Chardonnay & Croquet

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of croquet, chardonnay, and a gourmet picnic lunch while wearing your traditional ‘Wimbledon whites’. Each guest is welcomed with a keepsake glass and a splash of wine to start off the experience properly. Guests then stroll down to two beautiful world-class grass croquet courts rolled as smoothly as a golf putting greens where you will be met with cheese, charcuterie, and a crisp chardonnay. A croquet professional will provide a brief lesson on croquet techniques and then you will kick off a customized round robin croquet tournament with your fellow guests. After croquet, guests will wander up to the Grand Terrace where they will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch paired with a split of wine and a beautiful view.

Experience Highlights

Croquet & Wine


Learn to play the grown-up version of croquet on two beautiful world-class grass croquet courts rolled as smoothly as a golf putting greens. Croquet is simple enough that any guest can master the basics during this experience.
Croquet is a game of strategy, similar to chess, you have to look ahead and plan your shots.
Chardonnay + Cheese + Charcuterie


After a lesson from the Pro, guests move onto the championship grass courts with a glass of chilled chardonnay in their hand and begin playing a round robin tournament organized by the Pro.
Ask the Pro for advice on how to play key shots!
Gourmet Picnic Lunch & Wine Flight


Once the tournament has concluded, guests move to the Grand Terrace where they will enjoy a enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch paired with a flight of wine and a beautiful view of the Sonoma-Cutrer property.
Tournament winners are presented with a bottle of wine and a wine tasting!

At a Glance

Available Tuesday - Sunday at 11:00am and 1:00pm.
This experience is two and half hours (could go 3 hours if guests are enjoying croquet).
Takes place in at Windsor, California at Sonoma Cutrer Winery.
You will meet the host at the tasting room.
2-64 Guests can attend. Guests must be over 21. A minimum of 2 guests are required. (Insider Tip: We can accommodate larger groups upon demand).
Wine country casual, shorts are cool, we strongly suggest guests wear traditional white, a splash of color is also encouraged for those who want to make a fashion statement. Flat-soled shoes are best (no high heels worn on court).
Beautiful, temps in mid 70s, but sometimes rains late fall to early spring.
Tax included

Our take

Any sport that can be played with a glass of wine is a sport we love to play.
Croquet is for all players. Everyone starts at the same level, so the consummate athlete has no competitive edge.
Lunch with the view from the Grand Terrace adds a perfect element to this experience.


Croquet is a game of strategy, much like chess, you have to look and plan ahead.
Reserve time after lunch to walk around the property.
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Your Host:
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Sonoma-Cutrer is a testament to the people, practices, and land all working in unison to uphold the time-honored tradition of winemaking. Sonoma-Cutrer brings together traditions from the Burgundy region of France with Californian ingenuity and appreciation for Sonoma’s remarkable terroir. Beyond our craft, we strive to carry these values into our personal relationships and communities. We believe the good life, like good wine, is not primarily of any one element but is a perfectly unique balance of all elements.
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Reviews (3)

Was invited to take part in this experience by a friend. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, especially having never played croquet before, but i have to say I had a blast! Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay is one of my all time favorite wines so it was not difficult for me to say yes. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, we were treated like royalty and had a great time learning and playing croquet. I can’t wait to do this again!

What a fantastic experience! Lunch was delicious, wine was fabulous, and our croquet instructor was sublimely pleasant. Additional nibbles were provided while we played, including a lovely rillette, creamy brie, tangy jam, and almonds. This was an absolutely exquisite way to spend a Saturday afternoon – highly recommend it!

A great experience! I had never played croquet before but after our lesson from Mike I was ready to go. Our game quickly became very competitive in a fun manner. The time flew by. The scenery on the green was beautiful. The food was fantastic and the wine flowed. Kudos to the Chef. We not only had a delicious lunch but then we had a beautiful charcuterie platter. We definitely did not leave hungry. I am hoping to do this experience again soon.