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Winery Events

Join us for winemaker dinners, vineyard hikes, and member exclusive pick-up parties!

Member Exclusive: Social Club

Friday, February 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us after hours at Benziger! Discover new releases and special sales at this member-exclusive event. Complimentary for two members and two guests.

RSVP by January 29th

This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

Virtual Winemaker Dinner: Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20th, 3pm PT| 6pm ET

Let’s learn how to make rich, savory American Wagyu Steak with Hasselback Potatoes from our friends at Bay Area-based Truffle Shuffle. At this fun and interactive virtual event, you’ll sip 2019 Tribute, make a luxuriously indulgent meal, and share laughs with Winemaker Lisa Amaroli. You may have seen Truffle Shuffle get a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, and trust us, cooking with their Michelin-trained chefs is not to be missed!

This new experience includes a virtual cooking class with ingredients for two meals, wine, Estate Olive Oil, and plenty of delicious moments.

$240 Members | $260 non-members (including shipping)

SOLD OUT

Earth Day Hikes with Chris Benziger

Sunday, April 21st, 10am & 2pm

Celebrate Earth Day, the Benziger way! Take in the beauty of our Sonoma Mountain estate and learn about Biodynamic farming during an hour-long hike and wine tasting. Chris Benziger will lead the way, sharing family stories, insights into Biodynamic philosophy, and an inside look at all the love that goes into our spectacular estate.  After the hike, stay and enjoy a boxed lunch from the Glen Ellen Market—select your sandwich option at check-out (optional, not included with ticket price).

$40 Members |$50 non-members (per person)

Limited space available. This is a moderate hike available for adults only, no kids or pets allowed. Please bring water and wear shoes comfortable for hiking. The event may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and will notify guests as soon as we are able to. 

Member Exclusive: Spring Pick-up Party

Saturday, May 11th, 3-5pm

Embark on a tropical journey at our Spring Wine Club Pick-Up Party! Take in the springtime beauty from our terrace and indulge in a tasting menu of new Club Releases paired with flavorful Hawaiian dishes. Jam out to live pop and classic rock music from various decades by musician Nick Foxer. Plus, enjoy an extra savings on wine purchases and special raffle prizes!

Complimentary for two Wine Club Members | Non-Club Guests $50

This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

SOLD OUT: Please contact us to be added to the waitlist.
Call: 800-989-8890
Email: wineclub@benziger.com
Text: 707-935-3000

Vineyard Stroll + Wine Tasting

May- September, Select Sundays 11am-1pm

May 19 | June 9 | July 14| August 11 | September 15

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience, you’ll love joining us for a Vineyard Stroll and Wine Tasting. A wine educator will lead the way, sharing insights into our Biodynamic winegrowing practices followed by a seated tasting on our picturesque terrace. Optional boxed lunch from the Glen Ellen Market available to order in advance. After the walk, stay and enjoy a boxed lunch from the Glen Ellen Market – select your sandwich option at check-out.

RSVP by May 10th for the May 19th stroll

$35 Members | $45 Non-Club Guests (per person)
This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

Winemaker Dinner at Glen Ellen Star

Thursday, March 21st, 6-8pm

Let’s break bread, raise a glass, and make some memories! Join Winemaker Lisa Amaroli and Brand Ambassador Chris Benziger for an evening of connection and farm-to-table cuisine at Michelin-rated restaurant Glen Ellen Star. Each curated course will be paired with our eco-conscious new releases and member favorite wines. Limited spots are available for this intimate dinner.

SOLD OUT

Member Exclusive: Social Club

Friday, June 14th, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us after hours at Benziger! Discover new releases and special sales at this member-exclusive event. Complimentary for two members and two guests.

This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

Harvest Hikes with Chris Benziger

Sunday, October 6th, 10am and 2pm

Join us for our annual Fall Hikes and take in the beauty of our Sonoma Mountain estate! Harvest brings a special energy to our Glen Ellen ranch; the leaves are starting to change color and some of the late harvest varietals will likely still be on the vines. Chris Benziger hosts the hour-long hike and wine tasting, as he shares family stories, insight into Biodynamic farming practices, and details about our many award-winning wines that come from this unique Sonoma Mountain property.

Limited space available. This is a moderate hike available for adults only, no kids or pets allowed. Please bring water and wear shoes comfortable for hiking. The event may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and will notify guests as soon as we are able to. 

Member Exclusive: Fall Pick-up Party

Sunday, November 3rd, 3-5pm

Celebrate your fall Wine Allocation with a tasting menu of select Club Releases paired with great food and good cheer. Mingle with fellow club members and our winemaking team, sip delicious wine, and enjoy special discounts at this club exclusive event.

 

This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

Member Exclusive: Social Club

Friday, December 13th, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us after hours at Benziger! Discover new releases and special sales at this member-exclusive event. Complimentary for two members and two guests.

This event is for adults only, no kids or pets please.

Transcendence Skits Night

Wednesday, June 21st, 6-8:30pm

Partnered with Transcendence Theater Company, join us for a night of art, music, and wine, designed to bring the entire community together. Skits Under the Stars encourages aspiring artists to bring their work to share, and to help people achieve their own moment of transcendence. Bring your entire family and enjoy a fun evening filled with food from the Tri-Tip Trolley, your favorite Benziger wines, and wonderful entertainment.

If you would like to perform, please arrive 30 minutes early to sign-up.

Complimentary admission, no RSVP required.

Biodynamic Conference in Colorado

November 10-11th

Join Winemaker Lisa Amaroli at the Biodynamic Conference in Westminster, CO! The conference will feature inspiring speakers, workshops, hands-on opportunities, exhibits, and tastings. The event also features the Biodynamic Food & Wine Showcase, featuring the largest selection of Biodynamic food, wine, garden supplies, and medicinal products ever assembled in North America!

Lisa will be there sharing some of our favorite Biodynamic wines, and we hope to see you there!

Reviews

Checkout what people are saying about Benziger Family Winery

Larissa J
Larissa J
2020-03-12
I was traveling solo and stopped here on way from Jack London's estate. I loved the tour, learned so much from David! It was great to learn about their natural practices. The views from every point are spectacular! I loved to go into the cave and smell the wine. The tasting at the end was adequate, with four samples. I ended up purchasing two bottles to take with me. All in all, it was a great day!
newindigo
newindigo
2020-03-09
Best experience of our wine weekend. Byron was a great host, very knowledgeable about what makes them different than all the rest. You can’t go wrong with this property. All six of us agreed it was the best tour in Sonoma and Napa....awesome wine!!!!!
TravelingLinda
TravelingLinda
2020-02-12
Stopped here after hiking Jack London park. It's a lovely hilltop winery with pretty grounds, a tram tour, history lesson, and a big board with the family's recommendations for local must sees. We ended up shipping wine home after a tasting. The grounds are really nice with a big outdoor seating area.
Alexandria
Alexandria
2020-02-08
This whole experience was really great! We went after a friend's suggestion. The tour was given by one of the member of the family. It was very educational and fun. The wine samples were great and the whole property was beautiful.
Liz S
Liz S
2020-01-17
What an awesome experience, even for a local!!! Everyone should make a plan to go to this winery to do the tram tour. the winery groups are super awesome and hearing the their story was fascinating! You learn about the 5 B's (Birds, Bees, Bob Cats, Bats and Bugs). They actually have 14 bird boxes that both the owls and the bats share. The owls enter through the round hold and the bats stay in the elevated roof of the houses. Who would have thought that these two very different species could be room mates. Our tour guide/driver David was super awesome as well as Barbara who check us in! A must for your to do lists!