Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

- Benjamin Franklin

Tasting Room

Guest Experiences

Our guest experiences are available daily from 10am – 5pm. Enhance your winery experience by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying our gardens and vineyard views after tasting. Don’t have a lunch? Call or email us 2 days in advance of your visit to order box lunches. Current tasting lists can be found by clicking on “Book Reservation” then selecting “Details” on your chosen tasting experience.
Groups of 8 or more, please make reservation by phone or by emailing


$10 per person, waived with bottle purchase.

This quintessential selection is five of our current limited release reserve wines that embody the diverse range of our portfolio.  Led by one of our hospitality hosts, you will learn about the origin of the wines, the history of Martin Ray, our property, and the Russian River Valley.

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$15 per person, waived with a bottle purchase.

A comparative tasting of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet, this flight of six vineyard designate wines give you a greater understanding of the intricacies of appellations, and the terroir of the wines.  A dedicated hospitality host will guide you through the comparisons in winemaking and vineyard sites, and give insight into our winemakers take on the vintage.

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Winery Tour & Tasting  

$35 per person 

Explore behind the scenes at Martin Ray Winery on a personalized guided tour with one of our hospitality hosts. Then enjoy a serene seated tasting of our Appellation flight surrounded by our extensive gardens.

To ensure that you enjoy these seated private tastings to the fullest, persons under 21 are not permitted. Thank you for your understanding in this request.

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$35 per person, $25 for Club Members. Reservation required. Cheese pairing $15 per person.

Nestled amongst our Estate Pinot Noir Vineyard, join us for a seated tasting on our pavilion, where a hospitality educator will lead you through our signature WINEMAKER tasting, as you enjoy the views of our lush garden and rolling hills of the Russian River Valley.  Cheese Pairing available.

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$50 per person. Reservation required.

We invite you to experience Martin Ray like never before.  Our Library Tasting is a unique opportunity to explore various vintages of Santa Cruz, Napa, and Russian River, while seated privately in our reserve barrel room.   An intimate tasting with rare bottles dating back to 2000, your host will guide you through seven of our most exclusive wines that truly express their unique terroir, and stand the test of time.

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Picnic Lunch

Prices based on menu selections.

Enjoy a delectable picnic lunch in our lush gardens surrounded by a Pinot Noir vineyard. Please order with at least 48 hours advance notice, by contacting the tasting room at 707.823.2404, or by email.  Choose from individual lunches or group platters. Prices range from $15 – $26.

See the variety of options and menus here. Please note that items are subject to seasonal change, and some limitations may apply.

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Age appears to be best in four things, old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

- Francis Bacon