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“Beautiful Winery with good wine and great views”

Benziger Family Winery
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US$135.00*
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Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Glen Ellen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
DeRidder, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful Winery with good wine and great views”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

This was the best winery we went to in the area. gorgeous views up by Jack London park. they have a trolley that takes you through the vineyard. you can do cheese plates to go wit the tastings. good wine. def stop by this winery if you go through Glen Ellen, well worth learnign abotu the process and sitting under the Chinese lantern tree.

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great Wine Tour”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This was the first tour we went on during our vacation, so we sprung for the Partners Tour which gave you a more in depth look at the vineyard, a better tasting and a smaller group. We were very lucky the harvest was going on the day we visited.

The winery and vineyards are beautiful, we spent a little time prior to the tour walking through the self guided biodynamic gardens which was very pretty, serene and shared a lot of info about the whole process.

After seeing the harvest we entered the caves, heard how the wine in aged and mixed and then sat down for an additional tasting in a special room within the cave.

After the tour, we went to the regular tasting room and had a couple of other wines. Of course, we walked out buying a couple of bottles. When we realized at the end of our trip we needed more bottles, we choose to buy them from Benziger, not any of the other wineries we visited.

It was a great way to start our vacation on such a pretty day

Visited October 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Partners Tour”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We really enjoyed the Partners Tour at Benziger and the knowledge and detail of our host Gary. The tastings along the tour and in the cave were outstanding. We will attend another Partners Tour next year.

Visited September 2013
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Zürich, Switzerland
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

A great tour. We took the longer one and it was definitely worth the time and money. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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“The Best Winery Tour in America”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I'm in the business and get VIP treatment at every winery I go to. This place is the absolute best. The family are such wonderful hosts and the property is truly one of the special places in California. It's a great opportunity to learn about Biodynamic farming and taste the difference. The proximity to Jack London State Park and the Glen Ellen Star (one of the best restaurants in America and affordable) make Glen Ellen a great day trip from anywhere.

Visited October 2013
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