Bennett Lane Winery

Bennett Lane Winery
3340 Hwy 128
Calistoga, CA  94515

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Open daily 10–5:30

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What to Buy

’13 Maximus
Dark cherry, blueberries, cassis, mocha $48

’14 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bing cherry, raspberries, baking spices, vanilla $63

’16 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lynch Family Vineyard
Raspberries, cassis, cocoa, allspice, anise $130

Special Notes

Tours by appointment, scenic view, wine club discounts, pets welcome, friendly tasting room


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About two miles north of Calistoga, where the Vaca and Mayacamas mountains meet, Bennett Lane crafts vintage after vintage of superb Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded by Lisa and Randy Lynch 17 years ago, the winery has reached the top tier of Napa Valley Cabernets and has achieved a reputation for producing outstanding wines that reflect a sense of place. 

In addition to its great wine, the winery has become renowned for being among the friendliest tasting rooms in the valley. 

Sixty-two Bennett Lane wines have earned scores of 90-plus points from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and The Wine Advocate. The 2013 Bennett Lane Maximus Red Feasting Wine, one “must try” in the tasting room, is one of the best values in the entire Napa Valley. 

Despite the accolades, this boutique estate winery is relaxed and welcoming. The private, seated tasting, available for groups of up to six, demonstrates this with a deep dive into Bennett Lane’s top-end wines. Guests are expertly led through a tasting of four of the winery’s best, including the Reserve or Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Each wine is explored in depth, with time for questions and discussion. This intimate tasting is a great example of the warm, hospitable style for which Bennett Lane is known — relaxed, informative and above all, friendly. 


Bennett Lane Custom Blending 

The most exclusive experience at Bennett Lane features a vineyard tour and a sensory evaluation seminar focused on Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah — the principal components in Bennett Lane’s signature red Maximus blend — followed by a custom blending experience, where you will blend your own bottle of Maximus Red Feasting Wine using the same lab techniques and equipment a winemaker would use. Then you’ll bottle, cork, foil and label your very own bottle. 

Seated Tasting Experience 

Guests are greeted upon arrival and seated at a private table, where a specialist will lead your group through a tasting of four of Bennett Lane’s top-end wines, including their Reserve or Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. This intimate and relaxed setting is a bit like having a personal wine steward in your living room, with plenty of time for tasting and exploring each wine in depth. Moving at a leisurely pace, your personal wine expert will share the story of each bottling and details about wine- making, fruit sourcing, cellaring and more. 

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Bennett Lane Winery


Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: Yes

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No



Bennett Lane Time-Lapse

This video is a series of time-lapse shots around Bennett Lane Winery on one of the few cloudy days during the drought of 2015. Time-lapse created by Travis Elder.

Bennett Lane Winery - Calistoga, California

Bennett Lane features Chardonnay, Bordeaux blends and unique blends.

Bennett Lane Winery Showcase

A wine showcase at Bennett Lane Winery.