The visitor center at Matanzas Creek sets itself apart with an understated Japanese aesthetic, extending to a tranquil fountain, a koi pond, and a vast field of lavender. The winery makes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir wines under the Matanzas Creek name and three equally well-regarded wines—a Bordeaux red blend, a Chardonnay, and a Sauvignon Blanc—with the Journey label. All tours take in the beautiful estate and include tastings. The Signature
tour concludes with tastings of limited-production and library wines paired with artisanal cheeses. An ideal time to visit is in May and June, when lavender perfumes the air.
6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, United States