Grand Opening Invitation to Sonocaia!

September 26, 2023

Written by Ken Wornick

Backed by 20+ vintages and many dozens of wines produced, Ken is a Sonoma-based wine consultant and founder of Sonocaia Estate Vineyeards, Dysfunctional Family Winery and Hydeout Sonoma.

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Announcing the grand opening event of Sonocaia estate vineyard and winery

sunrise on Sonocaia - Grand Opening Invitation to Sonocaia!

Join us for a delicious wine and food experience at our new Sonoma estate, Sonocaia (So-No-Kai-Yah). As one of our loyal Hydeout and Dysfunctional blog post readers, you get first shot to this event. Tickets will sell quickly. Three dates to choose from: Nov 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Ticketed reservations are required. Seating is very limited. Your ticket includes our inaugural 2021 estate reserve Sagrantino, plus new and current releases, older library wines, and curated charcuterie. All set in our new winery.

Instructions: Click on the link, choose ONE of three dates, select number of tickets (max of 2) then ‘Add to Cart’ and proceed through checkout.

Sonocaia’s Inaugural Launch Event – click here for tickets

If you are unable to purchase tickets, that means the date is already sold out. Please try another date. Or email us at We will be keeping a first-come first-served waiting list. Special discounts for wines purchased at the tasting will be automatically affilliated with your ticket.

Sonocaia’s Inaugural Launch Event – click here for tickets

About Sagrantino: Our estate grown Sagrantino is a boutique-scale effort and one of only three wineries in the entire United States dedicated this variety. The Sonocaia Sagrantino is a traditionally-made deep red wine that transports tasters to the hills of Montefalco, Umbia, Italy. A rare find in California, this varietal is relatively unknown in the new world and is sparking curiosity from both the casual traveller and the serious wine critic. We have painstakingly cultivated this highly regarded Italian varietal with meticulous sustainable farming. The resulting wine makes a bold but very approachable statement. Think of Cabernet or Petite Sirah in complexity and structure, but with the body and finish of a softer wine. The nose offers enticing aromas of red and black fruits, dark chocolate, cedar, earth, savory herbs, and a touch of oak spice. On the palate the wine shows a rich, full body with a lovely, long-lasting finish. These features make Sagrantino a wine that will last nicely throughout an entire meal.

Sonocaia’s Inaugural Launch Event – click here for tickets

To learn more about our estate Sagrantino, click here

To read about all of our wines, click here

Pronounce it like this: SO-NO-KI-YAH  SAG-RAN-TEEN-OH

We look forward to seeing you in November…

Ken and Cyn - Grand Opening Invitation to Sonocaia!

Ken and Cynthia in the new Sonocaia winery back in late winter of 2022 as construction is completed and oak barrels are moved in.

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  1. Cindy Duguay

    I loved reading all of your exciting news!! You all are definitely busy! The harvest of garden vegetables looks wonderful! I bet the Prickly Pear Margaritas were delicious!
    It is so wonderful to see your dream coming to fruition soon at your upcoming Sonocaia Winery opening!! Congratulations and cheers to you both!!

    • Ken Wornick

      Thanks Cindy, see you in a few months to celebrate your visit in the new space!


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