Welcome Back to Bartholomew Park

The Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation reopened its hiking trails on April 27, 2019, after repair of the damage suffered in the 2017 wildfires.  We are delighted to welcome you back to the trails beloved by so many of you.

Before or after enjoying your hike, please come visit our new winery.  To help support the mission of the Foundation, the Foundation and Kevin Holt, a noted winemaker, formed Bartholomew Estate Winery in the fall of 2018, which opened its doors on April 27, 2019. Bartholomew Estate Winery has a long-term lease on the 21 acres of certified organically grown vineyards and the two-acre winery site, while the Foundation continues to own and operate the remainder of the 375-acre Park. All net proceeds from the Foundation’s ownership in the Winery support the ongoing operations of the Park for all to enjoy, so if you love the Park, please do come support the Winery!

The Winery building and tasting room have been extensively renovated and offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy the wines while strolling through a rotating exhibit of local artists curated by the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation. In addition, a new outdoor tasting area was created on the Oak Knoll making a perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon in the shade and experiencing the new wines.

We are in the process of planning for the reopening of our South Gate Parking Lot on Old Winery Road to provide easier access to the Castle Lawn picnic area and the South Trail Head. Until the South Gate is reopened, parking for all picnic areas, both the North and South Trail Heads and the Villa Museum is located in the Villa parking lot on Castle Road.

Antonia’a Garden Picnic Area, located adjacent to the Winery but not part of the Winery’s leased facility, continues to be operated by the Foundation for all to enjoy on a first come first served basis.

Welcome Back!

Anna Pope
Trustee of the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation

About Bartholomew Park

Bartholomew Park is owned and operated by the Frank H. Bartholomew Foundation, a private non-profit operating foundation. Situated on 375 acres of vineyards, gardens, and forest, the Park is a protected space where the public can enjoy the beauty and history of the land.

The Park is the site of Count Agoston Haraszthy’s original residence and vineyards, considered the birthplace of California’s premium wine industry. With over 160 years of history since the Count purchased the property, the site has seen the rise and fall of its immigrant founder; the creation of the largest winery in America; phylloxera and bankruptcy; the Cat Lady’s Castle; wayward women; a hidden lake; and the Bartholomew resurrection – It all took place here!

Group Policy

Advance reservations are required for groups over 8. The Park will typically not be able to accommodate groups over 8 during peak times. Contact the General Manager to determine availability. The Foundation reserves the right to decline such requests.