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Benziger Family Winery

#2 of 29 things to do in Glen Ellen Features Animals
1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9728
+1 800-989-8890
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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.
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1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9728
+1 800-989-8890
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite Sonoma winery. Take the train tour and learn why their biodynamic farming makes their wine a premium California wine.

Thank slouwers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunningly beautiful setting, this winery offers extended indoor tasting plus an option of guided vineyard tours. The tour will take you up and into the heart of the vines, giving a beautiful vista of the estate as well as a cave tour. All excellent value,...More

Thank IMORGAN190764
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned a tour and lunch with my wife and I with Chris Benziger providing a tour and tasting. Never disappointed by the wine (and he poured some library cabs!) but the tour by Chris was also very well done. He obviously is passionate about his...More

Thank sox60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine tasting on a special vineyard. Awesome experience. Thanks to the Gaige House for their recommendation (Thank you Ruth and Ashley).

Thank wolpertinger1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful grounds where picnics are allowed with food brought along. Amazing vineyards and interesting information posted in various areas. Tasting is very nice with your own guide in small groups. A lot of interesting information provided about the Sonoma County area with suggestions of other...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to tour a winery while on our cross country trip. Picked Benziger because of their biodynamic farming. On the tram tour learned about wine production from start to finish. Had some fine wines on the tour, and of course, had...More

Thank fjmeschubert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Glen Ellen usually 2 times a year. We always stay at the Jack London Lodge and every morning I walk up the hill to Benzinger. It is beautiful! We first visited Benzinger about 7 years ago on a Platypus Wine Tour. This time...More

Thank LoveToTravel524
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came too late to enjoy everything this place has to see. What we saw was as good or better than all other places we visited. Want to hear more about how hard they pursue sustainability. Lovely wines. Incredible setting.

Thank schorski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since its purchase, the winery appears to still be well run and represents as a family winery. It is a great example of a biodynamic farm and the staff do a job better than about anywhere of explaining exactly what that means. Other than our...More

Thank JoeSchroeter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property was beautiful and touring it by tram was a relaxing & enjoyable way to learn about the sustainable practices used by this organic vineyard.

Thank GiddyupBorzoi
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We'll be staying in Glen Ellen in August...visiting our son for the first time in CA. Would LOVE suggestions on top recommended activities for the area. Thanks so much!
28 June 2017|
Response from Patty B | Reviewed this property |
Take a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway 1, go into San Francisco and see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman's Wharf, eat at Mona Lisa restaurant in downtown SF, take a tour of Alcatraz, visit Muir Woods...all of... More
Beth A
Do you allow picnics? If so can you tell me the parameters? (For a few, with a tasting, no charge, with a tour, for members, etc)... thanks!
17 November 2016|
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Response from Elaine S | Reviewed this property |
it's a lovely area to picnic, we didnt but saw other people having a picnic and drinking the Benzinger wine
Charles H
Do you have a club? Do you deliver to Southern Ca?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Michelle W | Property representative |
Hi Charles. Yes, we do have a wine club...in fact, we have three different clubs for you to choose from! You can find out more about our wine clubs on our website or in our tasting room. We also ship to Southern CA. Hope... More