Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen

4.5
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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  • I was traveling solo and stopped here on way from Jack London's estate. I loved the tour, learned so much from David! It was great to learn about their natural practices. The views from every point...  more »
  • Best experience of our wine weekend. Byron was a great host, very knowledgeable about what makes them different than all the rest. You can’t go wrong with this property. All six of us agreed it was...  more »
  • Stopped here after hiking Jack London park. It's a lovely hilltop winery with pretty grounds, a tram tour, history lesson, and a big board with the family's recommendations for local must sees. We...  more »
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  • I was at this winery a month ago and had a wonderful experience. Not only is the winery really beautiful, but the staff was very caring and helpful. We were three little old ladies and the staff took such great care as one of us was handicapped. I cannot say enough accolades for the staff that helped us here and we had such a wonderful day. Carolyn Granados
  • My family loved the tour. It was very interesting to learn about their methods. The wines were great too! Beautiful views.
  • Wonderful experience. If you are into the organic/vege/healthy/environmentally conscious/biodynamic stuff you have to go there. The employee will drive you through the winery, describe the history of the winery, their process of making wine and some other details. It’s 30$ per person but worth it. They have now 25th anniversary.
  • Beautiful estate, when a bit massive. Very friendly and knowledgable people. Good wines, but certainly not living up to their prices. But may be I should not compare with France, Switzerland or Austria?
  • This was our first winery visit on our first visit to Sonoma and we were very pleased with the friendliness and knowledgeability of the staff here. They took the time to explain the wines and since we joined the wine club the tasting a and tours were complimentary. Highly recommend you stop here!

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