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Our cozy creekside tasting room in Glen Ellen - Schermeister Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

Schermeister Winery

5.0
5
84 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
*OpenTable Diner's Choice*
*Best Experiences in the U.S. & Canada*

Winemaker Robert Schermeister and his wife Laura host all guests and their dog Eli greets everyone at the door. Our limited-production wines are native fermented, unfiltered, and sustainably farmed with big aroma and flavor. If you're looking for special wines that can't be found anywhere else, then you're in the right place!

Winemaker tastings at our cozy creekside tasting room are $35 per person and complimentary for members. Make it a culinary pairing with optional small bites for an additional $12 per person ($10 for members).

Please allow 60-90 minutes for a casual yet engaging experience with a focus on how our wines are made. Well-behaved children are welcome, as are pets on the patio.

Outside food is not permitted. We ask that you give us at least 24 hours' notice if you can't make it to your reservation and to call if you're running late.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

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

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Winemaker Tasting with Culinary Pairing

    $47.00 per person

    Jan 12 - May 31, 2023
    Experience one of Sonoma's smallest wineries for a casual and engaging experience with winemaker Robert Schermeister. As a limited-production winery focused on quality over quantity, we make wines that are native fermented, unfiltered, unfined, sustainably farmed, and vegan-friendly. Tastings at Schermeister offer the rare chance to get a winemaker's expertise and perspective, all in our rustic-modern creekside tasting room. This experience includes a pairing of simple yet delicious small bites expertly curated to highlight the aroma, flavor, and texture of our wines. Sales tax added on at checkout.

What 84 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

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  1. DG

    DianaG

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming hosts, delicious wines, great fun!
  2. RW

    RobertW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Not a restaurant! An excellent smaller winery run by two of the nicest people you you could meet. Wonderful experience and very educational in a low key and pleasant way.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wine flight with food pairing tasting. Fantastic experience with Robert the wine maker and Laura his wife (plus Eli their rescue dog). Robert spent a lot of time talking through his philosophy and techniques of wine making. Everything was delicious. We all ended up signing up for the wine club.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had so much fun!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meeting the winemaker. Delicious wine. Beautiful setting near a rushing creek.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time! Rob and Laura were charming and gracious hosts. And their wine is superb! Can’t wait to go back!
  7. DG

    DianaG

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service by the winemaker was outstanding and the wine was delicious. Learned a lot!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful wine and great wine tasting experience.
  9. LH

    LarryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Unique winery experience in Glen Ellen. Good wines .
  10. SH

    SharonH

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rob is so knowledgeable and passionate about wine and his are fantastic!
  11. b

    bdeats

    Raleigh

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this winery tasting! The wines are delicious, and it's so rewarding to meet new young winemakers who are so committed to both the art and craft of wine.
  12. 0

    00hog

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Schermeister was in the “far exceeded expectations” category. The wine is mind-blowingly good. We loved both Robert and Laura S. Their passion for what they do comes across in every sip. We can’t wait to drink all the wines we bought. And we bought wine!

    Schermeister WineryResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much for this awesome feedback! We love that you had such a good time and that you loved our wines. Come back anytime!

  13. E

    Emsmui

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to visit and sample the wine. Rob and Laura are friendly and knowledgeable. Even Eli is a treat to see!
  14. MW

    MarionW

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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 on May 14, 2022Hi 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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.
  16. DL

    DarrylL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  17. FC

    FoodieCoupleSF

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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!
  18. J

    Jeremy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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!
  19. M

    Mary

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  20. FC

    FoodieCoupleSF

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous wines and's friendly service. Sweet local gem! Our favorite stop in Sonoma wine Country!
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. DA

    DawnA

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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!!
  28. 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.
  29. 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!!
  30. C

    Chris

    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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience!
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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!
  36. 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.)
  37. EM

    EricM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    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
  38. 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
  39. 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!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing at Schermeister!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Schermeister Winery is rated 5 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
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

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

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

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