visit and sample the wine. Rob and Laura are friendly and knowledgeable. Even Eli is a treat to see!

          2. MW

            MarionW

            New England

            27 reviews

            5.0

            27 reviews

            Dined 6 days ago

            overall5food1service5ambience5

            The reason for the poor rating is because there is no food served. It’s wine tasting & SO happy we did it with these lovely people. Truly intimate experience ‘ became winery members. Eli is an amazing host.

            Schermeister WineryResponded 4 days ago

            Hi Marion! Thank you so much for coming to see us and for loving our wines. (and welcome to the wine family!) We've reached out to OpenTable to see if they could ever remove the Food category since we are a winery and not a restaurant, so some guests use the Food category to rate our wine when selecting a number 1-5. We hope they'll make the change soon, but in the meantime, enjoy your wines! Hope to see you again for our member Pickup Party in October if you're out west.

          3. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            San Francisco

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 1, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Robert and Laura were great, super friendly, and very knowledgeable in the wines we tried. I highly recommend for a great date place and is something we’ll be doing again.

          4. DL

            DarrylL

            San Francisco

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on April 30, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Frankly unbelievably great wines. Do yourself a favor, and just go. Join, too. We took some friends to taste, and they joined the 12-bottle club. We’re increasing our membership as well. Maybe the biggest bang for the buck in all of wine country. Wow. Laura and Rob (and how interesting it is to talk to and ask questions of the winemaker) are consummate hosts. So much fun, and I learn something every time we go. Tremendous.

          5. FC

            FoodieCoupleSF

            San Francisco

            14 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            14 reviews

            Dined on April 24, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Amazing delicious and top quality wine served by people who are clearly in love with their craft AND enjoy working with people!

          6. J

            Jeremy

            San Francisco

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on April 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            A wonderful and intimate Sonoma winery to visit! It was such a pleasure to try the wines from Schermeister and hear from Robert and Laura themselves about their craft and their approach to their delicious wines. I learned a lot from their passion and knowledge about winemaking!

          7. M

            Mary

            Exclusive

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on April 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This tasting experience is excellent! Rob and Laura are wonderful hosts, and their wine is absolutely fantastic. Well worth a visit!

          8. FC

            FoodieCoupleSF

            San Francisco

            15 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            15 reviews

            Dined on April 9, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Fabulous wines and's friendly service. Sweet local gem! Our favorite stop in Sonoma wine Country!

          9. MM

            MargaretM

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 8, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wine was amazing, so nice to sit, chat, taste and drink incredible wine. So knowledgeable , a true gem

          10. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on March 26, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Rob and Laura were amazing. We visited because of the great reviews and became wine club members because of the amazing wine.

          11. M

            Meredith

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on March 19, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Every wine we tried at Schermeister was a standout, but the rosé and Pinot were especially good. Rob Schermeister, the winemaker, was our host and it was great to learn about how he approaches winemaking (which is slightly different than many winemakers - much more focused on quality than quantity). Laura, Rob’s life and business partner, was a welcoming presence (and amazing artist), and their dog Eli was happy to show off his collection of tricks for us. I’ll definitely be back on my next trip to Sonoma!

          12. DA

            DawnA

            Dallas

            4 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on March 10, 2022

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            One of our favorite places to visit in the area. Wines are amazing. Owners are lovely. We enjoy talking to them and learning about the wines. Super impressed with what they've created. Highly recommend!

          13. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            San Diego

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on July 25, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Had no intention of joining a wine club after a hike but the wine was that good! Super cute tasting room location and wonderful owners.

          14. BB

            BenB

            Hawaii

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 25, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Had a wonderful experience! Rob and Laura are great hosts, the winery is in a cute location and the wines tasted amazing!

          15. SM

            SarahM

            Houston

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on July 18, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Schermeister was our first stop in Sonoma, and we're so glad we stopped! Laura was knowledgeable and so welcoming! The wine was delicious, and each one has a story. Definitely recommend!!

          16. JF

            JennaF

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 16, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We absolutely loved our group wine tasting and could not have asked for a better experience. We were blown away by Rob and Laura's hospitality and the accommodations they made for us. Beautiful space and amazing wines! Plus, we all loved having Eli at our table - what a great dog! We all left with smiles on our faces and can't wait to visit again.

          17. ZN

            ZoeN

            San Francisco

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 4, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The wine is incredible and Rob and Laura are truly passionate about making it. The value for the quality is unmatched. I can't recommend this place highly enough! They also have the cutest dog who helps escort you to your table!!

          18. CR

            CRos

            San Francisco

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 3, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Just lovely. It’s awesome that this husband and wife who run the winery pick the grapes and make the wine themselves. It was such a refreshing experience and so wonderfully different from large scale wineries that just don’t feel as inviting. Also, the dog! So cute. Would be back in a heartbeat!

          19. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Baltimore

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on July 2, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Phenomenal experience!

          20. MA

            MAKane

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on June 27, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This summer we are visiting and supporting vegan wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties. Rob, Laura, and Eli (the dog) are the very friendly hosts at Schermeister Winery in Glen Ellen. They served us some of the most delicious and finely crafted wines we have ever tasted in an idyllic setting. Highly recommended!

          21. JA

            JeanaA

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on June 20, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Pretty freak'n awesome. So quiet and the tasting was yummy. Bought three bottles that I picked up later in the day. That's when I had a great conversation with Laura, the wife owner. She's an amazing artist and there are sculptures available for sale, currently, from by another artist. Beautiful place.

