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Matanzas Creek Winery

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Address: 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707 528 6464
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Matanzas Creek Winery is a destination to enjoy the best of both rustic...

Matanzas Creek Winery is a destination to enjoy the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Experience Bennett Valley AVA Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Come to taste the unique Bennett Valley wines but stay and relax at our captivating estate grounds for the day. The spacious estate features an eclectic blend of native grasses, delicate olive trees, exotic perennials and our famed lavender fields. Tucked away from the noise but close enough for an afternoon jaunt. Bocci, picnic and self-guided tours.

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The lavender makes it extra special

Because this vineyard also grows lavender, it has a nice layout. There are several choices to sit, in the sun as well as under the trees, with picnic tables. There is also the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Fedor-and-Rivka
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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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382 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Because this vineyard also grows lavender, it has a nice layout. There are several choices to sit, in the sun as well as under the trees, with picnic tables. There is also the possiblilly of playing Bocce Ball. At the Vineyard is a store that is small but nicely decorated (and with nice restrooms). There is a lovely choice of... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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42 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

If I could leave fewer "stars", I would. The first person we encountered was rude about how we arrived early, even checking her watch in front of us. The second person, who turns out is their tasting room manager, insulted the other wineries we had tried and enjoyed. We never got her full attention, she would stop speaking to us... More 

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Dallas
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219 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We had picked up lunch at a nearby deli and planned to sample wines and find a great wine to have with lunch. We just didn't find that great wine, only an average one. The picnic area is pretty nice; very shady and easy to access from the parking lot. Those that need handicap parking and those that don't like... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Matanzas Creek Winery is located 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Every year in June when their lavender bloom. Very efficient tour for the whole family or a couple. You will smell the aroma from lavender flowers.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We are wine club members at Matanzas and this is our kind of winery. This evening we are attending an event with wine tastings and jazz piano. It's a gorgious place with oak trees and bocce ball, several areas to sit and relax with really nice events. The Lavender Festval is their big annual event. Fabulous. The folks here are... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop for a tasting before leaving beautiful, friendly Santa Rosa. We knew we had reached the limit of wine we could carry on our trip, but wanted to taste (for future purchases!) and were lured by the gorgeous grounds. The tasting bar was busy but we were content to wait, and a lovely fellow soon came... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I visited here, and had such a wonderful experience. As soon as you open your car door, you can smell the lavender gardens. The winery is back in the woods a bit, with areas for corn hole and bocce ball. We were greeted by Karli ?; she was such a wonderful host. We sat on the deck... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This winery was the first on our route. It was recommended by the Fairmont hotel we stayed at and we were not dissapointed. Service was wonderful and the wines as well! The place is just beautiful. Sitting in the lavender fields to relax was amazing! We brought home a bottle that we are saving so we can savor when we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to Matanzas Creek as we'd heard about the lavender and it was beautiful, as were all the grounds we walked around. The bonus we hadn't expected was that we were able to do a cheese/matched wine and accompaniment tasting. The sun was shining and we sat in a shady corner of the tasting patio enjoying the trees and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

No trip to the Sonoma area is complete without a visit to Matanzas. We go for the lavender: Acres and acres of beautiful, fragrant, plants buzzing with happy bees. And then we taste the wines! This years selection was superb. Best of all is the experience. All the servers are warm and knowledgeable, eager to share the bounty of the... More 

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