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Taking photos in wineries' vineyards

Posted in Sonoma, CA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Katie Hew Sonoma, CA, USA

Hi! I'm getting married at the Lodge at Sonoma, not a winery. However, I love the photos I've seen of couples in their wedding clothes in between vines at the local wineries. Does anyone know of any wineries in/around Sonoma that allow wedding photos if you are not holding the wedding there? Perhaps in exchange for a purchase of a case of wine? Thanks!

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Emptyprofileicon Anonymous Sonoma, CA, USA

Have you contacted Viansa Winery (935-2728) or Cline Cellars (940-4000)? Cline has a beautiful grass area with water & huge willow trees. Jacuzzi is a new winery which has a beautiful stonework building. Gloria Ferrer (996-7256) has a road between their vineyards & if you stopped to take pictures, you could see the mountains behind. These are all located about 10 minutes out of Sonoma on 121. You might try Gundlach Bundschu Winery (939-3125), which is about a 2 minute drive from The Lodge, or Nicholson Ranch Winery (938-8822), which is a 5 minute drive from The Lodge. If you need help finding other services, feel free to contact me - especially if you need your wedding cake, groom's cake, bridal shower or any other dessert items!
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72580 Ashley and Daniel Rabon

Close by is Bartholomew winery which is also a public park with some grassy hills and trees and great views. I was married last October at The Lodge and then did a picnic at Bartholomew, here's a link to some of my photos and you can see what I'm talking about. Most wineries have no problem with public visiting their grounds, you just want to make sure you check with whichever one you choose to see if they have a policy or an event going on the day you wish to be there.


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