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Benziger Family Winery

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Address: 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9728
Phone Number:
+1 800-989-8890
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

At Benziger, we're about three things: family, great wine and healthy...

At Benziger, we're about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years, we've farmed our ranch on Sonoma Mountain and searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyards. Once found, we tend these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines. Our Partners Wine Tour will satisfy the palate of any wine enthusiast. This tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at our Biodynamic estate vineyard and wine caves and finishes with an exclusive wine tasting of estate wines.

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My wife and I visited on MLK day, so it was a slow day. We were the only people in the 11:30 tram tour. The tour guide did a great job showing us around the vineyard and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jerry S
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited on MLK day, so it was a slow day. We were the only people in the 11:30 tram tour. The tour guide did a great job showing us around the vineyard and the cave. The wine tasting part went well. They don't sell you club membership or even mention it, which I think is the... More 

Thank Jerry S
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our visit to Benziger. Great wine ,beautiful property. I prefer the reds but try them all, why not.

Thank Kurt M
Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As much as I wanted to love our visit to Benziger, especially because I fully support their biodynamic wine production method, the experience itself just wasn’t very good. Yes the grounds are nice but the trolley tour is really just a 5 minute drive across their property with stops in the middle to explain how they produce their wines. Then... More 

Thank Phil A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must in Glen Ellen! The setting up above the village near Jack London State Park is remarkable. I recommend the tram tour which includes the tasting for good value. Family friendly. Courteous staff . Priced high end for many wines. No true value wine deals offered given the quality. Upscale tasting room layout among the trellis- vine hills. Good... More 

Thank David O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place with commitment to natural and organic production. The tour was very interesting especially the wine cave (which was an amazing place) We were there when they were not producing but have to imagine how busy it is when the are creating great wines. The tasting was informative and interesting. We found the wines quite good. Took advantage... More 

Thank Dean A
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Edie at Benziger helped my put together a dinner in their wine cave for 95 people. The comments I received was WOW. The cave was perfect for my group size. With the help of Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn's catering department our family style dinner for 95 was a success. I looked at a lot of wine caves but non of... More 

Thank Donna C
River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The tasting room and atmosphere left me cold I am sorry to say. I wanted so much to like this place. I had tasted wines at their other winery, Imagery and loved them but this place seemed distant to me. Perhaps the wines were good but it was so off putting that we left and did not taste.

Thank CJB46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful vineyard. Fantastic trademark smooth reds. A shout out to Tim our wine tasting host who was exemplary. If your in Sonoma for wine tasting. Treat yourself.

Thank Michael M
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is amazing. What they are able to do with natural resources and organics is awesome... you ask yourself why everyone does not do it this way. The rich family heritage is simple awesome. The staff and guides were some of the best we have ever experienced.

Thank Sean F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The minute you step into Benziger Winery, you walk into another world. It is a beautiful, tranquil and welcoming winery. Service with a smile and treating customers like family. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. The tram tour is worth the visit and you will appreciate how they produce their wines. Best of all, the wines are... More 

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