Benziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery
1883 London Ranch Rd
Glen Ellen, CA  95442

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Tasting Room Open Daily, 10–5

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What to Buy

’13 Tribute Estate Blend
Dark fruit, coffee, vanilla, spice $85

’14 de Coelo Quintus Pinot Noir
Cherry, raspberries, $75

’14 West Rows Chardonnay
Apple, mineral, vanilla, caramel $34

Special Notes

Biodynamic farming practices, daily private tastings and tours, scenic views, wine cave, picnic grounds, corporate and private events


For more than 30 years Benziger Family Winery has farmed its 85-acre ranch on Sonoma Mountain. Only 35 of these acres are planted with vines. The rest of the estate is used for biodiversity to create a polyculture. Besides insectaries, gardens, sheep and cattle pastures, and more than 800 olive trees, there are two wetland areas used for water purification.

With the conviction that biodynamic farming is not only good for the environment but also does great things to enhance winegrape quality, the Benzigers first committed to farming biodynamically in 1996. Today they proudly produce a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines from their home estate and other distinctive, biodynamically farmed vineyards across Sonoma County.

Benziger specializes in Bordeaux-style and single-varietal wines. Tribute is the flagship biodynamic estate wine: a Bordeaux blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. Also grown on the estate is Joaquin’s Inferno, a robust Zinfandel blend that got its name for its dificulty to harvest on a steep slope of Sonoma Mountain. The portfolio also features several exquisite Pinot Noirs grown at the family estate on the Sonoma Coast.

Benziger Family Winery was named Best Winery and Best Tour by Locals in the Sonoma Valley People’s Choice Awards for good reason. There are multiple tours and tastings options, including a tasting in the spacious main tasting room and a seated tasting in the historic ranch house’s newly renovated library, but a visit really isn’t complete without a hop on the tram. To get a real feel for the estate and how it is farmed, guests take the Biodynamic Vineyard Tram Tour with stops at the fermentation facility, crush pad, and barrel caves. Those seeking an intimate tasting experience will also enjoy The Partners Vineyard Tour & Exclusive Wine Tasting. This one-hour tour provides a behind-the-scenes look at the vineyard, wine sampling from the barrel in the wine cave, followed by a private tasting.

Check out Benziger Family Winery's Preferred Program Offer


Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: Yes

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: Yes

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: Yes

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: Yes



Fly with Benziger Family Winery
Ever wonder what it’s like to be one of the many birds, insects or planes that fly above the Benziger Family Winery’s beautiful vineyard….well, why didn’t you ask? Buckle up and have your glass in hand while you take this experience with Benziger.
Benziger: 2012 Harvest Montage
Watch the process of harvesting at Benziger in this beautiful video montage.