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Matanzas Creek Winery

6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707 528 6464
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Ranked #12 of 64 Activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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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.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Matanzas is one of our favorites and so happy they finished re-paving the road between the property & Sonoma. I had a business trip in Petaluma and took the long way back to Sacramento so I could unwind for 2 hours. Ended up getting a bunch of work done at the same time. Weather came in and it was actually... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
68 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This vineyard is located quite a distance from the main road and the hilly, very narrow road to it is in very poor condition. I don't understand how grape trucks and delivery vehicles can navigate it at the same time and night driving would be very scary. But the drive is worth it. The tasting center and admin office is... More

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Brielle, New Jersey
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34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visted in October before returning my rental to STS so the lavender had already been cut way back. I can only imagine, and I've seen the photos, how gorgeous the grounds must be when the lavender is front and center. The tasting room is a little odd and felt like an office to me. Walking past the outside tables, the... More

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Houston
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice leisurely drive from Sonoma to this winery, and then came in for the tour. Very informative tour of the gardens focusing a lot on the lavender business. Followed the tour with a wine tasting, and of course we purchased some wines which we enjoyed later. Tour cost was $9.00 per person and totally worth it.

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This winery has great local wines. If you want ideas for a low or zero watering landscape, you would be wise to check out their magnificent gardens. In the spring they have a lavender fair. This winery is well worth the bucolic drive for great wine and food tasting or bring your own lunch and enjoy the picnic tables and... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Initially, I was very excited to drive out to this winery considering they had a 2 for 1 coupon on a wine and cheese pairing that they advertised on a few website and I had read great reviews. When we arrived, the views were amazing BUT we were not greeted until we approached the counter, we were told that they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This vineyard also offered beautiful Lavender gardens! We thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting, the stroll through the gardens and the hospitality of the employees! We found a favorite Sauvignon Blanc at this winery! If you enjoy great white wines and botanical gardens, try this vineyard!

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PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Traveling with my 14 year old, on our way to Benziger winery, we stopped here to visit the lavender farm and lavender shop. We got there just after opening at 10 am so there were not a lot of people there, but some. The place is very pretty, great scenery, seems like it would be a great place for a... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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San Francisco
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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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