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Benziger Family Winery

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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...more
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1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9728
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent and fun tasting on a Friday afternoon recently. The tasting room is attractive but not terribly memorable (no views or places to sit down). Their wines are all well made. Server gave us a discount coupon to use at their sister...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are happy you enjoyed our wines and had a great time at the winery! Hope to see you again. Cheers,

Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Dedicated and passionate peoples with lots of interesting stories about wine. This is the place to find out all about the wine production process. I highly recommend the tram tour. My favorite winery from all we have visited in Sonoma & Napa Valley..

Date of experience: March 2019
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a fantastic review with 5 stars! It is wonderful to hear that we are your favorite winery. Hope to see you again very soon! Cheers,

Reviewed February 12, 2019

We really wanted to learn about the biodynamic farming, but didn't have time to wait for the next tram. A bit disappointed about our timing, we decided to do a wine tasting before we headed out to find lunch. Our disappointment quickly disappeared as we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review! We are very happy it turned out that you got a "Tour" from one of our great employees. It sounds like you had an outstanding time and really enjoyed our wines. Welcome to...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019

My wife and I were in Glen Ellen visiting friends and they wanted to take us on a winery tour. They chose Benziger Family Winery, because they had been there and loved their wines. They had not been on the tram tour, though. What a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review! It sounds like you had a fun and informative Biodynamic Vineyard Tram Tour. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at our beautiful estate. Hope to see you again! Cheers,

Reviewed January 26, 2019

My favorite, I was looking forward to visit them. Jen was the best and I had a very good tasting and the private tour is a must. Tasting are affordable and I will join the wine club.

Date of experience: January 2019
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hello Tony, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review! I know you will enjoy becoming a wine club member. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers,

Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Loved this place and their wine making philosophy. Great tours and tastings. Excellent low sulfite wines. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hello Tripp, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review! We are happy you enjoyed our wines and tour. Hope to see you again! Cheers,

Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We learned a lot at Benziger. We learned about bio-dynamic farming, water and the whole process of wine making. John was an awesome tour guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! It certainly sounds like you learned a lot and had fun on our tour. Hope to see you again Cheers,

Reviewed December 22, 2018

This place has a nice vibe. Homely in a way. They were in bit of rush when we went and we felt like the tasting ended rather quickly. The after taste of the experience was not very smooth.

Date of experience: December 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you enjoyed our beautiful grounds. We are sorry you felt rushed with your tastings. We hope you will give us another chance and come back for another visit Cheers,

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Even though it is no longer family owned, it still has one of the best vineyard tours where you areally learn all the work that goes into growing the grapes, harvesting, crushing and Turing the juice into wine. And they also make really good wines-...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! It sounds like you have visited us before and we are happy you returned and enjoyed our tour. Enjoy your Tribute! Cheers,

Reviewed October 19, 2018

We took the guided tram tour of the Benzinger property coupled with a special wine tasting. This is a gorgeous property staffed with very knowledgeable and personable staff. David, our tour guide, was supuerb in explaining the unique aspects of bio-dynamic farming as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review! It sounds like you had an outstanding time and really enjoyed our wines. Hope to see you again! Cheers,

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58759Dani
March 31, 2018|
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Response from TravelerVG27 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to pay to walk around. The guided tours are highly recommended, though.
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June 27, 2017|
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Response from Ken R | Reviewed this property |
Ironically, I will be visiting Maine in late August. Glen Ellen is a great little town. Both Jack London State Park and Sonoma Regional Park are right there. Many wineries to visit in Glen Ellen and Kenwood. One of my... More
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870betha
November 16, 2016|
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Response from Elaine S | Reviewed this property |
it's a lovely area to picnic, we didnt but saw other people having a picnic and drinking the Benzinger wine
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