Welcome to Bartholomew Park

Temporary Covid-19 Operating Procedures:

  • Park lawns may be used for picnicking by individuals or household members (up to 8 people) under the Sonoma County Health Order C19-15.  Water fountains remain closed due to the Sonoma County Health Order.
  • Park Restrooms are open and will be cleaned in accordance with County Health guidelines. Please carry your own hand sanitizer.
  • Main vehicle gate is open on Castle Road. Pedestrian gates are open on Castle Road and Old Winery Road.
  • Anyone entering the Park must comply with the County Health Order:
    • No potential Park user may enter the Park if he or she has any symptoms of COVID-19. See the County Health Order.
    • No potential Park user may enter the Park if he or she has had direct contact with any COVID-19 positive person within the last 14 days.
    • Maintain Social Distancing; a minimum of 6 feet from any person not part of the same household or living unit.
    • Carry facial coverings at all times and wear them when unable to maintain social distance (including, without limitation, when passing on a path or trail, and when inside restrooms).
    • Do not use any areas that are closed in accordance with the Health Order.
    • Do not engage in any sports or activities that involve sharing equipment with individuals or groups outside their own households or living units.

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.