Bricoleur Vineyards is a family affair, involving Sarah Hanson Citron and her parents, Mark and Elizabeth Hanson (and maybe someday Citron’s daughter, Isla Rose).

The tasting menu starts auspiciously with aromatic sauvignon blanc and citrus-cured king salmon in a spring garlic emulsion. A few courses later, the Brittany-born chef visits the table to pour an intense mushroom consommé over a petite fava mushroom tortellini, paired with pinot noir.


Bricoleur’s grounds include a rose garden with 85 varieties, as well as bocce courts, a chicken coop and fruit trees.

If you think Sonoma’s top restaurants are the only places to enjoy seamless pairings, garden views and polished service, think again. You’ll find all of these features during a wine tasting at Bricoleur Vineyards, an expansive family-owned estate in Windsor, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. Whether you choose the six-course Rooted tasting ($125) or the mini Soaring tasting ($75), Bricoleur executive chef Thomas Bellec and advisor Charlie Palmer ensure that you’re in for an unparalleled culinary experience. The winery also hosts a quarterly four-course Seasons dinner ($275), with the next one, celebrating love, slated for February 11.


Between two sites, 20 acres in the Russian River Valley and 43 acres in the Fountaingrove District, Bricoleur works with 11 different varieties.

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Chef Thomas Bellec and his team’s culinary delights, including an oyster duo, pair perfectly with Bricoleur’s wines.