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“Magnificent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery

Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Ranked #28 of 88 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our guest experiences are available daily from 10am - 5pm. Enhance your winery experience by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying our gardens and vineyard views after tasting. Don't have a lunch? Call or email us 2 days in advance of your visit to order box lunches.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Morrisville, North Carolina
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We enjoyed the majority of wines provided, along with the information about each wine. It was also comforting to know that there is a local vendor that provides this brand. The prices are also AWESOME!

Visited May 2013
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Healdsburg, CA
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good wines and beautiful landscaping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Stopped in and enjoyed their wines. they have a nice selection and friendly people. I also enjoyed the beautiful landscaping they have on this great property. take time and breathe it all in!

Visited August 2012
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san rafael, ca
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“Wonderful & a bit off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Martin Ray was a favorite stop on our Russian River wine tasting adventure. Because they source their grapes they offer a full complement of wines...including some great cabs. The tasting room staff was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed out visit. Definate recommend all their wines but the Angeline Sauv. Blanc and the 09 Synthesis were the absolute standouts!.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Another gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

One of the downsides to spending a week on wine tastings is that it gets harder to rank the wineries. The tendency is to grade them against each other but this is unjust as each winery has a different approach and potentially a different market.d

Martin Ray is a classic low- to mid-price wine maker. Courtney Benham recreated the brand after discovering some old Martin Ray wine in a warehouse. martin Ray was one of the early wine makers in Sonoma County. Mr. Benham bought the rights to the name and began making wines under the Martin Ray name (Benham also produced wines under his own name).

The wines are very enjoyable. The tasting staff is learned, friendly and gracious. The grounds are beautiful. What makes this place special for the traveler is its picnic set-up. Stop before you get to Martin Ray and pick up sandwiches and other picnicables. Get an 11am tasting. Buy a bottle. Then relax at the picnic tables for awhile.

It really is a nice way to spend three hours.

Visited April 2013
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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76 reviews
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“Stop in for tasting and a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Excellent wines and friendly service in the tasting room of this Russian River Valley area winery. The "Angeline" label wines are particularly good. The grounds are beautifully maintained and are an outstanding feature of this winery. We have participated in various functions that Martin Ray and other area wineries host at various times of the year, and this winery is a nice place to enjoy the food pairings during these events on the beautiful grounds and picnic tables available. The winery is a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit: just look for the landmark Martin Ray water tower when you are in the area.

Visited April 2013
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