Benziger Family Winery


Our Timeline

Newlyweds Mike & Mary Benziger drive west and permanently settle in Northern California.


Mike and Bruno Benziger purchase the historic Wegener Ranch on Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen. They move in Halloween night.


The four remaining siblings - Bob, Joe, Jerry, and Patsy, with their spouses make their way to California.

1982 - 1988

Imagery Series introduced as a collaboration between Winemaker, Joe Benziger and Artist, Bob Nugent


Benziger Sonoma Mountain Estate transitions from conventional to Biodynamic® farming. Five years later, in 2000, the Estate is officially certified as a Biodynamic Farm by the Demeter Association.


Flagship wine introduced. Tribute becomes first Certified Biodynamic® release from Benziger Sonoma Mountain Estate.


“Third Generation” joins the family business when Mike Benziger’s son Buck is named Bottling Manager.


All Benziger wines are certified: Sustainable, Organic, or Biodynamic.


Mike Benziger & International Biodynamic Consultant, Alan York, are featured on the cover of the Wine Spectator.


First Benziger of fourth generation is born


Due to the wildfires in Sonoma County, our Tasting Room in Glen Ellen is currently closed. We will re-open as soon as it is safe for our employees and guests to return. We hope to welcome you back as soon as possible.

Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by these devastating fires.