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 tour costing $40 concludes with a seated tasting. Noted for its Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon
Blanc wines, the winery is a beautiful spot for a picnic. Reserve a seat on the tram tour through the winery's website or arrive early in the day on summer weekends and during harvest season.
Sep 7, 2006
I have to say that this was our favorite wine tour. The setting is gorgeous and the staff very courteous and pleasant. My husband loved their wine.
Feb 3, 2004
Benzinger was one of our favorite winery tours. The vineyard is lovely & the loyal staff clearly communicate the family values on which the business operates. The grounds are beautifuly set up to encourage lingering in a pastoral setting. The new cave was impressive as was everything else about our tour. Olive oil is also produced and sold on site. We highly recommend a visit!