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Napa and Sonoma Sights

Matanzas Creek Winery

  • 6097 Bennett Valley Rd. Map It
  • Santa Rosa
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/06/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, United States

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Phone:

707-528–6464; 800-590–6464

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $10–$25, tours $10–$35
  • Daily 10–4:30; estate tour ($10) daily at 10:30, others by appointment at least 48 hrs in advance

Updated 01/06/2015

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