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The Benziger Family Winery

1883 London Ranch Rd., Off Arnold Dr., on the way to Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, CA
800-989-8890; 707-935-3000
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Glen Ellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wineries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting
Traveler Description: The Benzinger Family Winery is located just outside of old downtown Glen Ellen, California, beside the Jack London Historical State Park. With just... more »
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West Chester, OH
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was without a doubt the best winery tour & tasting experience we had while in Napa/Sonoma. I HIGHLY recommend the Partner's tour, which is much smaller and features many more behind-the-scenes stops. The tour was led by an extremely knowledgeable guide (Kerry was great!) and includes a tram ride throughout this gorgeous winery. I learned so much about grape... More

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Wilmington, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

During our time in the Sonoma and Napa area we did several tastings and 3 tours. This was the first tour we did and it was the best. We did the "Partners Tour", and I would highly recommend it. Our guide, Kerry, was very knowledgeable and down to earth. The tour allows you to see all aspects of their operation,... More

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San Martin, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed the " Partners tour" Of the vineyard and cave! So much interesting information and friendly staff! We brought a picnic and ate outside afterwards. Only complaint is the BEES chased us away!! We like their Pinot so much we bought 3 bottles.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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301 reviews 301 reviews
47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely place run by very nice people. Wine is just ok as wine goes. Attended banquet dinner in wine cave which was noisy (because of echo) but charming in a sort of Edgar Allen Poe way.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Set in a beautiful setting near Jack London State Park. It was late so I was unable to take the Tour but Several people in the tasting room were raving about the tour. First the staff is great here at Benziger and they were generous with information and offered many different tasting options. I tried mostly Red Wines and really... More

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Katonah, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We decided to book the guided tram tour of the winery because we wanted to learn more about the wine making process. For $25 USD, we rode on the tram to a couple of stops in the winery and got the end to end description of the process. We got to sample wine along the way before ending up in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited Bezinger in August, they allow us to taste great cabs without reservation. The place is charming and relaxing and also our little daughter of 18 months enjoyed the visit!!!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely family owned winery, excellent tour which provided great I formation on this vineyard and vineyards in the sonoma area. Tasting room with very knowledgable and helpful staff. One of the best wineries we visited

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Comprehensive explanation by knowledgeable staff, ride to locations on the property and stop to taste and view. Good to read a little before about it so you have some basic understanding of their winery concepts. The more you ask the more you learn. The day and property were beautiful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We (my husband and I, my parents and our adult son) wanted to tour the beautiful Napa valley wine country. Many wineries have tastings, but we wanted a chance to learn a little bit about the process while enjoying the beautiful scenery - we enjoy wine but aren't experts. At Benziger Family Winery, we booked the Biodynamic Vineyard Tram tour... More

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