Wine is our focus at Cline Cellars, but we're more than a winery. Cline Cellars is brimming with history, beauty, and fun.
One of six spring-fed ponds on the site, our carp pond was originally stocked in the mid-1800s, when the owner raised the fish to feed hungry San Franciscans. Today, it's also home to turtles and the occasional heron. We invite you to get a handful of our fish food and see what a carp feeding frenzy looks like.
California Missions Museum
(Please note: during the school year the museum is subject to 1 to 2 hour closures to the public as students tour the facility)
The Cline property was originally intended as the site of the final California Mission in 1820. Though it was moved to what is now downtown Sonoma, the Clines have constructed a museum that displays meticulously hand-crafted models of all 21 missions. These models were built in 1939 for the World's Fair at Treasure Island. In 1998, the Clines purchased the models and in 2005, opened this museum, which also hosts two stained glass panels originating in 15th Century Spain.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance is free, but reservations are required for large groups. Visit the California Mission Museum website to learn more.
Pudding & Fancy
One of the most popular attractions for our visitors (other than the wine, of course) are Pudding and Fancy, our two Sicilian miniature burros. They live a happy life in a comfy corral, a far cry from the fate of their ancestors, who carried missionaries and Spanish explorers through California.
Enjoy our collection of indigenous birds showing off their remarkable colors. They are behind the tasting room to the right of the carp pond.
There are over 5,000 roses on the property, lining the driveway and vineyards. You can't help but see them when you visit, but be sure to stop and smell them while you're here.