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Matanzas Creek Winery

6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707 528 6464
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Ranked #10 of 51 activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Matanzas Creek Winery is a destination to enjoy the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Experience Bennett Valley AVA Chardonnay,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wanted to see the lavender field & products. I had a great wine tasting, the selection was a bit limited but the personnel made up for me looking for big bold wines. I really liked the Chardonnay. As for the lavender shop, I got an aftershave that I thing I will cherish. Excellent place to bring a pick-nick especially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went for a tasting and followed with a picnic. The setting was wonderful. We had some wonderful white wines for a change. I really don't mind paying a reasonable $10 or the tasting, and really appreciate it being credited to my purchase, The sommelier was very knowledgeable.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great setting and good product. The wines are robust and not overly complicated - much like myself. We met the wine maker who was charming. The lady who talked us through the tasting (Nancy I think) was OK if a little patronising. Front of house receptionist needs some customer service training as comes over as rude. Concerning other reviews, they... More

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new york
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The winery has a beautiful setting and picnic area. If you come with your own food and wine it's an advantage. Unfortunately, the service and the attitude do not match the setting, in fact it seems that you are not a welcomed visitor or customer but more of a nuisance, the way they do not seem to pay any attention... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My roommate discovered this beautiful facility from a friend. The winery has some really good wines, there is a wine and cheese tasting for $25 per person. This is a very affordable price for the experience that you receive. The tasting itself is done outside under a beautifully decorated patio setting that is overlooking their picnic area. You have the... More

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I gave my husband a wine membership for Christmas and it was the best gift ever. We had been here many times but now as club members we really get to enjoy some of the extras that come with being a member. We just discover Journey-Wow. Please taste it next time you are here. It was our first time attending... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was at the winery 20 years ago and it has only gotten better. renowned for their reds the merlot is fabulous. the tasting was unrushed and thorough with a very charming guy pouring. Bought one bottle of merlot ($70) a bit on the pricier side but well worth the money. Best winery experience in Sonoma for my money aand... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were a group of 8 who drove to Matanzas Creek upon the recommendation of our concierge at the Hyatt-Sta. Rosa, Sonoma.The 30-minute drive was along the country-side of the wine region and with some help from the GPS, was able to find the place. We were looking forward to seeing the lavender fields but for this time of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited this winery on a Tuesday morning and it was delightful! The gardens are lovely and the lavender smells wonderful--they are beginning to harvest the lavender and it was interesting to see that process. I enjoy Sauvignon blanc and they produce 4 different varieties so it was enjoyable sample all the different types. The Zinfandel was also excellent. Overall,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The property around the tasting room is beautiful and the tasting room itself makes you feel as though you are in a refined tree house. The tour was led by an extremely patient lady named Judy and the information she provided was well worth the two hours we spent on the tour and tasting. One thing you will find at... More

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