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Matanzas Creek Winery

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Address: 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-8570
Phone Number: 707 528 6464
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Great wines on a beautiful Bennett Valley estate

Even leaving the wine aside for a moment (which I am not advocating!) this place is worth a trip for the spectacularly beautiful setting alone. Having driven up through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even leaving the wine aside for a moment (which I am not advocating!) this place is worth a trip for the spectacularly beautiful setting alone. Having driven up through the vineyards the winery is just up a short walk through lush lavender fields. They not only sell great wine, including some varieties that are unusual in these AVAs such as... More 

Thank ncjttn
Perry Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The wine and cheese pairing was very enjoyable while looking out on a gorgeous scenery. The entire area smelled of lavender, which was delightful. I would definitely recommend for any visitors in the Sonoma area.

Thank Sue T
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent most of the day here. First we stopped by Mulsberry Market (highly recommend it) for all our picnic foods and deli sandwiches. When we got to Matanzas we did the wine tasting and bought one of their wonderful wines and headed out to the lavender fields. This was one of the most beautiful moments my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Matanzas once before purely because I love lavender. This time I went in to the tasting room and the shop. 20 mins later I tow I have a bottle of their latest 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and a lavender spray. The garden is still what I remember it to be. Once you step out of your vehicle, you can... More 

Thank iamgioiag
Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many beautiful wineries in Sonoma but this one stands out. Beautiful setting. Varied delicious wines. The lavender during summer is spectacular. We joined the wine club and will be back!

Thank Fifistravels
Jersey City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous gardens! The wine tasting area was crowded, the service rather inattentive, and the wine is really average for the price. Still worth the trip to see the gorgeous grounds, if you are nearby.

Thank Amy C
Walnut Creek, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In fairness, the wine is very good, and I would have liked to buy some. However, I was a little annoyed by the overall experience, so just paid my tasting fee and left. Clearly, this is an "attraction" on the map of tourists the world over, and they were all there on a Saturday in June to see the lavender... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went wine tasting today at Matanzas Creek. We were impressed! We did the wine tasting /cheese pairing and it was wonderful! Best wine tasting that we have done in the past 3 days. Judy was very attentive & helpful. All the wines were great! To top it off, the Lavender Fields were spectacular. 💜💜 So beautiful... More 

Thank 3flygirl
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I am so happy we got to visit this winery. It was on my list because it also has beautiful lavender gardens (and it sells products made from the garden). That being said, we had superb customer service from a gentleman whose name escapes me.. possibly Paul? We arrived with about 15 minutes before closing and he took his time... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite winery by far on our trip to sonoma. The setting was beautiful and the wine and cheese pairing was first class.

Thank lisa d

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