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 specializes in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot wines, although it also produces Pinot Noirs and a rich Bordeaux blend called Journey. 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. The ideal time to visit is in May and June, when lavender perfumes the air.
6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, United States