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  • Tasting Appointment $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Benovia Estate & Single Vineyard Wine Tasting Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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About Benovia Winery

Benovia Winery is a hidden gem in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Our family owned, small production winery specializes in hand crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel, from our estate vineyards.

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Our team is an extension of an extraordinary family; one that eats, drinks, and breathes a lifelong passion for wine. That passion is distinct in every bottle of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel we produce from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Mountain. Our fathers, Benjamin Dewane and Novian Anderson, taught us to be the best at what we do, and always produce something we can be proud of. Nothing else will suffice, period.

Here in the Russian River Valley, we are all part of a close-knit community that finds joy in purpose. We’re at our happiest during harvest, when friends join us on the sorting line and the winery and vineyards are buzzing with activity and camaraderie.

After years of humble, hard work, we believe that we are creating something truly beautiful that draws people together.

For large groups of seven or more please contact the the Benovia Winery Visitor Center at 707-921-1040. We are sorry, we are unable to accommodate outside food or picnicking.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Certified Organic
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • General Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason K. Member Since 11/28/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 11/29/18 1:30 PM

Great experience. Great hospitality and service. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda R. Member Since 11/8/2018My Boss
Tasting Appointment on 11/11/18 3:30 PM

The property itself is beautiful and the Visitor Center tasting room (we were on the lower level) was warm and welcoming. There were four of us in a comfy seating area and there was a tasting going on 10' away at the large table but you'd never know it as the room layout was such that you still felt you were in a private setting. David Hewitt was a gracious and knowledgable host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary-Margaret R. Member Since 10/27/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 11/13/18 3:30 PM

This was a lovely tasting experience with delicious wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine K. Member Since 6/29/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 11/01/18 1:00 PM

We had 2 tastings. Hostess was great and knowlegable. Great winery if you like Chardonnays and Pino Noirs.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ronald M. Member Since 6/2/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 10/30/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brooke A. Member Since 7/10/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 10/27/18 10:30 AM

Benovia offers a gorgeous setting for a wine tasting over looking/surrounded by vineyards. The tasting room is very attractive with a patio outside. Wines are all absolutely delicious and reasonably priced if you want to order any of them.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim B. Member Since 9/14/2012My Boss
Tasting Appointment on 10/13/18 2:00 PM

It was great. It was relaxing and the wine was excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Caroline R. Member Since 7/18/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 9/14/18 10:30 AM

Please see personal note below.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Marc L. Member Since 6/9/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 8/19/18 1:30 PM

Greeted immediately and escorted to our tasting area. Heard a bit about the property and the wines. Nice intro.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry W. Member Since 6/9/2013Evil Stepmother
Tasting Appointment on 7/18/18 11:30 AM

Benovia is one of the best producers of Pinot Noir in Sonoma County. Their wines, hospitality and venue are awesome. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lou O. Member Since 11/27/2015My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 7/12/18 11:00 AM

I have been taking wine tour clients to Benovia for at least 6 years. Beautiful property, fantastic wines, and a great staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg J. Member Since 3/1/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 6/17/18 11:00 AM

Outstanding visit. Wonderful wines expertly presented by our host David. We stayed 3 hours, never felt rushed and the remodeled patio overlooking the vineyard is perfect.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott L. Member Since 3/2/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/17/18 11:30 AM

Very nice experience. Wine was excellent. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed walking the grounds. Overall wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patti F. Member Since 1/6/2016My Frenemy
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 10:00 AM

The wines we tasted were amazing but we left with a bad impression due to the host.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith D. Member Since 7/6/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/13/18 10:00 AM

James was a pourer and resource extraordinaire !!! After 5 minutes with him and a few sips of their fabulous wine we knew we had to members !! They are very lucky to have him as his exuberance and knowledge and joy shows! Loved the tasting we will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron M. Member Since 6/2/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 3:00 PM

Gail was knowledgeable about all the wines and the history of the winery. One of the better tour directors I have encountered. Mature and gracious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy J. Member Since 2/14/2013My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 10:30 AM

We had a great experience at Benovia and loved it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
GARY H. Member Since 4/3/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 11:30 AM

