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“Fantastic Tour - Take the VIP (Partners) Tour”

Benziger Family Winery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines. Our Partners Wine Tour will satisfy the palate of any wine enthusiast. This tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at our Biodynamic estate vineyard and wine caves and finishes with an exclusive wine tasting of estate wines.
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic Tour - Take the VIP (Partners) Tour”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We picked Benziger based on a friends recommendation. We were pleasantly surprised. The tour guide was friendly and informative. When I heard about "bio-dynamic", I really didn't understand. Once on the tour, it was all explained, and it was quite fascinating. We took the Partners tour and there ended up being only one other couple at that time frame. That made for a very personal tour. They showed all aspects of the vineyard, even the caves where we were offered a barrel tasting. They even let you feed the cows. We loved this tour.

Visited August 2014
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Bio-Dynamic Vineyard”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a family winery with numerous vineyard in the area. The family is dedicated to sustainable, bio-dynamic practices. Upgrade to the Library Tasting for $30. It covers seven wines and can be shared by a couple. Ask for Tommy who knows both the family and the wines.

Visited August 2014
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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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“Great winery tour”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for the Partner's tour at Benziger's on the advise of friends ($50pp). We had an hour or so tour with two other couples on a small tram. The tour was hosted by Austin, who had in depth knowledge of the winery and the wine making business. We toured the vineyards with a stop at a shack to taste three wines. The tour continued until we reached the caves, where wine is stored and aged. Again we tasted three wines in a private room in the cave. Eventually we went back to the main tasting room where we tasted more wines in another private room. It was a very educational and fun day (except for the wasp sting I received in the vineyards). I would highly recommend this. There are other, cheaper tours/tastings also available. As a bonus, we were given a coupon for free tastings at their sister winery down the road, Imagery Wines. Austin and his driver, Joanne, were wonderful hosts.

Visited August 2014
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Rocklin, California
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“Excellent tours, wine and tasting room”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this winery. We've been several times, we've toured on the tram and the more expensive Partners tour, both are informative, fun and led by friendly people And worth what you pay for them. The wines are outstanding and the staff at every level makes you feel welcome and especially in the tasting room, they are as unpretentious as you can get in Sonoma County. Biodynamic is a great achievement and not easy to get, but the pay off is not just better for the earth, it makes incredible wine!

Visited August 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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263 reviews
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“Great place for first timers”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautiful setting, playgrounds for kids, shaded walking paths, train tours of the vineyards to explain wine making, and tastings...all very well done. Their wines are reliably good, mid to upper mid level. They need to enlarge the outdoor seating decks to take advantage of the setting of the tasting area.

Visited July 2014
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