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Book a Private Event

Book a Private Event

Benziger Family Winery is available for private luncheons or evening events through the year. Benziger Family Winery does not host weddings or wedding receptions. Hours for use vary, depending on the event; all events must conclude by 10:00pm. Private events include a private educational tour outlining our highly specialized Biodynamic farming practices. Please note that Benziger Family or Imagery Estate wines are used exclusively; no other alcohol is allowed.

We are confident that your group will have the optimal wine country experience at Benziger Family Winery. Should you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Special Events Department at the number below. We look forward to sharing the hospitality, warmth and magic of Benziger Family Winery with you.


 Special Events Department


  (707) 935-4049 fax
  email: events@benziger.com


  The Special Events Department at Benziger Family Winery offers several fun and  educational activities for visiting groups.        


Blind Tasting

(20 Guest Minimum)
Have your group ‘blindly’ try to identify four different Benziger wines. You will be presented with four wines and four wine descriptions. After swirling, smelling, and tasting you try to correctly match each wine with its’ corresponding description. A Benziger Winery facilitator will educate participants on key elements of the wine and help them learn what components make up the final product. After everyone has completed the matching exercise the facilitator will announce the answers and grade the participants. For additional fun, the group coordinator may work with the Special Events Department to arrange a prize for the winner.



Blending Class

(30 Guest Minimum)
Our Sonoma Mountain Estate Vineyard is the perfect setting to get away from it all and focus on forging quality professional relationships. This class allows your group to communicate and work together in new and creative ways. Appropriate group size ranges from 30 to 120 people. Groups are split up into teams making up mock wineries. Team members will play one of three roles critical to successful wine business. Each team will elect winemakers, graphic artists and marketers. Winemakers work through trial and error to blend several wines together to craft their favorite combination. Their creation is then funneled into bottles. The graphic artists are given tools to compose their own unique label design. The team then must work with the marketers to develop the best way to represent their new brand. At the end of the blending seminar each team presents their wine to the entire group and are judged by an ‘expert’ panel. Companies often conclude the experience by relating common themes to their specific work environment, helping their group take home new ways of communication and team work.


Cooking Demo

(20 Guest Minimum)
Help your team become experts in the culinary arts with our variety of cooking demonstrations, food and wine pairing, or garnish & plate presentation classes. Depending on your group, these topics can be presented in a classroom style or take a more interactive approach. Our pizza ovens also offer a fun group activity, whether participants work together on a collaborative pie or compete for the best meal. Please contact our Special Events Department for pricing information.



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