          22. E

            Emilie

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on June 12, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Great wine, great people and great location. A must stop if you’re in Glen Ellen

          23. B

            Bondilyn

            New Orleans

            16 reviews

            5.0

            16 reviews

            Dined on June 6, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Had a wonderful wine tasting experience at Schermeister. Our group was specifically looking for small, intimate vineyards and the husband and wife team at Schermeister was exactly that! Their tasting room was located in a small, cozy plaza near a running creek where we were seated overlooking. Although there was no food served at their tasting room, there were two restaurants on the property that you could visit before or after your tasting, which worked out really great. The thoughtful approach to creating an overall relaxing ambience, the delicious wines, and the story of these young winemakers made our overall experience a lot of fun. Plus....they have a really cute dog (Eli) who likes to escort patrons to their tables, which was a bonus!

          24. RF

            RobF

            San Francisco

            5 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            5 reviews

            Dined on May 29, 2021

            overall5food1service5ambience5

            Excellent wine tasting. Robert and Laura are premiere hosts and take the time to meet and engage each of their guests. Very good wine and even better ambiance at this small boutique winery. Highly recommended if you are in the area. There is no food option hence the 1 star. (Unfortunately the rating system won't allow you to just put N/A.)

          25. EM

            EricM

            San Francisco

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 28, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Very personal wine tasting experience with delightful husband and wife team. Lovely setting, warm hospitality, and excellent wines

          26. D

            Debbie

            Denver

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on May 27, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wonderful tasting! Winemaker and his wife did the tasting. Very personable! Enjoyed answering all our questions. Wonderful wine

          27. BF

            BrianF

            Baltimore

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 23, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Experience was great, the owners are awesome, the venue is so serene, and the wine is excellent!

          28. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            Exclusive

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 23, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Always amazing at Schermeister!

          29. J

            Jamesf

            Charlotte

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 22, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            The Schermeister's were amazing. They were so hospitable and great to talk to. They answered all of our questions and added a personal touch to our tasting menu while celebrating our friends that got married last year, but we couldn't attend the wedding due to the pandemic. We would recommend them to anyone.

          30. AK

            AdamK

            New York Area

            22 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            22 reviews

            Dined on May 20, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            My wife and I attended a wonderful wine tasting hosted by Robert and Laura Schermeister. So our food five-star rating in this review is really all about the wine. Robert is a passionate, gifted winemaker. Laura is intimately involved in the business and a true joy. My wife and I have been enjoying Robert’s wines for a number of years now. We are never disappointed and, if it is possible, they just keep getting better and better. If you are looking for the quintessential Sonoma Valley wine experience then you must try Schermeister. True owner-operators whose commitment to quality shines through each sip, glass, and bottle!

          31. MV

            MichelleV223

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 16, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            This is great winery and we joined their wine club. We were intrigued by the idea of wild yeast and it was great. The outdoor seating was quiet and beautiful . If you like chardonnay and pinot noir check this winery out. My husband loved their viognier.

          32. MB

            MaryB

            Seattle

            13 reviews

            5.0

            13 reviews

            Dined on May 9, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            We had a lovely time. The wines are delicious, the owners are personable and Eli, their dog, is sweet. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

          33. OT

            OpenTable Diner

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Laura and Rob were extremely sweet! The wine was really interesting, fun and good quality for the price. The location was cute and Glen Ellen is a fun town to wander around!

          34. E

            Emsmui

            San Francisco

            28 reviews

            vip
            5.0

            28 reviews

            Dined on May 8, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Always a pleasure to experience a tasting at Schermeister. Robert and Laura are super knowledgeable and great hosts. Looking forward to the next visit!

          35. HD

            HeatherD

            Washington DC

            3 reviews

            5.0

            3 reviews

            Dined on May 6, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            FYI. No food. But if there was food, it would probably have been outstanding as well.

          36. LG

            LorenG

            Central Coast

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 15, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Our favorite winery and winemaking couple in Sonoma, plus their dog Eli teaches me new tricks.

          37. M

            Mary

            Exclusive

            4 reviews

            5.0

            4 reviews

            Dined on April 11, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            Wine was unique and exceptional. We were served by Robert, the wine maker and Laura his wife also helped out, what a great couple and an outstanding experience!

          38. MR

            MichelleR

            San Francisco

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 11, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            A hidden gem! We love this winery and bring friends and guests here often! Beautiful setting by the creek on the deck.

          39. DS

            DonaldS

            San Francisco

            2 reviews

            5.0

            2 reviews

            Dined on April 10, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience4

            Fun, energetic, and joyful visit with a true winemaker. Learned a lot from the owner winemaker, and his passion is evident in the wine he makes. Well done!

          40. J

            James

            Denver

            1 review

            5.0

            1 review

            Dined on April 4, 2021

            overall5food5service5ambience5

            A nice small winery with beautiful outside views. Due to their small size there was limits on how many bottles could be purchased. We had a great time and enjoyed talking to the couple who owns the winery.

          Safety precautions

          • Cleaning & sanitizing

            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
          • Physical distancing

            • Limited number of seated diners
            • Distancing maintained in common areas
            • Extra space between tables
          • Screening

            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

          FAQs

          Schermeister Winery is rated 5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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          Google Map for Schermeister Winery

          14301 Arnold Dr Studio 28 Glen Ellen, CA 95442

          Additional information

          • Neighborhood

            Glen Ellen

          • Hours of operation

            Thu–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

          • Cuisines

            Winery, Vegetarian / Vegan

          • Dining style

            Casual Dining

          • Dress code

            Casual Dress

          • Parking details

            Ample parking is available on each side of Jack London Village, where our tasting room is located.

          • Payment options

            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

          • Additional

            Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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