Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen

4.6
Visit one of the few wineries in the United States certified for its use biodynamics at Benziger Family Winery. Learn how this organic system combines compost, natural predator-prey relationships, cover crops, and animals to create healthy, natural vineyards. Tour the vineyards, fermentation facility, crush pad, and barrel caves, and then sample the result with a wine tasting. Some tours fill up, so try to reserve as far in advance as you can. Arrange to visit Benziger Family Winery and other attractions in Glen Ellen using our Glen Ellen day trip app .
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  • We were here with our travel group and were pleasantly surprised. We got a tour with a skillful and nice guide. We then got the opportunity to test the wines produced on the farm. A good choice if you want to visit a vineyard beyond the ordinary...
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  • We had an excellent and fun tasting on a Friday afternoon recently. The tasting room is attractive but not terribly memorable (no views or places to sit down). Their wines are all well made. Server ga...  more »
  • Dedicated and passionate peoples with lots of interesting stories about wine. This is the place to find out all about the wine production process. I highly recommend the tram tour. My favorite winery ...  more »
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  • We found the Tasting Room inside an impeccable Colonial(?) style outbuilding standing along a sunny, paved garden path. Our guide spared no enthusiasm while explaining the vineyard's history and wines. She was skillful and delightful. Each glass of red was very pleasant. These days, we pick up this label at the local store. The Cabernet is reliably superior for its price point with the added benefit of zero pesticides!
  • Great location and winery. I believe you get a bit more at this winery by taking of their tractor rides where they talk about the winery and caves that they have. It includes a tasting and is well worth the trip/experience if you like wine(this winery is a bit different than most, which they explain on the tour) or if you don't(Nice scenery on the tractor ride).
  • Who you get is important. Our wine expert was young and green, but very friendly. Having gone to one that was more experienced, it was a glaring difference. We came to this winery as suggested by our hotel who told us there was a buy 1 get another complimentary tasting. It was only offered on the cheaper of the 2 tastings. We are unsure if that affected our tasting. Maybe I have expensive tastes, but I was not impressed by the wines on that as tried. We left without purchasing. The tasting itself was pretty standard.
  • Amazing wines, amazing environment they have and lovely staff, unique organic and biodynamic wine, love it!!! Definitely is my best winery 🌎 .
  • Tonya was our wine guide. Loved the Tribute tour...especially the wine cave. Worth every penny for experience. Very good wines. Beautiful property. Friendly staff.
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