Benziger Family Winery

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2010 Signaterra Sunny Slope Cabernet Sauvignon
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2011 Obsidian Point, Sonoma Mountain Estate
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    "Ours is a family winery in the truest sense, it is operated by Benzigers. My family loves sharing our Estate ranch and providing guests with an agrarian experience that you will not get anywhere else. We farm for flavors and craft wine with a distinct sense of place. Our roots run deep and this authenticity resonates with our customers."

    Chris Benziger
The Benzigers, wine makers from Glen Ellen, enjoying a holiday meal

Winemaking
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Acres

22

Year planted

2002-2007

Weather

Cool Climate, High Rainfall Area

Elevation

400-600 ft

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Sonoma Coast

Grapes Produced

Pinot Noir

Soil Type

Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam, Kinman Loam

Clones

Calera, 828, 777, 115, 667

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de Coelo

Acres

32

Year planted

1995-2008

Weather

Warmest Estate, Cold air blocked by Sonoma Mountain

Elevation

300-500 ft

Ava

Sonoma Valley

Grapes Produced

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec

Soil Type

Gravelly Clay Loam

Clones

Cote, 337, 7, 181

Sunny Slope Learn More

Sunny Slope

Acres

9

Year planted

1999

Weather

Evening Fog, Most Rainfall of Estate Vineyards

Elevation

750 ft

Ava

Russian River Valley

Grapes Produced

Pinot Noir

Soil Type

Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam

Clones

115, 667, 777

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Bella Luna

Acres

36

Year planted

1989-2007

Weather

Warm, Bowl-Shape Vineyard absorbs rain and reflects sun

Elevation

440-665 ft

Ava

Sonoma Mountain

Grapes Produced

Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel

Soil Type

Volcanic Goulding Clay Loam

Clones

7, 15 , 337

Benziger Ranch Learn More

Benziger Ranch
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  • Benziger Family 1968
  • Benziger Family mid-1980's
  • Bruno checks the grapes
  • Chris Benziger with dad, Bruno
  • Benziger wines today
  • Early Benziger wines
  • The old bottling line
  • Harvest is a family affair
  • Reconstructing the Parthenon
  • Benziger wins at Harvest Fair 1982

Our Story

At Benziger, we're about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years, we've farmed our ranch on Sonoma Mountain and searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyards. Once found, we tend these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines.

Scroll though these photos to see some of the journey, or click below for a timeline of our family winery.

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