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Benziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery Review

One of the best-known Sonoma County wineries sits on a sprawling estate in a bowl with 360-degree sun exposure, the benefits of which are explored on popular tram tours that depart several times daily. Guides explain Benziger's biodynamic farming practices and give you a glimpse of the extensive cave system. The regular tram tour costs $20; another costing $40 concludes with a seated tasting. Benziger is noted for its Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines. Bring a picnic lunch, as the grounds are lovely. Reserve a seat on the tram tour through the winery's website or arrive early in the day on busy summer weekends and during the harvest.

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  • Address: 1883 London Ranch Rd., off Arnold Dr. Glen Ellen, CA 95442 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/935–3000; 888/490–2739
  • Cost: Tastings $10–$20, tours $20–$40
  • Hours: Daily 10–5; tours daily at 11:15, 12:45, 2:15
  • Website:
  • Location: Glen Ellen
Updated: 03-11-2013

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