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Matanzas Creek Winery

Matanzas Creek Winery Review

The visitor center at Matanzas Creek sets itself apart with an understated Japanese aesthetic, extending to a tranquil fountain and a koi pond. Best of all, huge windows overlook a vast field of lavender where you can wander on your own or on a tour of the grounds ($10). The winery specializes in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot, although it also produces Syrah, a rich Bordeaux blend called Journey, and a late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine. A second tour concludes with a taste of limited-production and library wines paired with artisanal cheeses. The ideal time to visit is in May and June, when the lavender perfumes the air.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6097 Bennett Valley Rd., at Lafranconi Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/528–6464; 800/590–6464
  • Cost: Tastings $10–$20, tours $10–$35
  • Hours: Daily 10–4:30; estate tour daily at 10:30, others by appointment
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  • Location: Santa Rosa
Updated: 03-11-2013

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