Private Tasting Room
Roche Winery offers our VIP Private TastingRoom, the Derryshanogue (Der-ē-Shan-ōg)
. Room, and outdoor patio year round for both your daytime or nighttime private wine tasting function or gathering.
This room is ideal for a more intimate, private hosting experience as it is set back from the entrance and located in a separate building on the grounds of Roche Winery’s downtown Sonoma tasting space. Your guests will have the opportunity to participate in a more secluded tasting which is separated from the retail operation of the tasting room, with your own dedicated tasting room, custom-built tasting bar and Roche Winery host.
Our Derryshanogue Room is comfortably decorated and uniquely designed. The room features a custom-built tasting bar as its centerpiece handcrafted from recycled redwood and fir which was gathered from a historic barn on our family’s southern Sonoma cattle ranch. The indoor walls of this intimate venue are also decorated with recycled redwood paneling as well as with used oak barrels which stored several of our family’s award-winning reserve wines. Stained concrete flooring adds a touch of warmth and greets guests at your affair. Finally, the room’s burgundy painted French doors and antique, original construction wood framed windows open up to a tree shaded patio decorated with local art and a comfortable seating area that can extend any gathering to include as much or as little of Roche Winery’s tasting space as you may require.
This unique venue is absolutely ideal for private, invitation-only and wine club member wine tastings including:
* Special wine tasting events
* Private wine tastings
* Corporate presentations or product presentations during client-customized wine tasting.
* Team building and corporate or group wine tasting outings
* Anniversary or birthday get-togethers
* Baby showers or wedding showers
* Wedding “welcome parties” for a special Sonoma Wine Tasting for your out-of-town guests
* Join us for a wine tasting before or after a rehearsal dinner at a Sonoma Plaza restaurant.
* Association or member-only wine tasting functions
Please contact us for details regarding maximum standing or seating capacity for our venue.
Carneros Club Members Always Welcome!
Our wine club members, or Carneros Club members, enjoy unique access to this venue. In addition, our club members receive special discounts and pricing if they reserve this venue for a private wine tasting. Please contact our winery for more details.
Advanced reservations and a deposit are required to book our Derryshanogue Room (i.e. Minimum 72 hour advance booking required). Light bites and barrel tasting can be added to customize your wine tasting. Numerous seating arrangements are also possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding this Roche Winery venue or additional possibilities how our family might host your next event.
So…why did we name it the “Derryshanogue” Room?
Genevieve Roche’s father, John Donlon, was born in a farm house in the tiny, welcoming Irish village of Derryshanogue (Der-ē Shan-ōg) in County Longford, and, in fact, several of his nieces and nephews still live there. For generations, our family has farmed peet and cattle on the farms dotting the Irish countryside here. Derryshanogue is a tiny village, even for Ireland, and if someone has heard of it, they either know our family or they ARE family!
Some of our fondest memories have been sharing a meal at either Paddy’s or Mickey’s house during our visits to Ireland over the years. As our cousin Eda always states, as she opens the door for us when we drop by to enjoy her wonderful home cooked meals, “You are welcome here!”