Nestled on a gentle knoll shadowed by the nearby Mayacamas Mountains, the site of Foley Sonoma typifies the peaceful, serene beauty of the Alexander Valley in the world renowned Sonoma County, just eighty miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Previously Stryker Sonoma, the vision and creativity are inspired by the vineyards and countryside surrounding the Estate. Purchased by Bill Foley in 2016 and rebranded to Foley Sonoma, Foley Sonoma wines mix old-world tradition and modern technology to allow for gentler handling of both fruit and wine.
Our winemaking philosophy is about pure varietal expression which produces award winning, balanced wines rich in fruit and deep in character. The Vineyards produce 4,000 to 6,000 cases annually from the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Sémillon, Tannat, and Zinfandel. Guests visiting the winery today can watch the winemaking process in action, viewing barrels as they are racked in the aging cellar and step onto the observation deck to see how grapes enter the crush pad for sorting and de-stemming.
Designed by Nielsen Schuh Architects, the inspiration was to create buildings that are aesthetically beautiful, sensitive to the environment and in harmony with the landscape. The state of the art modern facility was specifically designed to create small lots of ultra-premium luxury wines from the Estate Vineyard.
The focus of our winemaking efforts is centered around the Cabernet family of varietals.Read More →