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“Highly rated fabulous wine. A definite must visit winery.”

Bennett Lane Winery
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US$159.00*
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Full-Day Wine Country Bike and Wine Tasting Tour...
Ranked #15 of 70 things to do in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

This winery is a quiet, unexpected find for us just north of Calistoga that has to be on anyones wine country itinerary. They have over 30 wines ranked 90 and above by 3 top wine rating magazines. Wonderful staff that let us try wine without being pushy or overly pretentious. We asked questions and got honest, knowledgable answers and suggestions. We go to Napa and Sonoma often and had never heard of Bennett Lane. I don't know why because it has a very great selection of styles and tastes and vintages. We had tried the Maximus 2008 while dining at Barolo Restaurant in Calistoga and thought it was one of the best wines we had tried in quite awhile. Took six of them home to San Francisco with us. We bought 14 bottles in all. We tried all red until the guy pouring suggested we try the Chardonnay. We are not big white wine drinkers but the Chardonnay was light, smooth and refreshing and we took a bottle home. Maximus is a blend and we loved it. Go visit!

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Reviewed 21 June 2013

The first stop on our Calistoga bike tour was such an off-putting winery that this place seemed great by comparison. But in retrospect, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I just think our bike tour guy was friends with the people who worked there.

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Reviewed 21 March 2013

On route home today, we saw this winery and stopped in for a real treat! We were greeted by a wonderful young lady who told us about the wines, and seemed truly interested in talking with us. A real plus for a sommelier!!!! She poured only reds - at our request. All of the reds were GREAT. As you are tasting, you can view tasting notes on a nearby iPad. In fact, you can download the app from iTunes and it is GREAT. Well done - and you can tell this winery is part of the year 2013!

About the wines........great, great and more greatness. We purchased two bottles of Maximus which won a double gold in the SF Chronicle Wine competition.

Loved the wine. Loved the winery. Love the cute young lady that poured for us! High recommendations here - all the way around.

Thank hutchss
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We've been wine club members at Bennett Lane for a long time. Both the red and white Maximus are excellent wines, and a good value. The outdoor seating under the umbrellas is very peaceful, and the tasting room staff come out to continue your tasting.

Always a good stop.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

It is about 15 - 20 min drive from Napa but very worth the drive. Wines were very good (90 pt+) and the wine pourers were very knowledgeable. You can even taste all the different varietals of grapes.

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