Nice, accommodating lounge type of atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave T. Member Since 10/17/2017My Boss
Tasting Appointment on 5/03/18 1:30 PM

Great wines and staff. Very nice tasting room.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin P. Member Since 1/20/2015My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 4/30/18 10:00 AM

Was recommended by someone at another winery and did not disappoint.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill J. Member Since 2/21/2015My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 4/27/18 1:30 PM

Couldn't have been better. The facility was spotless and classy, yet comfortable. The setting was peaceful, quiet and intimate with beautiful views. The wines were excellent. Our tasting guide was friendly and highly knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie S. Member Since 9/28/2016My Ex
Tasting Appointment on 4/18/18 10:00 AM

Had a lovely time at Benovia! Great views! Great wine! Great hospitality! Strongly recommend...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruno M. Member Since 4/29/2017My Parents
Tasting Appointment on 4/07/18 1:00 PM

Excellent experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara H. Member Since 10/21/2016My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 3/25/18 11:30 AM

Lovely visit. Great Host David. Very knowledgeable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick Y. Member Since 2/15/2016My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 3/24/18 1:00 PM

The property was clean and neat, and the staff were generous and welcoming. I would come again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allison J. Member Since 3/15/2018My Parents
Tasting Appointment on 3/16/18 3:30 PM

We had a great experience at Benovia! Dave welcomed my family and I and it really felt like we were in someone's cozy, beautiful home. We enjoyed the delicious wine tastings and the view of the vineyards. Dave went out of his way to suggest great restaurants and chat about the area. We will definitely recommend this winery to family and friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stuart R. Member Since 3/4/2014My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 2/24/18 1:30 PM

Truly the number one tasting experience in Sonoma County for lovers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Guy B. Member Since 2/8/2014My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 2/20/18 10:00 AM

Great wine tasting, beautiful tasting room knowledgeable people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martha F. Member Since 2/7/2018My BFF
Valentine's Weekend on 2/10/18 11:00 AM

This was my first experience at Benovia and it was definitely worth it! I will definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald P. Member Since 1/2/2018My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 1/17/18 10:00 AM

Mike was friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to explain the winery's operation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffany M. Member Since 12/23/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 12/23/17 1:00 PM

Loved our visit, Michael was both informative and fun. Entire group had a great time and learned new things. I loved all the wines and atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David D. Member Since 12/3/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 12/03/17 3:00 PM

Just a great visit. Our host, Michael, was excellent. Helpful. Knowledgeable. Funny. The wines are simply the best.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara L. Member Since 11/15/2017Evil Stepmother
Tasting Appointment on 11/18/17 2:30 PM

The entire experience was weird. They seem to be set up primarily to serve customers who purchase wine online. The wines were excellent, but the experience was poor. The people who work in the tasting room do not understand customer service. All 5 people in my party bought wine but were disappointed in the experience and would not return. Also, we never received receipts for our purchases.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
John F. Member Since 6/5/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 11/03/17 10:00 AM

We arrived early and had the area downstairs mostly to ourselves. We were able to sit by the fire and enjoy the view while we tasted. We visited with our friends Rudy and Kathleen who live locally and are also Concierage Club members. Our hostess was very helpful and contributed to our good time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary W. Member Since 3/19/2015My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 10/09/17 2:30 PM

See below

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie L. Member Since 9/17/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 9/30/17 3:30 PM

We enjoyed our tasting on the patio. Michael was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Will R. Member Since 7/27/2016My Parents
Tasting Appointment on 9/16/17 3:30 PM

wonderful experience with knowledgeable staff and excellent wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea T. Member Since 7/16/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 7/22/17 10:30 AM

Nice tasting. Great hospitality. Nice wines. Great experience. Unique and personal.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin M. Member Since 5/7/2017My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/27/17 1:30 PM

Fantastic wines with a nice intimate tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff J. Member Since 2/21/2016My BFF
Tasting Appointment on 5/21/17 3:30 PM

We ended our Sunday with a stop at Benovia, and had a fabulous tasting, by ourselves with a wonderful pourer. He gave us so much background on the wines and winery, helped us understand what we were tasting, and threw in some surprise tastes. We love Benovia. We first found Benovia's wine at Backyard in Forestville.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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