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Matanzas Creek Winery

Opens in 22 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Beautiful winery

The winery sits on a hill overlooking the valley. Beautiful place to sample wine. They have a... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2019
Climb14ers
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great Winery

We were visiting Northern California and spent a day visiting some winery's. This was our first... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2019
Ryan T
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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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...more
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6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-8570
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For years Matanzas Creek has been our favorite winery to visit. That ended today! We came because it is my wife’s birthday - back to a winery we’ve enjoyed over the years. The tasting room wasn’t particularly crowded...but the two servers were not too well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

The winery sits on a hill overlooking the valley. Beautiful place to sample wine. They have a great selection of wines. We sent home with some of the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Their other claim to fame is the lavender fields. They used to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Dear Climb14ers, Thank you for your great feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the wines and the view! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Vicky

Reviewed July 8, 2019

We were visiting Northern California and spent a day visiting some winery's. This was our first stop, picked at random. We loved it. We were here at the end of June. The lavender was in full bloom, ready to be picked in two weeks. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back again soon! Best, Vicky

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

This winery is highly rated but for what I don’t know. We tasted the Estate Selections and to be honest, these wines are too young to be put on the market. The aging potential is there but the wines are NOT where they supposed to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

Dear "Mauro 1990", Thanks for your honest and candid feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property – the lavender fields really are stunning this time of year. With that said, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the wines as...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019

We had hoped to see all the lavender in bloom when we visited Matanzas in June but it was too early. The tasting was just average. I did order two bottles (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) but they gave us cabernet sauvignon so we had to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Robert G
MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Dear Robert, I am sorry to hear about the confusion with your wine purchase - I understand that would have been frustrating and I apologize that this happened to you - I will talk to the team about checking the wines they are putting in...More

Reviewed June 12, 2019

If you're in Santa Rosa and wondering what to do during a lazy afternoon - head to Matanzas! They have GORGEOUS grounds covered in lavender fields which they harvest in June. The actually winery looks like a treehouse as you walk up the hill. If...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

HI Mara, Thank you so much for your great review! We agree, the Sauvignon Blanc is just delicious and the grounds here are pretty spectacular. The lavender is just starting to turn purple (barely!) so we hope to see you out here again soon. Best,...More

Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

We went to this winery when it was participating in a Blossom’s Bee’s and Barnyard event. We actually went to check out the lavender. We ere not disappointed. The manager in charge took us to the barn where they dry the lavender and gave us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Thank you Kevh938 for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Vicky - Tasting Room Manager.

Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Off the beaten path but very reachable! Gorgeous spot for a picnic! Lovely lavender fields and vineyard. Wines were ok, not my favorite but everyone’s tastes are different nice viewMore

Date of experience: May 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you for visiting! We agree, the view is pretty spectacular. I'm sorry to hear the wines didn't strike a chord with you. If you should come back in the future, please let me know. I would be happy to help you find something that...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

It pains me to do this, because our previous experiences at Matanzas have been lovely. Two visits, one solo this last fall and our most recent have been tarnished with unwelcoming service and sky-high prices (almost $100 for a tasting, that only included Journey for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Thank you for your candid feedback about our tasting fees and your customer service experience. We pride ourselves on welcoming each and every guest to our property with a smile and providing the best possible experience. I am sorry if you in any way felt...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Go here when the lavender is in bloom. It is stunning. Make sure to go in the lavender barn for all sorts of lavender based items like lavender honey, soaps, etc. The wine is not the star here. If you are in to flowers, this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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MatanzasCreekWinery, Manager at Matanzas Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Susie, We agree - the lavender fields are stunning and look forward to welcoming you back when the fields are in bloom later this year (June/July). I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the wine during your visit. We do try to have...More

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maureenk257
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Response from kevh938 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the winery directly to ask. They have several different kinds of lavender and I’m not sure which are in bloom. We live close by and our lavender is blooming now. They have a great barn where they hang the... More
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Stephen F
January 27, 2016|
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Response from chao d | Reviewed this property |
March is too early. July is much better.
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September 4, 2015|
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Response from Bev8789 | Reviewed this property |
This is not me. I love mantazas creek.
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