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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 3 days ago

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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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
2  Thank snorman2015
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,

Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a fascinating tour in a beautiful, unique vineyard. We loved the gorgeous views (far prettier than Sonoma) and the wine is delicious (with generous pours!). The farm has an interesting story, being the first to adopt truly sustainable wine making in the US.

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

Hello Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to write an outstanding review. We are happy you enjoyed our Biodynamic Tram Tour. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

We were looking forward to our wine tasting day - and having carefully researched the options chose Benziger because it got good reviews and had a Tram/ Tractor tour as part of the experience. Having been to similar tours in South Africa we were really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BridgetR50
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour!! Nate, our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and had a good sense of humor. We got a picture perfect view of the operation from a hilltop. We got to see the crushing process (I think the de-stemming part must be magic)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DGW49
LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello DGW, Thank you for taking the time to write a Great review. We are happy you got to see the crush pad and the actual crushing and de-stemming of the grapes. Enjoy your Chardonnay! Cheers,

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour around the Vineyard with a very knowledgeable guide called David. Very informative gentleman who took the time to explain things in detail when required. Sampled a number of wines throughout the tour finished with a tasting at the end. Thoroughly enjoyable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mr_brightside17
LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello Mark, Thank you for writing a fantastic review.We are happy you enjoyed your Biodaynamic Tram Tour with David. You picked a perfect time to visit our beautiful estate. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Coming from Australia , I was interested to visit an overseas biodynamic winery. Loved the whole idea of the tractor tram which my tee total hubby really appreciated. David, our guide, explained each aspect of the tour clearly and he was clearly knowledgeable about Benziger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FenH
LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Hello Fen, Thank you for taking the time to write a Great review. We are very happy you enjoyed the Biodynamic Tram Tour and learned about our farming practices. It sure sound like you had an outstanding time. Hope to see you again in beautiful...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited 4 adults, they had a Tram and we visited the winery. David was great! A very nice tour guide and the winery was very beautiful. Had a great time

Date of experience: October 2018
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LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Hello Loreto, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review. We are very happy you enjoyed the Biodynamic Tram Tour and loved our wine! Hope to see you again. Cheers,

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We were extremely impressed with how far Benziger goes to produce their wines. They are a Bio dynamic winery and we were so impressed with the amount of work and thought that goes into their wines. I have a huge new respect for what they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisFifis
LindaR5127, Guest Relations Manager at Benziger Family Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Hello Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review. We are very happy you became a wine club member and are enjoying our wines. Glad you had a great time on the Biodynamic Tram Tour and learned about our farming practices....More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

I was extremely excited to visit this winery as I was planning a tour for a group from work that was new to the area. Since this was voted as one of the best, I insisted our group make a stop here. Since our group...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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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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