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Matanzas Creek Winery

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

Published 07/06/2016

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, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon under the Matanzas Creek name, and three equally well-regarded wines—a Bordeaux red blend, a Chardonnay, and a Sauvignon Blanc—bearing the Journey label. No reservation is required for the pairing of small-lot wines and local artisanal cheeses, offered in the tasting room. The winery encourages guests to bring a picnic, buy a bottle, and enjoy the meal on the property. An ideal time to visit is in May and June, when lavender perfumes the air.

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6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, USA

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707-528–6464; 800-590–6464

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $15–$25

Published 07/06/2016


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