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“breathtaking gardens and views, friendly staff”

Matanzas Creek Winery
Ranked #10 of 102 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 21, 2011

If you are visiting the Sonoma valley and looking for a winery with unbelievable gardens, look no further..
We were recommended this winery by a local who raved about the gorgeous lavender fields, views of Bennett Valley and the winery gardens. We were not disappointed. The gardens have been exquisitely laid out and visitors are apparently encouraged to bring picnics, in light of the many seating areas with picnic tables throughout the gardens.

The winery staff are friendly and informative and most of the wines are pretty good. There is also a lot of lavender merchandise available for purchase and a small art gallery exhibiting work of local artists.

Overall a must for visitors who enjoy beautiful gardens and a very different winery experience!!

Thank beachlife57
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Reviewed April 15, 2009

Matanzas Creek Winery

If you are lucky enough to be at Matanzas Creek Winery in June, the lavender will be in full bloom. It is beautiful and the aroma is intoxicating. Staff here are extremely friendly and create a very relaxed atmosphere. Not snobbish at all. It was our favorite winery we visited.

2  Thank searchme
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Reviewed March 29, 2006

One of the more relaxed wineries we visited during our Napa/Sonoma vacation. Not only does Matanzas Creek produce great wines, they also grow lavender in the front of the property. The shop is filled with both lavender and wine related items. The free tour is recommended; Ira is quite a personality. The tasting fee of $5 is reasonable, especially considering you get $5 off any bottle of wine.

8  Thank uvahaole
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Reviewed July 25, 2013
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