Bartholomew Park
Bartholomew Park
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ken
Rancho Cucamonga, CA8 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Pretty park with trails surrounding a winery. Could be a serene place to relax and soak up the atmosphere but too many others in the park had been soaking up the winery's drinks. Just outside of Sonoma California but perhaps not really worth the trip unless combined with some wine tasting,
Written 10 July 2023
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An
San Mateo, CA2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
The park is great with no fee to walk around the beautiful grounds esp. for locals. But some people just don't follow the rules of the park leaving their dogs with no leash on and running around frightening the children and folks visiting the park. And the dog's face is covered in mud and dirt dripping with saliva!! Oh they don't even apologize to you for their dogs behavior or control them. Its up-to to oneself to fend themselves. But, This is not a dog park!!!!!

With no one to monitor the areas this is becoming a daily issue. How hard is to follow the 'dogs on leash only' rule. Wish the park authorities take notice and make them face consequences. PS: Once they leave the park, they promptly leash the dogs since they wont them go hit the traffic and get hurt, buts its ok to make them pounce on unsuspecting people.
Written 20 November 2021
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Valerie W
Asheville, NC6 contributions
Jun 2021
We did the outer loop trail, and it was very pleasant. The terrain varied including a small grove of redwoods, some open spaces, views, etc. which was very nice. We didn't run into any other people on the trail, and that was surprising. There was a sign that a mountain lion had been spotted at the top of the trail, but we didn't see any. We did spot some scat that had lots of pits or seeds in it, so we wondered if there were bears there (?). There are some steep parts with stairs, but they weren't too difficult.
Written 23 June 2021
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LoveToTravel524
Santa Cruz, CA1,331 contributions
Jul 2020
It's our 40th anniversary and we wanted to do a little COVID safe getaway. We are staying at the BW Sonoma (have stayed here many times and love it). This park and the estate winery is very close to downtown Sonoma. We did the approximately 3-mile loop walk thru vineyards and redwoods, took us about 90 minutes. Then we bought a bottle of delicious Sauvignon blanc and enjoyed a picnic on the lawn under a tree overlooking the vineyards. It makes for a perfect day and was very COVID safe!
Written 1 August 2020
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sjansenavon
Sonoma, CA390 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
You don’t have to buy wine to use the picnic tables or the rest of the grounds in this beautiful park. It has some great hiking trails for moderate hikers with some elevation. Just a beautiful place to take your own picnic and enjoy the surroundings. There are restrooms and parking available.
Written 20 October 2019
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Manalani
Pacifica, CA439 contributions
Jul 2019
We stumbled upon it, following google to a non-existent ‘Vineyard Lane National Reserve.” We found instead an entire day at the JUST REOPENED Bartholomew Park/Vineyard/Foundation. There was friendly hosts, a long and interesting hike, an art Gallery, OUTDOOR (or indoor) wine tasting and a picnic.

On our arrival we immediately ran into Anna, the foundation director, who told us some of the history of the place - the whole area a get away for
'wayward women.' A hospital that began, in part, to birth babies of these women, and others in the community. We toured the art gallery and were given a hiking map.

Our hike was up Grape Stomp Trail and down Angels Flight. About 2 miles up and down, 2 hrs of wandering, forest bathing- marveling at what fire destroyed, what it never touched and new life all around. The miracle of the dam that survived to keep bringing water to the vineyard. It was quite steep in places and challenging - but worth it. Still, next time we'll take the horseback option!

Then a $15. Wine tasting - Hiking boots welcome in the tasting room! (although lots of people were dressed up too). There were three choices (of 4) we both loved - we bought 2 bottle and had a picnic (we had packed one in our car) on the beautiful grounds. Lots of picnic tables in shade or sunshine, plenty of room for kids to run around.

On our way home we stopped by Sonoma's Best Wine Merchant, completing a really wonderful day.
Written 7 August 2019
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Fred Z
Wellington, FL121 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
Great park like setting for a ride and some winery touring. Located NE of Sonoma village on the hill. Worth a stop.
Written 2 October 2018
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SonomaNut
Sonoma, CA1,151 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
While the winery has been sold and closing in October, no real word on the Park. Hiking closed due to last year fire.
Park your car and head down gravel road to lawn and nice picnic area.
Go soon, just in case.
Written 12 August 2018
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Mark H
Sonoma, CA2,428 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Unfortunately, the lovely hiking trails in the surrounding Mayacamas Mountains are closed due to the wild fires last fall. Still the vineyards and park provide a stunning spot to appreciate nature. The Bartholomew Park Winery is located on the park grounds, but is a separate and distinct entity. Scenic picnic spots adjoint the replica Haraszthy Villa, adjacent to the winery (housed in the former Sonoma Valley Hospital building), and around the Pavilion, located at the site of the burned down Johson Victorian mansion ("The Castle"). This part of the park is quiet and intimate, and a bit hard to find. If you are walking up, follow the old road to the right behind the locked gate (you will have to walk around it; it is chained off). Or park at the Villa or winery. From the winery walk down toward the Villa; the path to the Pavilion area of the park heads off to the left just as you arrive at the Villa and just above the gated road (the path leads to this same road). From the Villa walk up towards the winery, the path is on the left just after the aforementioned gated road. Walk down the road and over the bridge. The park area opens to your right and down hill after the bridge. This part of the park is magical. Native Americans resided here from 2000 BC, with a Wappo Indian tribe habituating this spot from 250 AD to the 1700s. Amazing! Park opens at 10 AM and closes at 5 PM. The Villa is open to tour 12 to 3 Saturday and Sunday.
Written 4 June 2018
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refmom
Sonoma, CA90 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Do a hiking and wine tasting combination here. Fun fun fun! Bring a picnic...use the picnic tables. And take lots of pictures!
Written 6 December 2017
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