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Benziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery

Winery and Vineyard$$$$
Glen Ellen
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    Keith F.
    "Get the tram tour with Joanne."(6 Tips)
    "tour- awesome wine cave"(4 Tips)
    "Fantastic tour, knowledgeable staff, and great value!"(3 Tips)
    Corrie F.
    "Love their philosophy of biodynamic farming."(3 Tips)
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  • Karin B.
    Karin BeilSeptember 11, 2013
    This was one of the best winery tours we took this week. Benzigers uses biodynamic methods to grow grapes and produce wine, which is very fascinating. We ate a catered lunch in one of the wine caves!
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BaeckerJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is amazing. It is by far and away my favorite experience in Napa/Sonoma. Take the partners tour and join the Partners club. You won't regret it.
  • Jen A.
    Jen AJanuary 22, 2013
    Hiked with some Benziger family members at nearby Jack London Park then tasted here, 50% of proceeds went back! Met Kathy Benziger, down to earth, staff was fun and gave us Imagery tasting passes.
  • Greg S.heart icon on user image
    Greg SchulzSeptember 14, 2013
    The staff here is terrific. They're very helpful and friendly. The wine is great and the atmosphere is exactly what we were looking for. Super laid back! Good pizza too!
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KSeptember 18, 2016
    The tram tour with the private tasting is worth it for the personal experience. I don't think I'd like just tasting in the very crowded tasting room.
  • Dracaena W.heart icon on user image
    Dracaena WinesNovember 10, 2015
    This winery has an exceptional tour. If you want to learn about wines and how they get from vine to bottle stop here.
  • Dmitriy S.heart icon on user image
    Dmitriy ShushkinNovember 17, 2013
    Super! Take a tour in tram. It's really interesting! Pat is a very good speaker.
  • Talyaheart icon on user image
    TalyaSeptember 25, 2019
    Tour was very informative but long. Loved the wine tastings integrated with the tour.
  • Patricia L.heart icon on user image
    You can take a tour through the vineyards to learn their sustainable manufacturing process and to see their cave. Good wines, but the tasting is too crowded, even during weekdays.
  • Thomas R.heart icon on user image
    Thomas RizziSeptember 18, 2013
    Quality wine wich is very good. Really love the idea of organic oldfashioned wine
  • Sally C.
    Sally CedarJune 22, 2013
    If you are new to wineries, go here first and take the tour to have a better appreciation of how wine is made. Cave is cool too.
  • Douglas G.heart icon on user image
    Douglas GrayApril 16, 2015
    Great place for a corporate junket. The wine cave can seat a small army for dinner.
  • Lukas H.
    Lukas HasikOctober 2, 2011
    Lovely place, the tram trip was amazing. Then the neverending tasting of the great wines. Much better and warmer atmosfere than at Sebastiani
  • Corrie F.heart icon on user image
    Corrie Francis ParksAugust 8, 2018
    Tram tour was great! Highly recommend. Love their philosophy of biodynamic farming.
  • Chris T.heart icon on user image
    Chris TJuly 31, 2015
    Great tour and wine making philosophy! Good place for a picnic with the kids too.
  • miles l.heart icon on user image
    miles lennonMay 13, 2016
    Very nice staff in the tasting room and beautiful property views
  • Carl U.
    Carl UpthegroveDecember 2, 2022
    Been here 10+ times
    Great wine nice people beautiful property. It’s all good
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 15, 2015
    Was here towards closing time. Very nice winery. Next time I would do a tram tour!
  • Morgan P.heart icon on user image
    Morgan PolotanSeptember 11, 2015
    Take the trolley tour to learn about their biodynamic farming practices.
  • Brady K.heart icon on user image
    Brady KMarch 4, 2014
    Pat is a fantastic tour guide, full of information and a great sense of humor.
  • Erin
    ErinAugust 27, 2013
    Take the tour- awesome wine cave, and the scenery is absolutely beautiful.
  • Diane R.
    Diane RJune 23, 2013
    Fantastic tour, great for families! Pack your picnic lunch, they have an amazing spot for lunch.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MenagéSeptember 19, 2013
    Very friendly people, and of course, great wines! Try the Zinfandel.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannFebruary 5, 2018
    I’ve location and some interesting stuff for a large producer.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsNovember 15, 2013
    You can't go wrong with any of their biodynamic wines. Read more
  • Evan L.heart icon on user image
    Evan LeckliderNovember 5, 2016
    Such an amazing biodynamic winery!
  • Sibel A.heart icon on user image
    Sibel AkcekayaNovember 25, 2019
    Loved the Space and Cabernet wine ❤️
  • Johnny T.
    Johnny TsaiFebruary 15, 2012
    Tour is legit, wines are so subtly diff and amazing, try the signaterra chard.
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.May 15, 2018
    Awesome place to have a picnic.
  • Kyung P.heart icon on user image
    Kyung PaikJuly 4, 2015
    Family run business. Environment-friendly.
  • Jo L.
    Jo LamoureuxJune 9, 2013
    We had Dr. Bob give us our tasting, highly recommend him, he knows his wine!
  • Sylvia
    SylviaSeptember 27, 2011
    Take the tram tour! You'll learn a lot and it's a cooling break in the cave tour :)
  • Rajiv D.
    Rajiv DewanApril 6, 2010
    This is a real nice winery. Great tour. Learnt all about biodynamics. Very interesting, indeed. The wine cave is pretty cool.
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckMarch 24, 2014
    Skip the tour, boring and definitely not with kids, walk the free path with info on biodynamic farming , fascinating
  • Becca
    BeccaJune 5, 2011
    Fantastic tour, knowledgeable staff, and great value! Tour includes tasting too.
  • Greg N.
    Greg NeeAugust 6, 2015
    They have cute play structure for kids.
  • Keith F.
    Keith ForsytheJune 13, 2015
    Get the tram tour with Joanne. Great time!
  • Vadim B.
    Vadim BazuevFebruary 19, 2012
    If you like sweet wines, you definitely should try Muscat Canelli.
  • Christopher G.heart icon on user image
    Christopher GallagaAugust 2, 2017
    Free biodynamic self guided walk FTW!
  • Lucy P.heart icon on user image
    Lucy PerryJune 16, 2016
    The tour was very interesting
  • Itai J.heart icon on user image
    Itai JamshyApril 5, 2015
    Buy more than 100$ and it covers the tasting
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie SaucierSeptember 29, 2012
    Take the tour, it's really worth it!
  • My Name Is D.
    My Name Is DimpleSeptember 2, 2012
    Try imagery first, and then head to benzinger for the tour and tasting
  • Tyler T.heart icon on user image
    Tyler TolerApril 15, 2023
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Oonapias!!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HsiehAugust 31, 2009
    take the tour to see where the wine is made in an Eco friendly way! we got a coupon for a free tasting at the imagery estate winery too!
  • Jay M.heart icon on user image
    Jay MartinOctober 11, 2017
    Good for groups
  • Joheart icon on user image
    JoAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent pinots.
  • PJ S.
    PJ SchultzAugust 6, 2011
    The Pinot Noir tasting is very good. So worth it.
  • Melon L.heart icon on user image
    Melon LJune 16, 2015
    Not a fan of white wines but their Sauvignon blanc sure does go down easily...
  • Francine K.
    Francine KiznerJanuary 22, 2011
    Great tour and even greater wines!
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